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    Wx Advice

    Hi,

    Coming over from the UK next week and plan to cycle from Union Sq area to Mt Tam, Stinson a couple of times. I will be starting at dawn both days. Just want a bit of advice about the weather. It looks like it is warming up nicely but is it still leg warmer weather for early rides? I do not want to over pack with cool weather gear.

    Is it a wintery 65 or a summery 65?

    Many thanks

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    All depends if you have the morning marine layer (fog). At this time of the year it is very common to start the day in SF under a thick cloud cover that usually burns out by Noon. If it's the case it will be cold, as cold as a London foggy day, so be prepared with warmers and a water resistant shell.
    If the early morning is clear you will be in for a fine day. I like knee warmers in the morning tough.

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    Leg warmers, arm warmers, base layer and wind vest (for descent) and you should be good to go. Accuweather is your friend regarding rain probabilities, etc. You're going to have a blast.
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    Thanks for the info. Got in too late yesterday to collect my bike, missed my ride today. So only chance is tomorrow. Weather looks great.

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    Hi I rode to Stinson and back to SF via Tam on Saturday. I'd guess that the weather will be very similar for you tomorrow. You will definitely need arm/leg warmers etc. but it should warm up nicely by 9 or 10.

    I highly recommend going to Stinson via HWY 1 and then if you are up for it Bolinas-Fairfax road, seven sisters and then top of MT Tam. This is approx 60 miles and 5400 feet of climbing from Union Square.

    Conditions right now are perfect...

    Have fun.
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    Only had time for Tam. Kit as recommended worked well.

    How long are the Mt Tam/Panoramic road works going on for? And are there restrictions at the weekend?
    Bikesf1, back again this weekend so I will give your route a go.

    Many thanks for all the tips.

    From rain sodden UK.

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