First ride below freezing today, -7c, what I wore.
So this is my first ride in sub 0c temps. I was trying to find out what litlle I could get away with wearing and still be warm. What I wore, Patagonia synthetic jacket with a Patagonia R1 underneath. I zipped up the balaclava style hood and had a buff and a beanie under it and my head and torso were toasty the whole way here. I had some Black Diamond glove liners on that are not doing the trick in this cold, it was bearable but some more substantial gloves are a must. I wore some jeans and 2 pairs of smart wool socks with sanuks and my feet were fine as well. All in all except for the gloves it was a very pleasant ride. The socks come up to almost my knees, 1 pair of ski under a pair of snowboard socks so my thighs were not layered at all but it seemed to be a perfect balance to keep me cool enough but not cold. Plus your legs are always moving since I am on a fixie. Anyhow, just my .02, this riding in the winter thing is fun and not nearly as hard as some make it out to be. Happy riding all, year round from now on!!