King of the Hipsters
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bend, Oregon
Bikes: Realm Cycles Custom
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As I've written in a recent similar thread, I find that Performance Triflex Bibs, with a chamois, have kept me perfectly comfortable, at least so far, down to +5F.
At that temperature I have not felt even the beginnings of cold below my waist.
Now, below +20F or so, I wear Sidekick booties, and that probably helps.
And, then, when we have frozen ruts, I wear Rollerblade knee pads, and I've noticed the difference when I take them off.
Otherwise, I wear only the bibs, a medium weight polypropylene jersey, and bike-specific (over the butt and a drawstring, and a high neck) rain-resistant windbreaker.
Under my helmet I wear a skull cap that covers my ears.
I have had a serious time with my hands, though.
I wear Descente Weather Warriors and good wool liners, but sometimes my hands hurt more than I thought my hands could hurt.
I may go to pogies (over the handlebar glove-bags).