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Old 12-26-20, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Correct. I have also had success with double tights: thin ones first, then thicker winter ones with windbreaker panels on the outside. Worked down to 10F no problems.
I've done the same. I swear it keeps my feet warmer, too.
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I have a pair of tights I purchased when I became serious about this bike madness. I used them on a group ride once. (Edit: This was in February, one of the coldest rides I had ever done.)
For whatever reason as I rode, the way they were made, put tension on the backside of them slowly pulling my tights down. And to some extent my bibs shorts beneath.. I have never in my life had that,, "area" of my body subjected to cold weather of that magnitude. Or been exposed to so many people. The sensation of itching as that flesh thawed out after the ride was unbelievable.
oh yeah...good times...
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I've done the same. I swear it keeps my feet warmer, too.
Best thing for cold feet. Wool socks. I would have never believed such a simple change would have made such a huge difference but that was it. it takes the moisture away.. love me some wool socks!
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Gues its time to ride. Can't put it off any more. Bbl
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My brother and his family left Tejas for Christmas in a mountain cabin in Pigeon Forge. Are now frozen in (literally), and have been without power for 36 hours. Can't drive out because of the ice.
Same. Except I've been without internet rather than power. And I drove out yesterday.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I've done the same. I swear it keeps my feet warmer, too.
I layer up the legs for the commute with old tights and MTB pants sometimes.

Theoretically, anything that warms the core reduces the signal to constrict the arteries in the extremities, so it could work that way.
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Originally Posted by ls01
Gues its time to ride. Can't put it off any more. Bbl
Same here. It's 30 at the moment and may hit 32 by the time I start. Try to stay away from frantic Christmas present returners.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Same. Except I've been without internet rather than power. And I drove out yesterday.
Yesterday's non-counting activity was a walk to survey the damage. Most of the carriageway/parking lot was sufficiently melted that the treacherous stretches were only a few steps long. But there was a whole section of sidewalk that was snow/ice covered. And where was DougRNS and his shovel in this time of need? Nowhere to be found. Sad.
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Full length leg warmers under knickers are good for the knees and to around 30. Arm warmers, long sleeve jersey, vest and windbreaker. The vest is to utilize extra pockets. I wear these gloves with Toko covers and they work great into the 20's.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I have a pair of tights I purchased when I became serious about this bike madness. I used them on a group ride once. (Edit: This was in February, one of the coldest rides I had ever done.)
For whatever reason as I rode, the way they were made, put tension on the backside of them slowly pulling my tights down. And to some extent my bibs shorts beneath.. I have never in my life had that,, "area" of my body subjected to cold weather of that magnitude. Or been exposed to so many people. The sensation of itching as that flesh thawed out after the ride was unbelievable.
oh yeah...good times...

That itch is a normal occurrence for me in the winter on my thighs. The first time it happened last year I itched til I bled.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Full length leg warmers under knickers are good for the knees and to around 30. Arm warmers, long sleeve jersey, vest and windbreaker. The vest is to utilize extra pockets. I wear these gloves with Toko covers and they work great into the 20's.

Tj max carries these for 12 bucks.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Yesterday's non-counting activity was a walk to survey the damage. Most of the carriageway/parking lot was sufficiently melted that the treacherous stretches were only a few steps long. But there was a whole section of sidewalk that was snow/ice covered. And where was DougRNS and his shovel in this time of need? Nowhere to be found. Sad.
The awesome shovel was securely stored in an undisclosed location in the Northwest Metro Atlanta area.

