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    your nightmare gal chipcom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebornroadster
    Yup,That's me.Got a job and a bike.And a mortgage,three kids to feed,a couple of cats,a truck,a car.Who the hell has money for space age clothing?
    You don't need space age clothing. Most of my wool has come from the thrift store for less than $5 a pop, my poly stuff comes from Target and even my cycling jacket was only $50 from J&G.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    9 degrees today, add wind chill to that and it's a bit nippy out

    However, I was nice and warm, thanks to my gear:
    Just purchased a new jacket/shell from REI - Switchback. It is waterproof, wind proof and breathable. On sale, $120 off the original price!! WooHoo. I paid under $70 bucks, couldn't pass it up, but it's just the shell. That was my upper most layer. Had my Sporthill 3SP softshell under that, Mountain Hardwear shirt long sleeve shirt under that, then longsleeve tech shirt under that. May sound like a lot of layers but my upper body tends to get cold.

    Lower body: Sporthill XC pants (sporthill is awesome stuff), long underwear, cycling short (like the padding). 1 pair wool socks and hiking boots.

    Pogies/CliMitts kept my hands toasty, light Novara winter cycling gloves.
    Mt. Hardwear balaclava - Had to cut air holes in it at the mouth, I just can't get enough air in otherwise and really don't want to pass out somewhere... Anyone else have that problem??

    Last but not least - HELMET

    With respect to the post up above about expensive space age clothing, This is the whole extent of my stuff. While I have some great brands, I got a lot of it off Ebay and never pay full price. There is no Target stores, just Walmart in this state and my little Walmart doesn't carry much appropriate gear, especially for women. I've never seen any polypro anything there.
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    On the coldest day this month, started before light. Well, it must have been below freezing because I saw frost on the back end of cars. ( Needed good light to look out for black ice.) Wore fleece lined bike tights, UnderArmour tee shirt.glove liner and winter gloves. Thermal lined bike underwear. I was pretty comfortable. Except could have used a backlava.
    BUt, I think the most helpful was lycra shoe covers.

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    Conditions in Seattle today: upper 40's, sunny at noon. Two hour bike ride. Cranking it fast on the road bike.

    Wore: Windstopper beanie, helmet.

    Torso:wool bike shorts, wool t shirt, wool jersey, safety vest.

    Extremities: wool ankle socks. no shoe covers. crochet fingerless gloves.

    comments:

    Felt just like summer! comfy, still wearing the wool tshirt. (this morning, cooler and foggy, I had a wool sweater on instead of the jersey, and cotton trousers for some downtown riding/errands before the noon ride.)
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    Burlington, Ontario

    -10C / 14F

    Work pants, work t-shirt, fleece, jacket, leather gloves, wool tuque.

    Forgot to check the temperature or I would have added my camo pants over my work pants. My legs were cold so I rode faster than I normally would, but not cold enough to go numb or anything.

    When it gets below -20C / -4F I put on wind pants that have a cloth interior. I think I wore my fleece balaclava once last year - my wind pants once or twice. I think the main reason is my commute is only 5km 3 miles.

    One trick I learned is that if your hands get cold and you're wearing gloves, take your pinky out of it's spot and curl it in your palm, and ride like that - a minute or two and your hands will be warm again.

    Riding in winter on the cheap :-) Under armor? cycling tights? My jacket was given to me and is a Weathertec classic - probably Marks Work Warehouse? Not expensive anyway. Wear it in the rain and I don't get wet, although it gains a couple of pounds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    You don't need space age clothing.
    I agree, dressing like a bag lady probably works dandy in north east ohio

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    Head: Black vinyl waterproof liner + custom wool ski cap (both inside helmet),
    Hands: Cross country ski gloves
    Torso: Marmot ATV softshell, medium wt wool sweater, sport top
    Legs: Col' lizard fleece leggings
    Feet: Ultimax Wool socks, Gaerne Winter boot

    Conditions: 41F misty, wet roads. TL Distance 9mi.
    Comments: Rain pants would have been a good idea esp if the commute was longer.

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    Thought I'd share. The last two mornings have been the coldest it's been here in a long time: 25ish F. My commute is a little over 10 miles round trip.

