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    The thread may have been titles Winter clothing guide but it could have been All Season clothing guide. Slvoid went up to 115 - 130 + degrees. I worked on Death Valley - The Hot Ride several years ago. In mid
    August. The ride started at 7PM after full dark and the temperature was 117 degrees. It dropped to 98 degrees by sunrise the next morning when we had just sagged the last rider off of the 100 mile ride. Half the people did not finish. Every one was fit enough for normal temperatures but most had not specifically adapted their bodies for the heat. I was only riding the 19 miles to Badwater and had to quit at 12 miles.
    In deep mining operations the death rate for heavy exercise jumped when the wet bulb temp went over 83 degrees. If it is humid and hot slow way down or just stop. If you must bike hard during extreme heat conditions have a support crew that stuffs terrycloth covered bags of ice under your jersey. With spring and summer coming it is something to think about.
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    I have been keeping a record of what works and what does not. This is for about a 1.5 hour ride.

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    When I hit my first winter commute here in the desert, the temp usually was 50-60F degrees in the day, and 20-30F degrees at night.
    I usually wore long johns underneath some cargo pants with pant-ends tucked into combat boots, or held back with paper clips.
    Socks were mainly two pairs of regular whites and over my work shirt was hooded sweat jacket and then a nylon, medium-thickness windbreaker over the top.
    Light snowboarding gloves were worn on my hands and either an OD green balaclava or black watchcap/beanie was worn on the head depending on conditions.
    Since I'm going to be driving a truck as a job for a little while, I was now thinking of getting a cold weather jumpsuit for training/fitness rides while out on the road.
    I usually got to a gym to do all my training, but the bicycle and a small weight set will be my only alternative if I'm on a layover/10 hour break in the middle of nowhere.

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    What do you do about your eyes? I ride to work sometimes at 3 or 4am when it is still dark and freezing. I could swear my tears freeze over...

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    Try downhill mountain bike racing goggles with a clear lens. They will keep your eyes, forehead and nose a lot warmer buy blocking the wind and the foam sealer keeps the cold out plus warms whatever it rests on.

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    I use the Toe Gloze walker, to strap on over my shoes, for the mountain biking when I vacation in Colorado. Water resistant, with a velcro strap around my shoes, with a Heat Max warmer tucked inside. Work very well, and reasonably easy, even to peddle with. Never had them slip off, even on hard core use. Website is http://www.toegloze.com

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    I have to dress warmer for road and open terrain rides as compared to riding within wooded areas. Even near 32*F one can generate a substantial amount of heat that may need to be vented when climbing hills. Check out http://www.compufind.com/bike/winter.html for some ideas

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    knit brimmed cap, bandana over face, whifebeater, t shirt, sweatshirt, american apparel tyvek windbreaker, smartwools, long soccer socks, thermal underwear, polyester slacks, and waterproofed asics. pretty comfy at 21 degreees yesterday.

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    Last winter I was delivering for a vegan pizza place in phila. i started in January. I can't remember if it rained or snowed alot last year but i was not prepared.

    what was my Armor?

    Tight black jeans
    a pair of sewn up jogging pants
    two to three t-shirt
    two hoddies
    a pair of chuck Taylors
    double up tube socks
    polyester gloves
    a baseball cap with a minor threat patch on it

    the first day was nothing but raining. My chuck were always wet and my hands cold. i was in heaven when the weather started to change.

    I'm starting a new courier job this January and I'm not going to get beat by the winter this year.

    for the wet days

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    I getting some rain outwear. Two different bike jersey switch on and off with. Thermal top and bottom. waterproof gloves.
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    Wool.

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    Winter Wear

    Seems like there's a lot of really neat stuff out there that fills all sorts of needs. Perhaps I'm too tight, but I have a hard time parting with the $$ for most of it.

    I wear swim trunks (they dry pretty quick) t-shirt, mesh vest with reflective stripes (for dark visibility) over a bright yellow windbreaker (for visibility), basketball shoes with lots of reflective areas (visibility in the dark), sweat band & helmet all year. Above 85 degrees, I don't use the jacket. Below 50, I add thin gloves Below 40, I add workout pants, an ear band instead of sweatband under the helmet and add ski gloves. Around 30 I add a sweatshirt. around 20 I add mittens over the ski gloves and a home made face mask. About 10 or so I add home made toe caps and sweat pants under the workout pants. Around zero, I add another homemade layer of plastic foam over the mittens. It rarely gets colder than -5 here, but in 1994 (I think) it was -25 and I survived. The absolute worst is when it is right at freezing, riding into a stiff headwind around 30 or 40 mph and it is drizzling. Think March.

