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Old 11-03-06, 09:02 AM   #151
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22F, calm wind, 5 mile trip

Head: Old Navy Cap under helmet, fleece neck gator
Torso: terramar tech-skin, winter jersey, long sleeve cotton jersey.(Got real cold so put on Windbreaker. It was soaked by the time I got to work, even with front completely open(just zipped at bottom). It does not breath enough.)
Legs: knickers, 50/50 wool/cotton long underwear, sweat pants
feet: Coleman merino wool socks, Lake shoes.
Hands: hunter orange thermax gloves.

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Old 11-19-06, 06:33 PM   #152
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33F, not much wind, 3 mile trip (last night)

Head: Novara Thermal Tech Skull Cap under my brain bucket
Torso: Silkweight base layer long sleeve tee, Pearl Izumi Optik jacket
Legs: Adidas shorts, Hind Radiant Thermal tights
Hands: Manzella Silkweight Windstopper Gloves underneath some Pearl Izumi Gel Lites
Feet: Pearl Izumi summerweight socks, Specialized Taho shoes.

The Pearl Izumi Optik is a pretty good windstopper and it's all I've really needed so far, even down into the 20s. I've been pleasantly surprised.
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Old 11-25-06, 10:28 AM   #153
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-22F/-30C, 8 to 10 miles with one stop midway, no wind, thin snow and compacted ice.

Patagonia capilene midweight bottoms
REI heavyweight polypropylene socks
Helly Hanson midweight zip-Tneck
Performance Triflex bib-tights (damn them, they stopped making these)
Cannondale boulder fleece jersey
PI zephyr vest
Lake MXZ300 shoes
Arcteryx sidewinder jacket
REI Seirus THick-N-Thin balaclava
Nashbar lobster claw mittens
generic REI polypropylene liner gloves
Smith Bazookas
Briko helmet with a Louis Garneau helmet cover.

Some icing problems with the eyewear whenever I came to a stop. Hands were ok once I put the liners on. My feet were a little cold after the longest stretch, I think I'll find some over-booties that fit over the Lake's. Torso and legs were fine. -20F is pretty much my fun limit, but I'm a little reluctant commuting at -20F since it can easily drop another 15 degrees in a few hours this time of the year.
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Old 11-30-06, 10:02 AM   #154
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Today I wore:

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Helmet, Ear band -one over ears, one over nose/mouth, Lightweight Balaclava X 2

Torso

Performance Winter Cycling Jersey,dryfit baselayer, Lightweight unlined vest, Performance Gore Tex Cycling jacket.

Legs

Nashbar Epic Cycling shorts, Foxwear Powershield tights, regular tights.

Feet.

NOrmal cycling socks, wool socks, Lake MXZ 300 shoes.

Hands

LIghtweight fleece gloves from Target, Glacier Glove Convertible MItts.


Conditions

18 F, North wind 25 mph, gusting to 35. Started out in the dark. After sunrise sky was cloudy. Rode 1 hour 34 minutes. (20 miles)

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Recently had Lake Winter shoes stretched to prevent restriction. Seems to have helped a slight amount. My toes were slightly cold but not uncomfortable. Still think 20 F is about the basement for these shoes, the strong wind tore into them today.
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Old 11-30-06, 10:41 AM   #155
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Has anyone tried the Louis Garneau Gemini Jacket? It got great reviews in BICYCLING Magazine, but I was wondering if anyone here has actually tried it out?

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Old 11-30-06, 11:24 AM   #156
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Has anyone tried the Louis Garneau Gemini Jacket? It got great reviews in BICYCLING Magazine, but I was wondering if anyone here has actually tried it out?

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This thread is for "WHAT YOU WORE" ONLY. Please post your question elsewhere.
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Old 11-30-06, 11:32 AM   #157
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Well good morning to you too! & thanks for your help. This forum sure is a great place to meet great people
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Old 11-30-06, 02:47 PM   #158
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Well good morning to you too! & thanks for your help. This forum sure is a great place to meet great people
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This would be a very handy reference for beginners as well as veterans. Please keep your replies strictly to the requested information. Simply reply with what you wore, and what the conditions were. DO NOT insert other rhetoric about your ride today, or your new tires, or lights or any of that jazz. This is simply what you wore in what conditions.
Nice to meet you as well. Just trying to keep this thread to it's intended use. Thanks.
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Old 11-30-06, 02:53 PM   #159
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Old 11-30-06, 03:25 PM   #160
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Fair enough. OK, today I wore black Perry Ellis undies, t-shirt & socks, under Kenneth Cole black/white pin-stripe shirt, black Perry Ellis pleated pants & Kenneth Cole Reaction shoes & belt, but what I would really like to know is, just for the sake of conversation, has anybody tried out the Louis Garneau Gemini Jacket? I heard it got great reviews, let's discuss, after all this is a discussion forum right?
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Old 11-30-06, 03:31 PM   #161
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Fair enough. OK, today I wore black Perry Ellis undies, t-shirt & socks, under Kenneth Cole black/white pin-stripe shirt, black Perry Ellis pleated pants & Kenneth Cole Reaction shoes & belt, but what I would really like to know is, just for the sake of conversation, has anybody tried out the Louis Garneau Gemini Jacket? I heard it got great reviews, let's discuss, after all this is a discussion forum right?
No pit zips, no reflective material, I'll pass.
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Old 11-30-06, 09:22 PM   #162
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23F, Cloudy and Calm