    Head: light weight Prana beanie/hat under my helmet. similar to this one:http://gallery.rei.com/media/708403_321Prd.jpg
    Hot buttered sunglasses

    Hands:Trek gloves http://www.wheel2wheel4bikes.com/sms...atomyglove.gif

    Torso:short sleeve shirt like this: http://www.shoebuy.com/pi/newba/newba121327_lg.jpg
    long sleeve/mid-weight Cannondale cycling jersey
    Calvin Klein Jacket (yes, I know what you are thinking, but this thing keeps the heat in and the wind out...it's amazing) sort of looks like this one but a little different 85% polyester, 15%nylon)
    http://www.solisstyle.com/solishop/i...tIMG_04299.jpg

    Legs: Jeans
    Pearl Izumi Knee Warmers
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true

    Feet:Ankle high cotten socks
    Sixsixone Launch Shoes. I love these shoes. Very walkable too.
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    With the wind chill factor. IT seems my coldest parts , difficult to keep warm are my feet. THick socks don't seem to do it. I find the best solution are my Peal Izumi shoe covers. Some kind of vinyl /lycra blend. Really keep your feet warm. But, I find unclipping. They wear thin way too fast. Maybe , neopreme would last longer.

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    -50f & sunny today, no wind

    -30 miles on rural/urban roads

    *SIDI Dominators + SockGuy sox + Gore-Tex socks

    *Bib shorts + Lee Jeans (38x34)

    *sleeveless jersey + long-sleeved cotton DH jersey + Pearl Izumi gloves

    *Hamas headband + Specialized Helmet

    ! Perfect get-up for today !

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    +40F (about +5C)
    *beautiful* sunny blue sky here in Eastern Ontario, Canada!

    Did a quick 6km jaunt around the neighborhood wearing...

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    Microfiber short sleeved polo shirt.
    Long sleeved, fleece pull-over ($7 @ Salvation Army - like new!)
    long sleeve, lightweight cotton jacket, unzipped

    BOTTOM
    CK boxer-briefs
    lightweight fleecy, uh, pajama pants
    khaki cargo pants

    FEET
    "The Blaze" Defeet thermal socks
    suede jungle moccassins

    HEAD
    Lamar Snowboarding helmet with ear flaps

    Nice and toasty - a pair of very light gloves - even leather driving gloves - would've been nice but I didn't get frostbike or anything.

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    I'm only fifteen and I'm a bit shy on wearing biking tights. What should I do to get over this "fear"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by only15
    I'm only fifteen and I'm a bit shy on wearing biking tights. What should I do to get over this "fear"?
    Ignore people. I've worn my bibs and shorts to college, and really no worries. Plus, you may get some positive attention .

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    Should have rode sleeveless today as it was only 82.

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    +38F snowy 9.6 miles.

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    Pull over wool sweater
    Wool zip sweater
    Marmot ATV Soft Shell
    Serius Ski gloves (light wt)

    BOTTOM
    Showers Pass rain pants

    FEET
    Wool socks
    Garmae Winter boot

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    Wool cap with ear flaps, neck gaiter

    Nice ride.

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    Hi

    Rode three hours in the rain (9 degrees celsius) yesterday down here in oz, its was misty as well so I had to contended with extra water from condensation when it wasn't raining as well. Here's my outfit which allows me to ride in the rain.

    Jagged monsoon jacket, the best waterproof lightweight jacket money can buy.
    http://www.jaggad.com/06/monsoon.htm

    Ground effect daddy long leg tights with windfoil knees and calves protection, under the bib shorts.
    http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/produc...D&category=LON

    Seal skinz socks to keep the feet dry and warm (hate the feeling of the bulky booties), shoes get wet though
    http://www.sealskinz.com/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/KE551||~@c~@b|0|user|1,0,0,1|19|

    Finishline pro-bike detailer is great protection for the bike, no dirt sticks, its just and easy wipe down when I get back, also don't forget to drain the tires.
    http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/pro-detailer.htm

    and off we go into the thunderstorm, I much prefer the rain to a home trainer.

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    47F fog 30 miles.

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    Wool zip sweater
    Marmot ATV Soft Shell
    Lamb skin gloves

    BOTTOM
    Pearl Izumi ThermaFleece tights

    FEET
    microfiber sock
    Northwave waterproof shoe

    HEAD
    Wool cap, neck gaiter

    Awesome fall colors. Shed the shell after first 7miles. The wool sweater did not dry while hanging in the locker...9hrs later wore it home. Mental note to self: Spread wool on a hanger rather than from a hook.

