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Old 03-24-06, 08:03 AM   #1
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What is the best way to keep mr. happy warm on these cold early spring rides. Let's focus on clothing strategies as opposed to other methods would layering down thers with a wind brief or something cause chafing?
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Old 03-24-06, 08:19 AM   #2
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I have to say that on my coldest ride ever, I actually wore cotton briefs and my mister was plenty happy. The toes nearly had to come off and the thighs were all red and patchy, but the brief area was warm enough. Now, this may have been because I never got warm enough to sweat, so without the moisture my mister was plenty temperate.

Have you considered stretching before your ride?
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Old 03-24-06, 09:47 AM   #3
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Wind briefs as an additional layer have worked well for me on the few winter rides I've done. No chafing for me.
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Old 03-29-06, 01:03 PM   #4
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My coldest ride this year was 0F. When I got to work I was sweating about as much as 80F. My thumbs were cold, my toes were cold, but Mr. Happy was ok.

I was wearing cotton briefs (yes, cotton), poly pro long johns, shorts, wind pants.
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Old 03-29-06, 01:41 PM   #5
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8F was my coldest ride this year. No problem with the crotch. If I ever have an issue down there things are seriously wrong. I tend to run a bit warm.
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Cycling shorts
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I have a pair of poly longjohns I have yet to use. The next time it is cold I may try to fit those under the tights and leave the jogging pants in my panniers. More aero.
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Old 03-29-06, 03:20 PM   #6
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I've ridden in temps down to the low 20s wearing polypro long johns under a pair of wind pants or rain paints. Both worked well.
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Old 03-29-06, 04:06 PM   #7
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Usually isn't a problem. In very extreme temps with a lot of wind, sometimes i put a wool sock inside of my sock in front of that area, it blocks wind and helps to insulate. I'm talkin' temps below 0 F windchill here.
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Old 03-31-06, 02:33 AM   #8
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When it's 0F, I wear bike shorts under sweats, under polypro pants. Mr Happy is warm and ready for a shower when I get to work.
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Old 03-31-06, 08:55 AM   #9
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Roger Clemens uses Icy Hot when he pitches. That maybe a little extreme...
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Old 03-31-06, 01:46 PM   #10
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I stuffed a wool sock into the front of my tights (in between my thermal undies and tights)

Works OK, (and I look more manly!)
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Old 04-01-06, 09:07 AM   #11
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Excellent suggestions. Thank you!
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Old 04-03-06, 12:37 PM   #12
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I wear Under Armour Compression Shorts (long) under my tights.
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Old 04-03-06, 03:36 PM   #13
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always nice to have a hog warmer.. what ever it takes.. nice little fleece pullover.. a sock.. or even an umblrella sheathe... what ever it takes.. to get the job done.. then there is always the quailman approach where you just thro a set of whitie tighties over top of your cycling shorts to keep the cold air off.. that way the seams don't end up between you and your chamois..
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Old 04-03-06, 03:53 PM   #14
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or even an umblrella sheathe...


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Old 04-20-06, 10:16 AM   #15
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Have you considered stretching before your ride?

Stretching Mr. Happy?!?!?!?
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Old 04-20-06, 04:49 PM   #16
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I have another theory. Don't ride in the winter
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Old 06-19-06, 06:25 AM   #17
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Never had frigid penis.
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Old 06-22-06, 08:45 PM   #18
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Never had frigid penis.
I haven't either...ever. That's why we have SHRINKAGE!! I think if you're uncomfortably cold down there, you should have things checked out. I've never even thought about the issue before now.
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Old 06-23-06, 10:01 AM   #19
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Stretching Mr. Happy?!?!?!?
Thank You, I was afraid no one was going to get that...
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