I thought I'd start an ongoing thread for discussion between those of us entering into our first winter of cycling, and how we respond as the temps keep dropping.
This morning was the coldest yet at 42°F, with little wind and no precip. A while back I tried wearing my long-sleeve baselayer and decided I didn't need leg covering above 50, and from 50-60, I added a tank-top undershirt beneath my jersey and put a wind-breaker on top.
This morning's ride went mostly fine, save that I'd like to trade my baselayer in for a slightly larger size. the pants are tight enough that I can't seem to pedal as fast and the padding on my shorts doesn't really pad anything because of the tension in the pants. my baselayer top on the other hand feels like its almost choking me...maybe cut a little more neck open on it?
so far in the low 40's my fingerless gloves are still doing the job, though I've had issues with the padding since I bought them (somehow I"m more comfortable riding the bike without the gloves unless its below 55.)
Anyone else venturing out into the cold and learning lessons?