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5 or less
9.84%
6-10
37.70%
11-14
24.59%
15-18
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19-22
6.56%
23-26
1.64%
27-30
0
0%
Over 30
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How many pieces of clothing did you wear on your commute today?

Old 01-29-16, 07:44 AM
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How many pieces of clothing did you wear on your commute today?

Every individual article counts, even glasses or reflective gear

In the case of articles worn in pairs, like socks, shoes and gloves, each side counts as one.

Don’t forget helmet/hat and any other accessories like shoe covers or wrist/ankle bands.
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Undies
Jeans
Waffle Henley shirt
Midweight Merino blend sock x2
Waterproof, insulated boot x2
Pebble Time Steel smartwatch (if that counts)
Fleece jacket/hoodie
Rain pants
Goggles
Helmet
Glove liner x2
Glove x2

So, 16, unless I forgot something.
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Old 01-29-16, 08:41 AM
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given that it was 22 degrees with a windchill of 14 when i left this morning, i wore 14 individual items of clothing:

boxer briefs
undershirt
hoodie
reflective hi-vis shell
jeans
socks (x2)
boots (x2)
glove liners (x2)
gloves (x2)
headband
helmet

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Old 01-29-16, 08:46 AM
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I didn't count glasses and helmet when voting since they aren't clothing. Just the normal stuff at 35° plus an extra jersey.
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Old 01-29-16, 09:17 AM
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I think reading this thread and then counting my clothing items resulted in me discovering hidden obsessive tendencies...

9 F, slight wind

helmet
medium-weight toque
balaclava
ski goggles
two medium-weight long sleeve synthetic shirts
high-viz Pearl Izumi windbreaker
Rab ski gloves
boxer briefs
heavy windproof tights
heavy wool blend socks
Lake boots
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Old 01-29-16, 09:18 AM
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Fairly warm today. 26, flurries with occasional light snow, winds NW @ 12, dewpoint 21

Winter cycling boots
socks
winter bib tights
cycling shorts
wicking LS t-shirt
jacket
gloves (not cold enough for my snowboarding mittens)
skullcap
helmet

Not counting glasses since I have to wear them all time. So I guess nine is the count.
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Old 01-29-16, 09:21 AM
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This is the thing I hate most about riding/commuting in winter: wayyyy too much stuff to put on and take off! It's even worse when you also have to plan on for the ride home if it's much warmer (or colder) than the morning.

Yesterday morning I wore:

Wool socks, shoes, shoe covers (6)
Bike shorts, lined tights, unlined tights (3)
Tech shirt, long-sleeve tee, bike jersey, high-vis shell (4)
Skull cap with sweat strip, balaclava, helmet, glasses (4)
Gloves (2)

19 items total. In addition to that I also carried my short-finger gloves, thinner socks, and arm warmers (6 more items) in my trunk bag for the afternoon ride home.

In the summer I wear skull cap, helmet, glasses, jersey, shorts, socks, shoes, and short-finger gloves (11 items). So much easier.
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Old 01-29-16, 10:28 AM
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My standard 30-39F fare: leg covers, socks, bib, long sleeve baselayer, 2nd long sleeve baselayer, bib tight, thermal long sleeve jersey, shoes, shoe covers, winter cap, helmet, heavy gloves. So 12 items. When temp goes up into 40's, then can optionally omit the bib tight and the 2nd long sleeve baselayer. Would like to have the lighter gloves but not worth bringing them just for the afternoon.

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Old 01-29-16, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
I didn't count glasses and helmet when voting since they aren't clothing. Just the normal stuff at 35° plus an extra jersey.
Well, I can see your point about the glasses because I wear them all the time. I have to put the helmet on and take it off at either end of the ride, so perhaps that should count.

But what about my wristwatch? Maybe I had 15 articles on!
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Old 01-29-16, 12:41 PM
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Left shoe
Right shoe
Left sock
Right sock
Undies
Shorts
Wool shirt
Left arm warmer
Right arm warmer
Jacket
Helmet
Glasses
Left glove
Right glove

So a total of 14
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Originally Posted by ptempel View Post
My standard 30-39F fare: leg covers, socks, bib, long sleeve baselayer, 2nd long sleeve baselayer, bib tight, thermal long sleeve jersey, shoes, shoe covers, winter cap, helmet, heavy gloves. So 12 items. When temp goes up into 40's, then can optionally omit the bib tight and the 2nd long sleeve baselayer. Would like to have the lighter gloves but not worth bringing them just for the afternoon.
You wear two sets of bibs??
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2- socks
2- shoes
1- pants
1- undershorts
1- undershirt
1- shirt
1- sweater
1- jacket/shell
1- balaclava
2- gloves
1- big bandage (but that is a stupid story)
1- helmet
1- goggles
1- glasses
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Old 01-29-16, 12:48 PM
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I just post a pic, plus helmet, gloves socks and shoes
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I included 2 plastic bags for extra foot protection for 19pc total.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
You wear two sets of bibs??
Yeah, I need two layers on the legs for 30's and colder. The "bib" is a bib short. The "bib tight" is a full length bib tight without the chamois that goes over it. The leg covers just complete the bib short for the first layer. Another way to do the two layers on the legs might be thernal bib tight w/chamois and bib tight w/o chamois for the outer layer. Did that as well.

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Old 01-29-16, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dogfather69 View Post
I just post a pic, plus helmet, gloves socks and shoes
Oooh la la! You's going to be a little cold in the NYC area with that get up.
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Old 01-29-16, 01:39 PM
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2 shoes, 2 socks, 1 pants, 1 underwear, 1 shirt, 1 coat, 1 sunglasses

I drove my car to work. Too much snow on the MUPs still.
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How could you wear 5 items or less of clothing to work? Shirt, shoes, shorts is already 4. Socks, helmet, gloves, sunglasses: pick 1?
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I go pretty light, 9 in total:

Shoes (2)
Socks (2)
Shorts
t-shirt
light jacket
helmet
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Originally Posted by alan s View Post
How could you wear 5 items or less of clothing to work? Shirt, shoes, shorts is already 4. Socks, helmet, gloves, sunglasses: pick 1?
New Math?

It seems some are counting 2 shoes, socks, or gloves as only 1 for the pair.
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Wait a minute! I'm supposed to count? Ran out of fingers! No way I'm takin' my shoes off.
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Today is casual Friday and the weather held dry so I wore:

loafers
jeans
button-down
cotton sweater
light gloves
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1 Bikini brief
1 Boxer brief
1 thin leggings
1 medium weight leggings
2 wool socks
1 short sleeve synthetic tee
1 long sleeve synthetic tee
1 regular cotton sweat shirt
1 lightweight Gore Windstopper soft shell jacket
2 lightweight jogging shoes
2 Cycling toe covers/ booties
1 Reflective vest
2 Specialized winter gloves
1 “Buff” neck/face cover
1 Performance head/ear cover
1 Helmet
2 Reflective bands (left ankle and left wrist)
1 Glasses
Total =23

Do I win?

I like several light layers, as it makes it easy to adjust for the (usually warmer) ride home.
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Originally Posted by locolobo13 View Post
Wait a minute! I'm supposed to count? Ran out of fingers! No way I'm takin' my shoes off.
If you get to 21 don't get yourself arrested for indecent exposure!
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Light windbreaker jacket
Long sleeve bike shirt
Under Armor long sleeve shirt
Padded bike under wear
long bike pants
bike socks
bike shoes
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