I am in the process of getting my riding legs in shape for some light touring starting this spring. I went for a ride this Sunday in 30F weather, and while I was warm enough and the scenery was gorgeous with freshly fallen snow, my toes started going numb after only about 30 minutes of riding. They were not cold, just numb. I noticed that during my previous ride as well and I remember it happening on extended mountain bike excursions.
Has anyone else experience numb toes? Is it tight shoes? Bad circulation? Do I need to buy a recumbent?
I get the same thing with a combination of thick socks, too tight shoes, cold weather and a treatment for high blood pressure (which tends to give me reynaud syndrome).
That also means I had frostbite on my toes very easily (itchy and painful).
My doctor has already changed my treatment for something that is more "cardio selective" to avoid getting numb fingers/toes and I need to buy bigger shoes.
Are your shoes big enough?