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Old 11-15-05, 09:53 PM   #26
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weather I'm skiing in a whiteout at 11,000 feet on Mount Rainier, or biking around in a blizzard when I was going to school in snow country, I'm always amazed at how little i need to wear to stay warm when I am active. Today i started out with 2 thin wool t shirts and an athletic jacket with shorts, and wound up peeling one of the t's off for the afternoon riding. I wonder what you were wearing today, Vrkelley?

I don't get a chance to do really thick layers much at sea level around puget sound, but even skiing at 11,000 feet at 15 degrees with 60 mph winds, a wool base layer, sweater and windproof layer will keep you warm as toast. for most biking around pugetopolis its even less.

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Old 11-16-05, 11:14 AM   #27
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I wonder what you were wearing today, Vrkelley?
Getting close Bek, it's hard to peal off pants and shirts with cars wizzing by. . What brand is your wool base layer?

==41F Cloudy 10.3mi

Base - Red UnderArmour long SL, fleece arm warmers and home-made polartech wind chest swatch
Mid -
Outer - ShowersPass Jacket
Legs - PI thin tights, Showers Pass rain pants
Sock - microfiber sock, windproof sock liner (shoe is not tight)
Glove - winter cross country glove
Helmet - Specialized summer, thin ear band

Cold at first, cooking on the first 1/2 mile climb. Removed gloves, unzipped jacket. Arrived comfortable but sweaty with cold feet.
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VR, you've got to ditch that rain gear when its not raining, my friend. Wear it only when its absolutely pouring out.

I've been mixing it up with the wool base layers. I've got Filson, Ibex, Smartwool, and Icebreaker. I've also got some fav merino wool tops from the thrift store i wear a lot. much cheaper than sporting 40 bucks for a smartwool t shirt.
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