I had to get some new cycling clothes because last years are too big and sometimes too stained.
I can stick with my shirt idea I used last year. A base layer of polypropylene such as coolmax or what have you. I can get these cheap for about 5.00 each on sale. Last year I got all black as that's what I got for a good price. But I can’t wear black at night. When the temp is about 52 or so I can just wear the base layer. So black was out. Plus they are pretty big on me last year XL this year large. Then over that a long sleeve t shirt. Just cotton. This works well to keep me warm but not too warm. Two poly shirts gets me too hot unless it is colder. In Portland Oregon with such variable weather you need flexibility. I found yellow and orange long sleeve cotton shirts for 6.99 each. I want cheap as I need 6 sets for my weekly commute. Then I only have to wash once a week.
Now for the pants. I am ok with my jeans but they do let some air in around my leg since they ride up. Plus since they are all cotton I would have to stop and put on rain pants if it started pouring. So I got the idea of 50/50 sweats. They are only 8.99 a pair and three should work for all week. They are easy on and off and should handle some rain. Plus they should keep my knee’s warm. Well I will know if they work when I get them along with the new t shirts.
If it gets colder I can put on my burley rain coat. This gives me pretty good flexibility .last year when it got around 20 a thick ply turtleneck shirt and my rain jacket was plenty. I have enough de feet wool socks for my feet but how to keep my feet dry? Last year I had neoprene booties but the soles wore out fast I hardly got a season out of them. Plus with 47 shoes nothing really fits them. I got some goulashes and cut out a hole for the cleat but even in low rain my shoes were all wet. I was debating on buying the lake winter mountain bike shoes but I was thinking they would be a pain to walk in. but now I wish I did. Any idea’s?