    It has been working well for me for about 10 years of winter commuting 12 miles each way in Dayton, OH. I must admit I do look at catalogs and online stuff sometimes, but to pay $200 for a pair of shoes, I just think: Naaaaahh. Don't really need it. What I have works fine. After 50 plus years of riding a bike, Yeah, that's neat stuff they sell, and if someone gave it to me, I'd wear it till it wore out, but I'm not competing in races with my livelihood on the line, so I'll just use what I've got. It does the job.
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    I look for stuff on sale. If ain't on sale, I don't buy it. Doing a search for items helps me find the cheapest one. Thrift stores sometimes have good stuff also. Performancebike.com has good sales. Sierra Trading Post has good stuff at good prices. Look at their Outerwear. I just got a $250 Sporthill get-up for less than 50%. They have thermal underwear, etc for $10-$15.

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    I am originally from the Caribbean so any weather between 40 and 55 I freeze badly.

    Cant stand the cold chill winds here in the north of Cali, winds sometimes is very strong depending on the west coast storms and currents. Its not the temperature that kills me, but the cold freezing winds that numbs all the joints and face.

    Its my first time cycling on cold weather so its I am on the adaptability stage at this time. I do not want to buy a cyclops trainers so I will do my best to stay away from cycling indoors. It seems the weather is aggressive here in the north area as other veteran group riders complain about the winter. I have talked to a few from the santarosa club which shared they do not cycle at all, hit the gym during the winter or just use the cycle indoor trainer.

    I read all the postings and is very informative. The one thing I am having a hard time putting on is the light skin balaclava. It does work as I tested it in front of my house real quick making sure the neighbors were not looking and it does work. It just makes me feel kinda of a freak, I dont know... I have no problem with the boots, leg warmers, shorts (those took a while to get use to), but the mask its a tough one.

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    Hey everyone. I was just up at Dick's Sporting Goods just looking around. They had they're winter gloves out. Some looked pretty nice. Over in the Hunting Dept. they had some nice Flip-top mittens made of wool blend with thinsulate liners. I tried them on and were they warm. $9.99. They also had a nice selection of Manzella gloves. Of course in the snowboard section they had all kinds of balaclavas and neoprene face masks, nicely priced. They had a good selection of all kinds of wool and blended socks. Merino wool, $8.99. Polypropylene blend $8.99. Don't forget to check out discount Dept. stores, Ski shops, and of course your local thrift store to find good bargains on Winter clothing. You don't have to go to Bike shops and buy their over-priced stuff that you probably wished you hadn't bought, to get thru the winter. LL Bean and Lands End offer free shipping. I take advantage of deals like that.

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    Growing up in Western PA, you get accustomed to the extreme cold from a young age. I can ride pretty comfortably without gloves until it's about 35 degrees outside (yes, you can laugh all the way to the ER when it turns out I've got frostbite in a week or two)...Even so, riding in thick snow and 15-degree temps is going to be new to me this year. This month's Urban Velo gives some tips worth checking out: http://www.urbanvelo.org

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    I'd rather be too warm that too cold, I can unzip my coat and be cooler in a few seconds, but if I under-dress getting warmer halfway into the ride is not easy.

    The base layer that I start with come october or so is-

    Skinsuit of choice (I buy these cause they are about 1/2 the price of a good jersey, and they last me about 2 years or so for the most part, I currently have one for each day of the week, and when they start to wear I hit Ebay and start looking for any that are under 40 bucks with shipping, it usually only takes a week or so till I have the one that's wearing out replaced)

    Windfront Tights - Nike
    Polypro balaclava
    full finger gloves
    shoe covers

    Then when it drops to the 30's / 40's
    I add Columbia jacket
    Arm warmers
    Ski pants

    Then below 30

    Columbia jacket liner
    windproof balaclava
    100G thinsulate gloves

    So far I have ridden down to 16 F, my pinkies got cold, but that was about it, so I am trying a pair of heated gloves hoping they will take care of that issue.

