So today was -17C (1.4F) when I rode out, and it had been a week since my last ride. Now that I have my winter tires, I was able to go out and ride.
It is so much harder to bike with those huge tires, and the snow. Thankfully there was some ares where I could ride on the pavement, but some other areas I couldn't. I got to work exhausted, but with a good workout...
Now It's apparent that I'm not well dressed. My upper body was litteraly steaming from all that trapped moisture when I opened my outter shell, The 2nd layer (under outer shell) had ice on it, from all that trapped moisture. My legs seemd okay, they were a bit cold @ first, but warmed up.
The real problem though, were my feet and hands.
What I'm wearing:
Gloves = These
with a pair of fleece wick & dry gloves under then.
with a plastic bag over these socks
. The reason I put the plastic bag is that I had problems with those boots at -14C, so I decided to try this after seeing someone suggesting that somewhere on this board. It worked better, but I still had some pain in my toes when I got to work.
The jacket : http://www.tumblehome.ca/images/marmot_jacket.gif
and pants by marmot, with similar material (plastic). It's very water proof, but very unbreatheable. I'm wearing 2 polyester jackets under it (only 1 was too cold)
Could it be that my body is too warm, causing it not to try and warm my hands and feet enough? Could it be overdressing of the feet and hands? When I leave home, I'm usually warm from the feet and hands to the point where I start feeling *some* moisture building up in it. It's only in the last 30% of my commute that things start getting ugly.
What am I doing wrong? Thanks