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Old 01-17-19, 03:56 PM
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We have temperature and humidity conditions here where you'll literally have frost form on leading edges (toes, shins, hands, forearms) even though it's above freezing. On days like that I don't care to have bare skin showing but it's not so cold that my "junk has frozen solid."
This could only happen if you were traveling at sufficient speed (that is, +20mph,) with temperatures below 40F, and a suitable range of humidity. Frost above ambient freezing is a result of wind chill.

All of these conditions could be met with tights. Knee warmers provide absolutely no advantages in performance or convenience.

In this case, you are apparently so fast you need to have de-icing equipment installed, like aircraft.
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This could only happen if you were traveling at sufficient speed (that is, +20mph,) with temperatures below 40F, and a suitable range of humidity. Frost above ambient freezing is a result of wind chill.

All of these conditions could be met with tights. Knee warmers provide absolutely no advantages in performance or convenience.

In this case, you are apparently so fast you need to have de-icing equipment installed, like aircraft.
Yes. Exactly those conditions. Frost on extremities due to wind chill, but because of the metabolic effort the core is quite warm and a double layer (tights over bibs) is uncomfortable. To me at least. But yes, you've perfectly described the conditions I'm talking about, which are very common in NorCal during the winter.
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Old 01-17-19, 04:32 PM
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Very different conditions here in the inland desert. It's either wet or cold, but seldom both. Usually just hot, actually.

I also feel like I'm the only guy who owns "cycling bib tights," the kind with the chamois in them-- I don't layer, I just wear the tights.
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this morning saw another bike commuter, on the same trail, heading to the train. saw his ankles. they must have been cold, cuz my car thermometer read 15 F degrees!
I made "gators" of stretchy windblock fabric and Velco that wrap around my ankle under my tights and go over my boot tops or down to my shoe tops. (I wasn't thinking shoes when I made them or I would have run them longer.) I made them to keep water out of the boots but quickly found myself wearing them on most cold days, wet or dry. They keep my feet a lot warmer. I think not being waterproof helps with foot/sock smell. I'm using the 45North Fasterkatt boots and get regularly surprised how fresh my socks stay, even on days spent indoors wearing the boots.

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Normally I just wear some hiking pants. The once where you can detach the legs. Keep the legs on on chilly mornings and take them off at warmer evenings. But when the temp gets closer to freezing or into subfreezing range I am going to wear some older cross country skiing pants I had still had lying around. And for my shoes I got me a pair of Pearl Izumi Elite shoe covers and they work great for me.
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Yes. Exactly those conditions. Frost on extremities due to wind chill, but because of the metabolic effort the core is quite warm and a double layer (tights over bibs) is uncomfortable. To me at least. But yes, you've perfectly described the conditions I'm talking about, which are very common in NorCal during the winter.
Eep! I'm glad there's no risk of me going over 20 mph on my commute. Ever. I wonder what effect 90% humidity has on the frosting temp...?
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It's wind speed, not ground speed.
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^ ^ ^ Oh good. I only get wind in the afternoon, and if it's that cold, I'll take the bus.

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