    I have vowed to not pack on 20+ Lbs this year like I did last year during these months, so far I'm up about 3 lbs, but with only two weeks to go till Christmas, I think I'll be ok as long as I stay on the Pedals.

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    Winter tights and jacket help deciding

    I'm looking at buying some winter / wind tights and a winter jacket.

    I live in No. California and ride ~27 miles one way to work a couple of days a week. Lowest temperatures in the low to mid 30 usually mid 40s (I know not cold compared to east and north) so extreme gear is not necessary. I'm looking at a couple of items and would like to opinions on from those with experience. I've been layering and using a Pearl Izumi shell which is a good wind blocker but doesn't breath so it is like wearing a plastic bag = really wet after a hard 27 mile ride.
    Tights
    1 - Pearl Izumi AmFib Tights
    2 - Castelli Kiss Wind Bike Tights
    3 - Castelli Primo Tights
    4 - Gore Vista Bike Tights
    Jackets
    1 - Craft WindStopper Thermal
    2 - Castelli Solo Jacket
    3 - Pearl Izumi Gavia Jacket
    Any other decent suggestions for a (road) bike specific mid weight breathable jacket I haven't thought of would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
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    I am with Harry-wool. Though this will be my first winter commuting.

    How about the good ole' ski mask. I know it makes me look like a terrist-but it works for skiing. Why double up on the ears if you have a solid whole head ski mask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenay View Post

    How about the good ole' ski mask. I know it makes me look like a terrist-but it works for skiing. Why double up on the ears if you have a solid whole head ski mask?
    Wait until you try to put it into practice Bicycling isn't skiing...at least not downhill. Bicycling is much closer to cross country skiing where you are constantly generating heat and need to manage it. A full face mask will often lead to fully fogged glasses when you have to stop. I use them but I never cover my mouth and nose. If I do, I often can't keep my glasses clear even when riding.

    As for doubling up on the ears, the air flow from a helmet and from moving quickly through cold air puts a real chill on your ears. Just wait...you'll see
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    What about cold where it counts?

    When biking, I like to travel light, as I read many of you do. If its cold, yet dry, I can ride with windblocking top, shorts, leg warmers, but the air blasts you know where...a jewel warmer does the trick! Check it out at http://www.jewelwarmer.com

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    Meh, you don't need a jewelwarmer. I always carry my headband, skull cap and my balaclava when winter riding. When I'm wearing my balaclava, just I stuff the skull cap in my shorts. Gross, huh.

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    I found some excellent pants at Bass Pro Shop. They are ski pants or skiboarding pants made by Columbia. They're synthetic, black, with zippered side pockets and one cargo pocket up front. They're light, warm, and comfortable. They were marked down from $90 to around $60, and worth every penny.
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    This is great. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwill911 View Post
    I'm looking at buying some winter / wind tights and a winter jacket.

    I live in No. California and ride ~27 miles one way to work a couple of days a week. Lowest temperatures in the low to mid 30 usually mid 40s (I know not cold compared to east and north) so extreme gear is not necessary. I'm looking at a couple of items and would like to opinions on from those with experience. I've been layering and using a Pearl Izumi shell which is a good wind blocker but doesn't breath so it is like wearing a plastic bag = really wet after a hard 27 mile ride.
    Tights
    1 - Pearl Izumi AmFib Tights
    2 - Castelli Kiss Wind Bike Tights
    3 - Castelli Primo Tights
    4 - Gore Vista Bike Tights
    Jackets
    1 - Craft WindStopper Thermal
    2 - Castelli Solo Jacket
    3 - Pearl Izumi Gavia Jacket
    Any other decent suggestions for a (road) bike specific mid weight breathable jacket I haven't thought of would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    jw
    Just a sugestion coming from both Colorado and New York, where we have winters.
    I cannot stand to wear my PI AmFibs at anything over 30.
    I over heat like crazy. I think they would be much to warm for even you.
    At those temps I'm still wearing stretch jeans.

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    warm fingers

    To keep my fingers comfortable I have been using the Pearl Izumi cyclone glove with a Craft split finger windproof shell (http://www.backcountry.com/store/CRA...171&mv_pc=r126). Today I went for a 1 hour ride in 9 degree (F) weather and they worked just fine. I know they work for me down to -15 degrees (F).

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