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Warm Weather to Cold Weather Biking - What to wear?

Old 11-28-14, 12:08 PM
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Warm Weather to Cold Weather Biking - What to wear?

Hello everyone!

I am fairly new to biking and I live in San Diego... which means I dont ever really bike in the cold. I am doing my first Century in a place that will be quite chilly. I was wondering what kind of gear that I would need. I know there are lots of different things out there including sleeves and thermal gear, a lot of things dont have reviews on them so Im lost on what to buy. I will be riding the Solvang Century in March, lots of hills and crisp cool air.

Thanks for the help!
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Layers ... Be prepared to wear more and stow it somewhere when You warm Up ..

In the Roadie look set Arm and legwarmers are removable trouser legs and sleeves of jerseys..

there are also Wind breaker Jackets with removable sleeves , to become a vest wind breaker ..

Lots of brands All want your money I cannot do the I Got one from XX and it is great, thing .

Go forth into one of the many shops , and try stuff On. No Big Hurry its 1/3 of a year away.


I did Navy Boot camp in 12/66, I cannot say San Diego was Balmy-Warm then.

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Old 11-28-14, 01:35 PM
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I live in coastal Rhode Island where we can ride almost every winter day. I have several combinations that work for me. As Fietsbob said in post #2 , layering is the way to go so as to adjust clothing for a variety of temperatures. Early during colder weather i like a wind proof vest and arm warmers and tights. Adding arm warmers and or the vest will work in a variety of temperatures from very cool to warm. As temperatures get colder I add a wool base layer and sometimes a long sleeved jersey in place of arm warmers. Quite a lot depends on whether you start out in cold but expect it to warm quite a bit later in the day. Eventually you will figure out what works for you in your environment. I'm a big chicken temp-wise as I've been hypothermic in the past so I give myself wide options with a rear rack and trunk bag to hold extra layers. The worst thing and possibly dangerous, would be to become hypothermic 20 or 30 miles from the house.
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Old 11-28-14, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by steenafish View Post
Hello everyone!

I am fairly new to biking and I live in San Diego... which means I dont ever really bike in the cold. I am doing my first Century in a place that will be quite chilly. I was wondering what kind of gear that I would need. I know there are lots of different things out there including sleeves and thermal gear, a lot of things dont have reviews on them so Im lost on what to buy. I will be riding the Solvang Century in March, lots of hills and crisp cool air.

Thanks for the help!
FYI see this thread, Your clothing choices for various temps from the Road Cycling Forum. In my post and others, we suggest various apparel to wear at various temperatures. My levels of dress are in 10 to 15 degree decrements from >70 degrees F to <20 degrees. I need to revise my schedule downwards though since I bought a warmer fleece and warmer winter jacket, but I doubt you will get that cold, What are your expected temperatures?

BTW, I happened to have that old thread handy since I just today posted about it in another thread on the Winter Cycling Forum, ”What to wear and how for winter.“
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Old 11-28-14, 05:26 PM
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You might have a browse through the Winter Cycling forum ...

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