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12-07-17, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Hezz

This could be caused by several things. First...

This could be caused by several things. First make sure that what ever gloves that you use are fully cleaned and dried out before you go on your ride.

I have found that the problem is...
11-28-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By Hezz

For winter conditions SPD's or similar...

For winter conditions SPD's or similar mountainbike shoe compatible clipless pedals are the best to use.
11-28-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By Hezz

Generally, it's better to use mountainbike type...

Generally, it's better to use mountainbike type cycling winter shoes if you have any snowy or icy conditions. Most of them use the two hole mounting system for spl type clipless pedals. If you try...
11-28-17, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Hezz

Generally, overshoes are not cycling specific...

Generally, overshoes are not cycling specific items and are used in more extreme cold conditions over winter cycling boots. They have to be modified if you use clipless pedals. Cycling shoe covers...
11-26-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,288
Posted By Hezz

REI stainless steel vacuum flask that fits into...

REI stainless steel vacuum flask that fits into the bike bottle cage. Carry warm water with lemon juice in it or tea. Also, keeps water from freezing when really cold.

Small backpackers LED...
11-26-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,206
Posted By Hezz

In my opinion, you should get some cycling...

In my opinion, you should get some cycling shorts and tights and wear them under your jeans. But you would be much more comfortable on the bike and at work of you just carried your jeans to work in...
01-16-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By Hezz

This sounds to me like the thighs and stomach...

This sounds to me like the thighs and stomach don't have quite enough insulation on them. Your core is very warm probably because you ride pretty hard which is why you are over heating. Sometimes...
01-16-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,851
Posted By Hezz

Good luck on your ride. It sound fun. One thing...

Good luck on your ride. It sound fun. One thing you have noticed is the wide variation of methods and responses to your question. It's very true that everyone has a very different metabolism and...
01-16-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Hezz

In addition to the other ideas mentioned you...

In addition to the other ideas mentioned you might try these methods.

Ergo handlebars that have a large flat area on top will spread out the force that your hand has on it and put less pressure on...
01-16-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By Hezz

Generally, If you don't run into ice and really...

Generally, If you don't run into ice and really hard packed snow you can get by with good mountain bike knobbies. But I think up in your neck of the woods you are going to see some pretty bad ice...
01-16-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,248
Posted By Hezz

I find soft shell cold weather cycling jackets to...

I find soft shell cold weather cycling jackets to work well in below freezing conditions, but they are not warm enough on there own with just a base layer. They work well because they breath about...
01-16-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,795
Posted By Hezz

They make small bottles of electrolyte drops that...

They make small bottles of electrolyte drops that are meant to add to water but can easily be added to other drinks. They are more healthy and work better than Gatorade in my opinion. They have a...
01-16-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,242
Posted By Hezz

The best solution in my opinion if you don't like...

The best solution in my opinion if you don't like wearing a small camelback under your clothes is the stainless steel vacuum flasks that are sized to fit into a bottle cage. Like some of the above...
01-11-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,851
Posted By Hezz

Here's a few ideas you can try, but I think...

Here's a few ideas you can try, but I think after a few years of experience in riding in winter that you are always going to be somewhat wet underneath because it's not possible if you are a heavy...
01-09-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By Hezz

Ya, the ruggedness will depend on the quality of...

Ya, the ruggedness will depend on the quality of the shells. If you want something that will last a bit longer you will have to find a higher quality shell like a mountaineering glove shell that's...
01-09-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By Hezz

It depends on several factors. Trainer keeps you...

It depends on several factors. Trainer keeps you on the bike during winter and is the same fit but takes up more room and the cheap trainers have a very unnatural feel. Both are very boring and it...
01-08-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By Hezz

If you want to try the cheap approach that I use...

If you want to try the cheap approach that I use this is what you need:

Some cheap ski type gloves with a nylon or polyester hard shell. Kind of like these:

FLOSO Unisex Waterproof Padded...
01-08-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By Hezz

No, You are not missing anything. I've found...

No, You are not missing anything. I've found that good breathability is better for below freezing conditions but that the insulation layers will always get soaked anyway. If you had enough...
01-08-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,392
Posted By Hezz

I can't say if I have used those AmFib tights but...

I can't say if I have used those AmFib tights but I have had several Pearl Izumi products and I usually find them to have about the highest price/performance ratio of any of the cycling products. I...
01-07-15, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By Hezz

I can't speak for the brands of bibs that you are...

I can't speak for the brands of bibs that you are looking at. But if you are warm with the current configuration I would concentrate on getting a warmer foot solution. It will make riding a whole...
01-06-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By Hezz

In my opinion the only thing that you need that...

