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Old 09-18-12, 01:02 AM
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my boys were cold this morning ...

it was 12C (53F) on the way into work and with the sweat my boys (and I don't mean the young'ns) were cold.

i usually ride in cargo shorts ($3 from Old Navy no less) and men's briefs (probably looks like speedos to you guys). what can I do to keep the boys warm. i'm not really a fan of gearing-up, so to speak. so what can I do on the cheap.

i think i'll go with my cross-country skiing equipment when it gets a little bit colder, but it's too much for a 12C day.

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Old 09-18-12, 04:07 AM
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My boys prefer when it's cold, they bunch right up and are less likely to get squeezed in between my leg and the nose of my seat. When I do 45 minute swim mid-winter, the boys disappear altogether. Such is life.
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Old 09-18-12, 04:18 AM
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Get an account on Ravelry.com (a knitting and crocheting site) and do a search for "Willy Warmer." Your problems will be solved!
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Old 09-18-12, 07:11 AM
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I've had this problem before. I just stuffed my merino wool Buff between the front of my cycling shorts and my junk. It kept the family jewels nice and warm, but breathed well enough to keep them from getting too sweaty.
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If your shorts are cotton, get the synthetic(nylon polyester?)
ones. They'll block more wind. You can also try leg warmers.
If your extremities are warm, your core will be warm
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Old 09-18-12, 07:17 AM
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put these under your cargos

Zoot Sports Men's Ultra 9-Inch Triathlon Short

https://www.amazon.com/Zoot-Sports-Ul...%22+tri+shorts
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
put these under your cargos

Zoot Sports Men's Ultra 9-Inch Triathlon Short

https://www.amazon.com/Zoot-Sports-Ul...%22+tri+shorts
Expensive!

Not that I'm against nice clothing, but there must be something a little less pricey that will get the job done?
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Try adding one more layer of briefs. Not sure that will be comfy tho. You might try riding in it around the neighborhood first before committing to a full commute.
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re: "Expensive!"

don't scrimp on the shrimp!
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Old 09-18-12, 08:23 AM
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You need a cod piece!
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OK now that I'm no longer at work I can post this picture.



Festive!
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A cold breeze is no friend of the boys. You need to wear something that will stop it. Kookaburra's Christmas stocking might do it but "wind briefs" are the more conventional approach. If you're an XC skier, you may already have a pair or two.
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Handlebar bag will stop some of the wind. It's also handy for stuffing an extra layer of clothes, or hauling other stuff back and forth to work.

That should mostly work until you get into the 40s and below.

If you're sensitive to cold in that way, get thermal tights instead of leg warmers.
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Merino boxer-briefs are great, but like tjspiel said, it's the breeze getting into your shorts that you need to stop.
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Old 09-18-12, 11:55 AM
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i think you guys are right. it seems to be a combo of sweat and the breeze chilling it.

thanks for the advice
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Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post
OK now that I'm no longer at work I can post this picture.



Festive!
I bet you raced home to be able to post that huh? I know I would have!!
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Merino wool windbriefs are the answer. With them, I don't have any issue commuting ~40 minutes in 25 F weather (I could go longer, but that's the commute). I use the smartwool variety, similar to those listed below. Mine cost me ~$30 on sale on-lin, but I can't remember from where...

https://www.rei.com/product/834632/sm...nd-briefs-mens
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Newspaper is effective and fits the budget, but lacks durability. A used FedEx envelope is about perfect.
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Originally Posted by ckaspar View Post
I bet you raced home to be able to post that huh? I know I would have!!
I was definitely sitting on my hands for a bit there.

This is actually one of the more tasteful and restrained patterns out there.
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Old 09-20-12, 10:25 PM
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Maybe you should try wearing pants. It will keep more wind out.
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From what i hear it's all about polyester for all weather.

What i'm wondering is how he scored $3 short from Old Navy
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actually, my boys have been fine lately (2-5C of 36-40F).

my hands have been quite cold so I'll give the thin XC ski gloves a shot next week to see how they perform.

i bought the $3 shorts at College Station OLD NAVY when I lived in Texas. they're beige and were on clearance and are too large now (i was a 34 waist and slimmed to a 31 when i moved to stockholm and have fattened to a 32 in germany due to the good/cheap beer).
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