I know that nobody here is my mommy, but I desperately need help figuring out how to dress for colder weather. I have read countless hours about layering, booties, baclavas,lobster gloves, wicking layers etc.
I think I am drowning is a sea of knowledge. I still don't know what to do and would love some of your expert opinions.
*First of all, I live in Kansas.
*It gets pretty cold here but seldom below 0.
* I only plan to ride when it is 20 degrees F and above and won't ride in the rain/snow if I can help it.
* Plan to ride approx. 45 minutes per day at a very brisk pedalling pace. (Rarely stop rapid pedalling)
I know that conditions and my own preferences will largely dictate how I dress but I would love to hear some experiences of other riders. I know I will find a lot of this out after the first few rides but would like to avoid to many mistakes.
I also don't want to send the family to the poor house in the process. I have already bought a Gore Tex cycling jacket, arm warmers, leg warmers, tights and a wicking type LS jersey. (bought all on ebay so fairly cheap)
I haven't addressed my hands, feet or head yet. I saved these for last because I know they will likely be the most critical. Considering all of the above what would you recommend that I have on hand for the winter? What should I spend money on and what should I not? Thanks...
(moved this to Winter Cycling... prob fits better there.)