Cold weather apparel...test #1...
Well...if you've read my other thread, you know that I know nothing about how to dress for cold weather cycling. So...before I drop a fortune on gear, I decided to find out my cold weather tolerance.
I just got in from a 30 minute cold weather test ride. It was sunny to cloudy and between 29-33 degrees. I was wearing my summer short sleeve Giordana Forma jersey...my summer Giordana Forma cycling shorts...summer socks...my Sidi Genius 6.6...my Giro Pneumo helmet...my glasses. This is what I wear when I go ride in the dead heat of summer. The only difference...I added a fleece jacket.
My legs and torso actually felt 100% fine. Didnt' really feel that cold. My toes are a tiny bit chilly...my ears are chilly...my nose is chilly. My face in general is fine...my head seems fine. My um...private bits are a bit chill.
But my hands? HOLY POOP!!!!!!!!!! My freaking hands are FROZEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So now I now that gloves are a MUST! I might want a balaclava (sp?). I might want a shoe cover thingy. Other than that...I think I'm good to go!!!!
Last edited by celerystalksme; 10-05-08 at 07:19 AM.