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Old 03-18-07, 04:51 AM   #1
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type of clothes to prevent cold wind burn

When I go fast down the hill in the early morning I get a wind chill factor. is trackpants and spray jacket ok to wear?
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Old 03-18-07, 08:34 AM   #2
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If you are cold from the wind chill then the answer to your question is no. It all depends on how easily you get cold though. Personally I wear a t-shirt and a gore-tex (water-proof/breathable) shell. This blocks all wind and is good for me from +5 celcius to -35 celcius, if it is colder I wear another layer underneath. As far as pants go, I usually just wear jeans, again if it is really cold I will wear a layer underneath like some wool long underwear. I find that head, feet and hands are what most people need to worry about keeping warm.
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it's not super cold. the actual temperature would be around 20 degrees celsius im not sure the wind chill factor.
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what about a balaclava?
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I wear a balaclava but only if it is aound -13 celsius or colder. I does depend on the distance you ride though. I am only riding 5km most trips before I will be going inside.
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