I went out today around noon to run some errands. The temp was 28f (according to the Weather Channel). I think I reached the threshold of the SportHill Infuzion II pants. I wasn't getting cold but I think 25f would probably be the limit on those. Which is excellent. SportHill XC 3SP are the King of winter cycling pants, and the Infuzions' are just a half step behind those. Once again the Infuzions are on sale at Amazon for $45, depending on the size. They retail for $85.
... Back to my commute. I rode to Riverside Hospital via the OBP to check out Milton Av and the bike boxes. Which are still in the early phase of construction. The intersection pretty much looks the same as it did before. Rode up EN Broadway to the Hospital and everything was fine. Lots of room and I didn't feel threatned by the traffic. Came home in 50 min from Riverside, had the wind at my back. I think thats pretty good. The temps warmed up to about 37f on my thermometer. I switched from the mittens to the cotton work gloves. Felt comfortable.
The pants have a zipper at the ankle. Once you try SportHill you will be hooked. SportHill makes the best winter clothing.