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Old 12-31-07, 09:32 PM
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cold weather help please

should I get a thermal jacket that also blocks wind or a wind jacket?
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Old 12-31-07, 09:45 PM
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I believe in layers - If it's cold, add layers, if it's warmer, take 'em off. I stick with the same basic stuff I wear during the summer, except I substitute a long-sleeve jersey, and add thermal underwear, jogging pants, a fleece pullover, and wind pants as required. Over all that I wear a windproof/waterproof jacket. The jacket has no insulation - just wind and water proof.

I wear one of those headbands that cover the ears I find that a rain cover over my helmet, to block the wind from coming in the vents, is more comfortable than a thermal cap of some sort. It's nice to have some air space on top of the head, instead of the sweat just soaking the cap.

Really good gloves are important - ski gloves work best for me. The feet are somewhat of a problem, though. Today I wore two pairs of socks with a plastic grocery bag in between - worked OK, but could be warmer.
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it was like 39 degrees today in ny. on my ride i wore my regular shorts, nothing over them, thin knitted gloves, long sleeve under armor with my short sleeve jersey over it, and my helmet. i honestly felt fine. in my opinion, i'm fine in that stuff down to about 35 degrees. i'm not really sure how cold we're talking about.
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Please remember what your body is accustomed to makes a big difference. If temperatures have been around 50 deg. F. and suddently drop to 40 deg. F., it feels cold. But, if you have been out in 20 deg. F. temperatures everyday for two or three weeks, it feels fine. Likewise, clothing that left you feeling a little cool in the 30 deg. F. range early in the season works just fine at somewhat lower temperatures after you become accustomed to colder weather. Keep a written record of what you wore at various temperatures, conditions, and durations. Note if you felt comfortable or a bit cool. Write the date on it, too. Later this will be very helpful for determining what to wear.
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I guess I'm just a wimp. Today's ride is supposed to be 30 degrees and windy with some flurries. I'm going to be wearing a pair of tights with a pair of insualted tights over them. Upper body I'll have on two underarmor shirts, a wind shirt, a jersey, and a jacket. I'll have a head warmer on and a helmet cover. On my feet I'll have on two pairs of socks and a pair of shoe covers. I will wear a nice warm pair of Cannondale gloves as well.

What can I say, I like to be warm.
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I'm usually good with full gloves, a UA t-shirt, leg and arm warmers, and a balaclava down to about 35F. Below that, I have a light weight X-Mart jacket and a pair of Black Bottoms fleece pants.

Like many, I still haven't found a cure for cold toes yet.
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Like many, I still haven't found a cure for cold toes yet.
https://www.machka.net/whatworks/coldfeet.htm
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I wear a pretty thin riding jacket, with a couple of layers underneath. Base + Jersey + Jacket.
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