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Old 01-26-07, 08:57 AM   #1
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What about the thumbs?

I guess I have poor circulation. I concluded last winter that only mittens will truly keep my fingers warm enough below freezing. Today, at 0F, I had the mittens with glove liners, and warmers, and my fingers were fine, but my thumbs still got chilled!

Has anyone else had a problem with cold thumbs and found a way to address it? I suppose I could try stuffing cotton around them or something.
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Expose them to the elements, once thy go numb, the cold dosn't hurt any more

I run into that same problem, I generally end up tucking them against my palm and only gripping the handle bars as needed.
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