Old 02-28-17, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I am not sure you have an understanding of what cold weather is. 70F and rain? I am in a short sleeve jersey and shorts and a huge smile on my face. Try riding in 35F with a wind chill of 19F in a complete downpour. My REI cycling specific rain jacket kept my torso dry. Everything else was soaking wet and I was absolutely freezing. Longest 8 mile commute of my life.
70F in the rain in Texas in August is pretty dang chilly when the body has been acclimated to 90-110F weather for months.

When I'm acclimated to winter I'll ride in shorts until the temp drops below 50, and then I just use knee warmers until it's below freezing. But it's a challenge to get properly acclimated in Texas when the winters careen wildly from 80 one day to 32 the next.
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