Head - beanie, ski mask, helmet with cover

Torso - long sleeve pearl izumi, short sleeve jersey, cannondale vest and performance winter jacket

Legs - pearl izumi bib shorts and cannondale fleece windbreaker tights

Feet - 2 pair of cycling socks, sidi shoes and performance full shoe covers

Hands - performance thermal gloves

Rig - Surly Crosscheck

11 mile commute to work one-way...got too hot...is it really possible to do this all winter?? I'm from NM and have moved to IA.

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Old 12-01-06, 12:37 AM   #163
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Today I wore:

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Helmet,hobo hat, a really cool pant leg.


Torso

A Nato jacket.

Legs

long under wear and some pants

Feet.

Heavy pair of wool socks and some DR shouls shoes or whatever

Hands

wall mart work gloves and some liners


Conditions
Sub 40 F wow that is cold.
Think relativity.
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Old 12-01-06, 10:34 AM   #164
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Today I wore...

Head: Helmet
Torso: Lightweight synthetic running LS shirt under Alert Shirt ANSI Lime/Yellow T-Shirt
Legs: Hot Chilli's long underwear over bike shorts
Feet: SPD Sandals with wool hiking socks
Hands: Long finger bike gloves

Conditions: 34F, clear @7:20 (watched sun come up during commute)
Distance: 8.5mi

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Old 12-03-06, 11:45 AM   #165
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Today I wore:

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Helmet, Ear band x 2, (nose-mouth and ears), Lightweight Balaclava x2

Torso

dryfit sleeveless shirt, Performance Winter Cycling Jersey, Lightweight unlined vest, Performance Gore Tex Cycling jacket.

Legs

Nashbar Epic Cycling shorts, Foxwear Powershield tights, lighter tights

Feet.

Cycling socks, Heavy wool socks, Lake MXZ 300 shoes, over socks from Foxwear.

Hands

LIghtweight fleece gloves from Target, Glacier Glove convertible mitts. .


Conditions

13 F, light wind, sunny. Rode 1 hour 30 minutes. (20 miles)

Notes:
Got hot quickly. At 2 mile mark had to stop and remove one balaclava and one ear band. Pretty comfortable for rest of ride. First ride with oversocks. They seem to make a difference as this is the coldest i have been able to comfortably wear my Lake shoes. It did warm up during the ride and was almost 20 F at the end, so jury is still out.

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Old 12-03-06, 11:56 AM   #166
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Smartwool beanie
performance ss jersey
performance Artic Fleece Jersey
performance century vest
bellwether shorts
pace midweight tights
smartwool socks
661 mtb shoes
specialized body geometry full finger gloves

Felt fine, never too hot or cold, 2 hours singlespeed mtb ride.
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Old 12-04-06, 06:33 AM   #167
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-5C, dry, calm wind

Head: My new All-Weather Helmet
Face: Seirus face mask
Hands: Firefly waterproof ski gloves
Jacket: Viking Tempest II waterproof shell with polar fleece sweater underneath
Pants: Jeans
Shoes: Cannondale MTB shoes

Note that I ride a trike with a front fairing, so I can dress light on my feet and legs. For now...
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Old 12-04-06, 07:02 AM   #168
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Conditions:
15 F, partly cloudy, windy, 6:30am, burrrrrr x 13 miles

Head:
Wool tanker's cap, balaclava, glasses

Torso:
Polypro base, Merino wool mid, Burley Rockpoint jacket

Legs:
Performance polypro tights, J&G Patrol pants

Feet:
Smartwool socks, Answer boots

Hands:
polypro glove liners, fleece lined gloves

Notes: At these temps with the wind (and wind chill), I think the Rockpoint was a better choice in a jacket than my usual J&G Wind jacket because it doesn't breath as well through the fabric itself.

