Since I am a newbie cyclist and definitely new to winter cycling, I am very intrigued by winter dress. I pretty much understand all of the basics and have appreciated advice from members here. However, what I am starting to pickup based on a few of my cool/ windy rides is that is very difficult to expect perfect comfort in cold weather regardless of what you do.
So far each time I have ridden in cooler weather (30's & 40's F) I have started off my ride being cold which is common advice. THe problem is that some times it takes a lot longer to warm up than others. Some rides I get home and think, "Wow I really nailed it that time, I was pretty comfy after the first 15 minutes." Other times I have ended up too hot (sweaty). Most of the time so far I have errored on the side of underdress.
My question is, how much comfort should a person reasonably expect riding a bike in freezing to below freezing temperatures. IOW, is a person every going to get good enough at figuring out winter dress and conditions that he is very rarely uncomfortable during a ride? Or is this too much to expect???