Hi, I just started cycling about 5 weeks ago, so I'm totally inexperienced when it comes to cool/cold weather riding equipment. I'm planning a 70ish mile ride for this coming Sunday in the Adirondacks, and it looks like the temps will be between about 38 and 48 with cloudy skies when we're riding. What type of layering would you reccommend for conditons like this? Here's what I was thinking.
Head: Either wind-resistant cycling hat or lightweight wool ski hat under the helmet, clear glasses
Upper Body is where I have a dilemma:
I have a Craft S3(windproof chest) baselayer that I plan to wear, but should I wear it with a Patagonia Capilene Silkweight shirt, Under Armour Cold Gear, or a Polartec PowerStretch top? Any combo would have a shortsleeve jersey over it for the pockets.
Normal Bib shorts with leg wamers(don't have tights yet), and lightweight cycling socks and neoprene booties over the shoes, since my feet tend to run a bit cold.
Basically I'm only confused about upper body layering, since I don't want to freeze nor do I want to sweat like a pig. I'm thinking that the S3 Under Armour Cold Gear combo might be best, but this will be first ride in sub 55-60 degree weather, and that ride was sunny as well. Thanks for any input.