It was in the 40s - 60s all last week and in the mid 30s when I rode this weekend, so this morning was a bit of a wake up that Winter has arrived.
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Old 12-04-06, 03:37 PM   #169
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Conditions:
13 F, wind 5-10 ssw, wind chill 3 F, 5 mile ride.

head: thermolite balaclava, old navy stocking cap, helmet
(had to remove stocking cap to help vent excess heat)
torso: polypro base layer, canari vortex(?) jersey, gill morph jacket
(had to open pit zips to full at halfway point)
hands: thermax gloves
(fingers got a little numb/cold but moving them helped alot)
legs: canari tights, wool/cotton long johns, sweat pants
(legs got really warm towards the end)
feet: coleman(or winchester) merino wool socks(super-k-mart sporting goods), skechers cross-trainers
( wore the skechers because they are mostly all leather uppers and are looser fitting(with the socks) than my lake bike shoes, thus toes stayed warmer)
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Old 12-04-06, 08:00 PM   #170
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Conditions: 40 degrees at the start (before sunrise). 1hr 14 mins later it was 55 degrees. There was a slight wind out of the east and it was clear and dry.

Head: Headsweats tritech winter skullcap, helmet.

Torso: arm warmers, Champion lightweight thermal long sleeve base layer, short sleeve orange alert shirt, illuminite vest.

Legs: Performance elite shorts, knee warmers, loose shorts on top.

Hands: Specialized bg short fingered gloves, wool gloves on top.

Feet: Defeet wooleator socks, cheapo low cut hiking shoes.

Notes: It was my first sub 50 degree weather ride of the season and I felt underdressed even though I was sweating within 10 minutes. I should have worn a long sleeve alert shirt instead of arm warmers and brought along a jacket for the return trip as vest does nothing to keep out cold crosswinds. Windproof gloves would have been nice and it's time for sock liners as my feet froze today.
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Old 12-04-06, 09:59 PM   #171
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41F windy, wet no-rain

Head: Wool cap, fleece/vinyl liner
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Hands: Kidskin leather (unlined)
Jacket: Marmot ATV, Eddie Bauer wool zip, ultra thin Medima wool undershirt
Pants: PI ThermaFleece
Shoes: Garnae Winter racing boot with thick wool sock

The added reflectivity on the back of the tights and jacket was well recieved. 1 layer too many on the top. 1 Layer too few on the legs.
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Old 12-05-06, 09:41 AM   #172
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8F, 5-10 mph crosswind, 11 miles

Head - light balaclava, helmet with cover, clear ski goggles

Torso - Champion C9 silkweight base, REI MTS Merino base, REI Mistral jacket

Legs - REI MTS Merino base, REI Mistral pant

Feet - Smartwool liners, Smarwool hiking sock, Lake MXZ-301 boot

Hands - Smartwool liners, Manzella windtex lobster mitts

Bike - Trek L200, trekking bar, clipless, Nokian 700c 35mm 106

Fingers and toes got a little cold, all else was perfect. This feels like my limit for covering my face. I keep the balaclava at my chin, so my birthday card money is going toward a cold weather mask (not a full balaclava). Cabela's has the one I want.
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Old 12-05-06, 10:34 AM   #173
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Head: My new All-Weather Helmet
Face: Seirus face mask
Hands: Firefly waterproof ski gloves
Jacket: Viking Tempest II waterproof shell with polar fleece sweater underneath
Pants: Jeans
Shoes: Cannondale MTB shoes

Note that I ride a trike with a front fairing, so I can dress light on my feet and legs. For now...
Same thing again today.
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Old 12-05-06, 10:47 AM   #174
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Head: Helmet
Torso: Lightweight synthetic running LS shirt under Alert Shirt ANSI Lime/Yellow T-Shirt
Legs: Cycling shorts
Feet: SPD Sandals with mid-weight smart wool socks
Hands: Short finger bike gloves

Conditions: 35F, clear @6:38-7:04 (dark, pre-sunrise)
Distance: 8.5mi

(a bit underdressed, but not uncomfortable - the weather forcast was wrong and my home thermometer broke, temp is read from bike thermometer)

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Old 12-05-06, 11:22 AM   #175
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Crappy Nashbar balaclava. Taped front holes in helmet.

Torso:
mid weight poly shirt, Cabela's light/mid weight fleece, Endura jacket

Legs:
PI ultrasensor shorts, thin REI poly liners, REI midweight polartec outers

Hands:
ski gloves

Feet:
wool socks, Sette Elements shoes, and Gator neoprene booties

Weather:
19F and mild head wind

Legs were too warm. Should have skipped the liners. I'd like to have a thinner fleece shirt, too.
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