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    Leg warmers?

    Just curious, do you prefer leg warmers or full tights when races get cold enough to go beyond knee warmers?
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    I thought the idea behind leg warmers was their ease of removal if the temperature changed or just for warm-up. Full tights would be a commitment for warm-up and the full race.

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    If it's cold enough to warrant full length leg warmers, I do full tights. You don't have to worry about leg warmers falling down and causing problems.

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    Leg warmers will fall down, sooner or later. It's a distraction that you don't want when you're racing.

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    Race in shorts and get a can of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jroth View Post
    Leg warmers will fall down, sooner or later. It's a distraction that you don't want when you're racing.
    Perhaps you need better fitting leg warmers. I have never had mine fall down, whether in a race or training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18hockey View Post
    Perhaps you need better fitting leg warmers. I have never had mine fall down, whether in a race or training.
    +1

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    Ice on the course, then keeping the tights on is probably a good idea..
    but as the race is short , may be fine to just jump back into the warmups
    after you finish.

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    most people dont wear anything on there legs clothing wise and use embro so as they get wet with rain/mud they dont weight you down. plus it looks pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jroth View Post
    Leg warmers will fall down, sooner or later. It's a distraction that you don't want when you're racing.
    You need bigger legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Race in shorts and get a can of this.

    I have that actually jar, as a matter of fact. I was leaning that way anyway, but the stuff is so damned potent! I can't get it to stop warming after a 6 hour ride let alone a 30-45 min race! But to look pro....
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    embrocation and knee warmers prior to the race. just embrocation during the race. burning legs after the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jroth View Post
    Leg warmers will fall down, sooner or later. It's a distraction that you don't want when you're racing.
    Garter clips. Works well with the 'cross dressing too.

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    Maybe this obvious, but it wasn't to me: embrocation on the OUTSIDE of the knee only. The inside is pretty sensitive and it doesn't help anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Maybe this obvious, but it wasn't to me: embrocation on the OUTSIDE of the knee only. The inside is pretty sensitive and it doesn't help anyway.
    Do you mean the front and back (pit) of your knee, or the actual inside (left side of right leg and right side of left leg) and outside of your knees?

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    I meant the pit or backside.
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