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Old 11-18-11, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by zepphead80 View Post
I sweat no matter how low the temperature gets. I'm going into my fifth winter of riding now and have found over the years that all I really need on top is a long-sleeved base layer (I usually wear SmartWool) and my Marmot windbreaker. As others have pointed out, I guess you could throw something extra in your pack for when you catch a flat.
Good call. I expect to sweat, but the issue is me getting to work soaked just as much as when I ride in 100 degree weather. I went to REI last night to check out their cycling jackets; I tried all the Novara and Pearl Izumi stuff. It turns out my softshell is WAY thicker than any of their cycling windbreaker/outer layers. I'm going to try a thinner lightweight polyester shell and see if that works.
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