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Old 11-25-05, 10:44 AM   #1
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Cycling Ninja Club - Show me your cold riding setup

Here I go first - Todays 19 farenheit ride - My coldest yet - colder to go!


1st upper layers - capilene underwear + dry fit long sleeve.
1st lower layers - capilene underwear + lycra shorts (friction) + thin, good quality ski socks + thicker, elastic fitting hiking socks.



The whole thing spread out over the bed.


10 dollar thinsulate gloves (Head ... or whatever brand)
Flat ear muffs + Silk ski mask + Ski hat + some scarf + clear goggles


300 weight polar (columbia) with some windstopping fabric inside.
Snug, warm fleece pants from target (I think they call them activity pants ...) very warm
High visibility vest for being a "visible" ninja.

I was planning another layer with a track suit jacket, but it was too warm for 19F!!! The implication of that is I do have enough clothing to go UNDER 19F! YAY!!


Dorky ... yes
Visible ... Yes
Comfortable ... yes
Sweat free? .... depends how fast are you going. I dont like "wind stop" tech unless I am skiiing ...

I like the fact that many of my ski gear can be used for biking ...

Come on ... show me your ninja setup!
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Old 11-25-05, 11:13 AM   #2
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Your are hardcore man! A salute to you. BTW, I think you look more like a terrorist than a Ninja. Sorry.

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I have a similar setup, only my goggles are from the hardware store, and most of my gear isn't so posh. Still, I wear similar amounts and layers of clothing. I wear combat boots and wool hiking socks rather than clipless cycling shoes, however.

My normal gear is:

1 pair Underarmour tights
1 pair corduroy pants
1 underarmour turtleneck
1 wool sweater
1 lightweight waterproof shell jacket
1 fleece earband
1 lightweight knit balaclava thingy
1 pair hardware store woodshop goggles
1 pair heavyweight wool socks
1 pair combat boots
1 pair full finger cycling gloves
1 Chrome "messenger" bag

If it is colder, I can add other layers. I have a couple of fleece pullovers or other sweaters of varying weights. I'm probably going to buy some ski pants I found for cheap at a thrift shop, and I have a pair of Sugoi SubZero tights and a much beefier pair of gloves and a thicker face mask thingy.

I don't have a picture of my gear all laid out, but I do have a ridiculous picture of myself in my light mask, googles, and helmet.


I was running all around the house last Saturday with this gear on, yelling "Yeaaargh!" and frightening the cats and making my husband think I'd lost the better part of my mind.
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Old 11-25-05, 02:15 PM   #4
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That is before helmet ... helmet was placed on mellon after pic.

It is what you had to say, or are you going to show your setup?
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I have a similar setup, only my goggles are from the hardware store, and most of my gear isn't so posh. Still, I wear similar amounts and layers of clothing. I wear combat boots and wool hiking socks rather than clipless cycling shoes, however.

My normal gear is:

1 pair Underarmour tights
1 pair corduroy pants
1 underarmour turtleneck
1 wool sweater
1 lightweight waterproof shell jacket
1 fleece earband
1 lightweight knit balaclava thingy
1 pair hardware store woodshop goggles
1 pair heavyweight wool socks
1 pair combat boots
1 pair full finger cycling gloves
1 Chrome "messenger" bag

If it is colder, I can add other layers. I have a couple of fleece pullovers or other sweaters of varying weights. I'm probably going to buy some ski pants I found for cheap at a thrift shop, and I have a pair of Sugoi SubZero tights and a much beefier pair of gloves and a thicker face mask thingy.

I don't have a picture of my gear all laid out, but I do have a ridiculous picture of myself in my light mask, googles, and helmet.


I was running all around the house last Saturday with this gear on, yelling "Yeaaargh!" and frightening the cats and making my husband think I'd lost the better part of my mind.

The glasses behind the goggles are surreal, a nice touch.

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Without the glasses, I would not make it to work alive. I'm effectively blind without them.
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I'll be posting mine soon, but ninja setup doesn't come out for 19f (-7c). I need 5 to 10c colder before full face and 300 weight polartec. Guess it comes from working in the arctic in feb. where the daytime highs are -40c.
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I was determined to ride today and yesterday, it's below 40 deg F here and the windchill is pretty fierce, also today it rained. I rode with a tshirt, thick sweatshirt, coolmax cap, helmet, jeans cuffed in wool socks and sneakers. It was freaking COOOLD but I made it a little over half an hour each day for my workout. I'll definitely be puting on a rain layer and hooking up a balaclava you folks are wearing, they look warm.

Also my current ride is a Specialized Ninja, but she's a big funny looking ninja so it's hard for her to be invisible.
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Old 11-25-05, 06:52 PM   #12
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Do those hardware store goggles fog up?
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I am making a collage and turning it into my new wallpaper with this

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for Cycle Ninja, even mere google strap deadly weapon!

If I were you huhenio, my feet would be cold without booties at that temperature! Are your feet staying warm enough?
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Not me but a buddy of mine locally:



I need to get kitted out like that...
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If I were you huhenio, my feet would be cold without booties at that temperature! Are your feet staying warm enough?

i wonder also. even with all those clothes my feet would stop me in my tracks.
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motocross goggles seem to be popular
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Is that a black wash cloth over the helmet? Wow! I have a similar polar tech swatch on the INSIDE of the helmet.
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True ninjas scoff at such protection! A t-shirt and shorts would be far more ninjaesque. You guys look way more like cyborg terrorist exterminators, or something equivalent.
I'd show you a picture of my TRUE ninja setup, but my fingers don't work for half an hour after I get off the bike....
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Is that a black wash cloth over the helmet? Wow! I have a similar polar tech swatch on the INSIDE of the helmet.

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If I were you huhenio, my feet would be cold without booties at that temperature! Are your feet staying warm enough?
The 2 pair of socks make my feet BOIL. I really appreciate ventilation. It was a tad chilly at first, but as soon as I started moving, my feet felt nice and toasty.

I do have unusually warm feet, and ventilation is a must. I wear thick sandals with thick socks in winter, providing is dry.
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True ninjas scoff at such protection! A t-shirt and shorts would be far more ninjaesque. You guys look way more like cyborg terrorist exterminators, or something equivalent.
I'd show you a picture of my TRUE ninja setup, but my fingers don't work for half an hour after I get off the bike....
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Thanks for the pictures, I showed them to my wife and she no longers thinks I am nuts, or at least alone in being nuts!
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