I was celebrating Christmas with my family. A brief nap happened.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That itch is a normal occurrence for me in the winter on my thighs. The first time it happened last year I itched til I bled.
Did you bleed from the itch or from scratching the itch? Try cooler temperature showers and apply a glycerin based skin moisturizer. You probably have very dry skin. If you have difficulty managing the urge to scratch, and it sounds like you do, there are inexpensive prescription medications a physician could suggest. Disclaimer:
Like all drugs, you have weigh the risk against the relief and other non-drug options. I don't play a Dr. On TV or IRL.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Did you bleed from the itch or from scratching the itch? Try cooler temperature showers and apply a glycerin based skin moisturizer. You probably have very dry skin. If you have difficulty managing the urge to scratch, and it sounds like you do, there are inexpensive prescription medications a physician could suggest. Disclaimer:
Like all drugs, you have weigh the risk against the relief and other non-drug options. I don't play a Dr. On TV or IRL.
...but I DO have an awesome shovel.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Same. Except I've been without internet rather than power. And I drove out yesterday.
You are a hardier rodent than most
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That itch is a normal occurrence for me in the winter on my thighs. The first time it happened last year I itched til I bled.
I can understand that. And its why I avoid it now.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Did you bleed from the itch or from scratching the itch? Try cooler temperature showers and apply a glycerin based skin moisturizer. You probably have very dry skin. If you have difficulty managing the urge to scratch, and it sounds like you do, there are inexpensive prescription medications a physician could suggest. Disclaimer:
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Bleed from scratching it. I usually make the mistake of jumping into a hot shower, that makes the itch 100 times worse. Ive gotten better about delaying the hot shower and when I do that the itch is non existent. I do suffer for extremely dry skin.

I recently bought bag balm for saddle sores, ive used that on my dry legs as well. Seemed to work okay.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
The awesome shovel was securely stored in an undisclosed location in the Northwest Metro Atlanta area.

I was celebrating Christmas with my family. A brief nap happened.
The Siberian Knox County winter doesn't care about your holidays.

I slipped going down a sidewalk cutout, but, thanks to my quick reflexes, I avoided a disastrous fall.
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I made it 24 minutes in erg mode @200 watts. Tried to get back on, wow that blew my wheels.
So, I've learned. Pump tires, spin test. Then ride. Lots better.
I had to add 1 mile at the end, to give me 5000. Miles.
Now begins the bonus miles!.....

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Originally Posted by ls01
I have a pair of tights I purchased when I became serious about this bike madness. I used them on a group ride once. (Edit: This was in February, one of the coldest rides I had ever done.)
For whatever reason as I rode, the way they were made, put tension on the backside of them slowly pulling my tights down. And to some extent my bibs shorts beneath.. I have never in my life had that,, "area" of my body subjected to cold weather of that magnitude. Or been exposed to so many people. The sensation of itching as that flesh thawed out after the ride was unbelievable.
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That's a problem I haven't had with tights, but I did have a problem recently with a pair of Performance "Ultra" bibs and a new pair of Pearl tights - the chamois in the bibs is really thick, especially over the sit bones, and when combined with the slickness of the new tights, I was sliding all over the saddle, primarily sliding forward on it, such that I had to scooch back ever half dozen pedal strokes. Ruined an otherwise nice cool weather ride on the Plastic Fantastic Bianchi.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I made it 24 minutes in erg mode @200 watts. Tried to get back on, wow that blew my wheels.
So, I've learned. Pump tires, spin test. Then ride. Lots better.
I had to add 1 mile at the end, to give me 5000. Miles.
Now begins the bonus miles!.....

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Originally Posted by genejockey
That's a problem I haven't had with tights, but I did have a problem recently with a pair of Performance "Ultra" bibs and a new pair of Pearl tights - the chamois in the bibs is really thick, especially over the sit bones, and when combined with the slickness of the new tights, I was sliding all over the saddle, primarily sliding forward on it, such that I had to scooch back ever half dozen pedal strokes. Ruined an otherwise nice cool weather ride on the Plastic Fantastic Bianchi.

So tights go over bibs? Ive been putting the tights under the bibs, like I would my leg warmers.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So tights go over bibs? Ive been putting the tights under the bibs, like I would my leg warmers.
So the tights are against your nethers instead of the chamois in the bibs? That's like how Superman wears his undies outside his tights.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So tights go over bibs? Ive been putting the tights under the bibs, like I would my leg warmers.
From inside to outside: bibs/shorts, then leg warmers, then tights.
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Yesterday's non-counting activity was a walk to survey the damage.
You went to Nashville?
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