Here's my problem, and maybe there is a solution that I'm not aware of. I am commuting everyday 23 miles one way. This problem wasn't one when I was commuting 14 miles a day. But at about the 14 mile mark or half way mark I start getting chilled, not the teeth chattering kind, but still chilled, and it's a little unpleasant. What is happening is I'm generating all this heat, and sweat builds up in the wind shirt/rain pullover, and every thing is damp.
I've seen the wind shirts without backs, or a fleece back, I've seen the rain jackets with the zippers in the under arms. I've read the ultra light backpacking sites about fleece and wind shirts. I guess it comes down to spending some bucks for the right equipment. I have the wicking layers, but it doesn't get wicked away to some where. I am able to stay pretty warm for much of the ride, it is just that last 8 or so miles that the damp and the cold mix and I'm getting chilled. And it's that bead of cold sweat that goes across the small of my back and ... shiver
Do those big ticket items work or is there something better I'm not trying? Where is the liquid I generate suppose to get wicked to?