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    Well, time to make my first entry for the season. Not winter here yet but getting a small taste. This morning's ride was 42F with a brisk North wind. Road two hours over rural gravel roads, distance of about 28 miles.

    It's funny how it takes awhile to acclimate to the cold. This temp was very mild but felt worse because it is eary in the season and my body is still used to the warm weather. What i wore today, i likely wouldn't wear in March at this same temp.



    Today I wore:

    Head:

    Helmet, Ear band.

    Torso

    Performance Winter Cycling Jersey, Lightweight unlined nylon vest, Pearl Izumi Zephyr Jacket

    Legs

    Leg warmers, Cycling shorts.
    Feet.

    Defeet midweight Merino Wool socks. Shoes were Shimano high tops.


    Hands

    Midweight gloves from Walmart. (Mechanic's Gloves.)


    Conditions

    42 F, North wind 10-15 mph. Started out in the dark. After sunrise sky was clear. Rode 2 hours. 28 miles
    Notes:
    Took jacket off during ride over hills as I was heating up. When I turned back North the wind was too much for my arms, so i removed the vest and put jacket on.

    Seems like i had to wear more than usual for this temp, but it is early in the season.

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    Today I wore
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    light seater zipped down
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    Shorts, long underwear, boxers
    Feet.
    socks
    Hands
    Conditions
    65 F, . Started out in the dark. 6 miles

    Notes:
    Start watching the temps. Bring gear. I have not worn a jacket like in 5 months
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    Today I wore...
    Head: Helmet
    Torso: Alert Shirt ANSI Lime/Yellow T-Shirt
    Legs: Black bike shorts
    Feet: SPD Sandals, no socks
    Hands: Fingerless bike gloves

    Conditions: 40%RH, 63F, overcast @6:30am (pre-sunrise)
    Distance: 8.5mi

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    Currently From the Land of Ice and Snow.

    T-shirt
    Long Sleeve T-shirt
    Sweat Shirt
    and Rain Coat
    Bike Shorts
    and my busted up tevas with no socks
    kneww warmers would have been nice
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    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

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    First freeze (32F) of the year...I hate em.
    Distance - 13 miles

    Feet - 2 pair Smartwool socks, Shimano sandals
    Legs - boxer-briefs, J&G Patrol Pants
    Torso - long-sleeve merino wool base layer, long-sleeve alert shirt, J&G wind jacket
    Hands - Gore Windstopper full fingered gloves
    Head - wool tanker's cap, my usual yellow shooting glasses with take-a-look mirror
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    Today I wore:

    Head:

    Helmet, Balaclava.

    Torso

    Performance Midweight Winter Cycling Jersey, , Pearl Izumi Zephyr Jacket

    Legs

    Lightweight tights. Cycling shorts.
    Feet.

    LIght cycling socks + heavy wool socks. Shoes were Shimano high tops.


    Hands

    Thinsulate coveritble mittens with lightweight fleece gloves underneath.


    Conditions

    35 F, No Wind. Started out in the dark. After sunrise sky was clear. Rode 1 hours. 36 minutes. 22 miles
    Notes:
    Heated up quickly. Midweight jersey gets warm as usual. Took jacket off 2 miles into ride and replaced it with unlined vest. Yesterday i had a hard time getting warm at first and temp was 45F. Today was ten degrees colder but I was hot early, and i only changed a few articles of clothing between yesterday and today.

    No wind, balaclava, heavier gloves and heavier jersey made the difference.

    Interesting that it only took approx. 6 more minutes than normal for this route when comparing with Summer. With the cold and all the gear, that was the only time difference.

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    Yesterday it snowed! It is only the second week in October for goodness sake! I woke up at 4 am this morning worried about what I would wear. I have not ridden all week and I needed to ride. I did not turn on the local news station because they hype everything including the news. I put on the following items

    Head: Polor face mask and helmet

    Turleneck top and fleece jacket

    Hands: gloves

    legs: ski pants

    feet: thick wool socks


    My hands and toes got a little chilly. I will have to see what I can do about that. It was only 35 degrees outside. I have ridden in colder weather so I guess it is the transition from hot to cold weather.



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    33 degrees F

    Softshell
    sweatshirt
    white t shirt

    Leg Warmers
    Home made corduroy knickers

    Ski gloves
    bike socks
    shimano clipless shoes
    wool beanie (shoulda worn balaclava)

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