In my opinion the only thing that you need that is cycling specific for below freezing temps would be winter cycling tights. Regular cycling shorts work well combined with them. usually you need...
01-06-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,118
Posted By Hezz

It's harder when in an apartment, But it's most...

It's harder when in an apartment, But it's most important to hose or clean it off with warm water and then bang it down on it's tires a few times to knock off the water before it freezes up too...
01-06-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,392
Posted By Hezz

Stay away from waterproof clothing for winter...

Stay away from waterproof clothing for winter cycling unless you are planning to ride in 33-45 F degree rain. You will freeze and be very uncomfortable in water proof clothing in below freezing...
01-06-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By Hezz

You don't want waterproof gloves for winter...

You don't want waterproof gloves for winter riding unless you will be riding in 33-40 F degree rain. For below freezing conditions you want warm but wind resistant and breathable gloves. In my...
01-06-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By Hezz

This setup is going to be a problem to matter...

This setup is going to be a problem to matter what you have on your eyes. Goggles fog up easier than glasses when your body is hot from riding. This biggest problem is that you have the gaiter over...
01-06-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,127
Posted By Hezz

Thanks for telling us your story Bruised. ...

Thanks for telling us your story Bruised.

I've found that in situations like you were riding in there are certain realities. First you need a lot more insulation to stay warm when you stop and...
12-16-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Hezz

This sounds perfectly normal. Most people would...

This sounds perfectly normal. Most people would feel this way. It's also beneficial to both the mind and the body to find some other kind of exercise and/or hobby for part of the year. For me, I...
11-12-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Hezz

I have ridden down to 10F comfortably with a...

I have ridden down to 10F comfortably with a winter weight outer tight or pant and a medium thick soft/breathable/stretchy tight over my regular bike shorts as an insulation layer. I think this works...
07-27-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Hezz

If you can wait a few days after the race to...

If you can wait a few days after the race to watch you can download HD and standard versions of the stages over the internet from cyclingtorrents.com. It can take a while to get them but it can be...
07-27-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Hezz

Thanks guys for your thoughts. They are very...

Thanks guys for your thoughts. They are very good. I wonder if Wiggins' has destroyed himself physically to get were he got in 2012. He seems now unmotivated to train at the level that was...
07-22-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Hezz

Theory - Will TDF winners become younger in a cleaner peleton?

I have a question that I would like some of your guys opinion on. Do you think with reduced EPO and blood doping use that TDF winners will be more likely those who can recover well as opposed to...
06-04-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Hezz

I can understand your lack of faith in the...

I can understand your lack of faith in the current peloton and it is well warranted. I do not think that there will ever be completely clean racing. But we know that the big contender guys are at...
06-03-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Hezz

Winning Multiple Grand Tours clean

With the advent of a cleaner peloton eventually someone will win a grand tour clean. Parhaps it was Wiggins. However, what interest's me is the continuing probability of someone winning multiple...
01-24-13, 08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,752
Posted By Hezz

I can only tell you what I would have worn and it...

I can only tell you what I would have worn and it wasn't wind breaker pants. I have rode a lot in 5-10 F weather. Even colder if you count the wind chill. And i know what works for me. I would...
01-06-13, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,265
Posted By Hezz

Sounds like a good combination. The Neoshell...

Sounds like a good combination. The Neoshell should be even better than standard Goretex. I have a Powerstretch long sleeve cycling jersey that works well in cool weather and is pretty warm for...
01-03-13, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,265
Posted By Hezz

As a follow-up, I think Scoatw's advice to keep a...

As a follow-up, I think Scoatw's advice to keep a log is good. Everyone has to find a system that work's for them and the balance between breathability and warmth can take a little time to find. I...
01-03-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,265
Posted By Hezz

It sounds to me that you are pretty much on the...

It sounds to me that you are pretty much on the right track with your clothing. A few suggestions.

Keep the three layer top system you are using but substitute polypro or wool open weave long...
12-30-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By Hezz

Yes, this can make a good winter bike and it has...

Yes, this can make a good winter bike and it has been done before. In my experience it's best to use an inexpensive oil/spring front fork. As the air springs do not hold up well in the cold. The...
12-27-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,088
Posted By Hezz

I have heard of using the Neos overboots before. ...

I have heard of using the Neos overboots before. They are kind of expensive for something that is just a shell and a sole. The other day, I saw a pair of the light weight Neos overboots but I can't...
12-27-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,234
Posted By Hezz

One of the best strategies for winter riding that...

One of the best strategies for winter riding that I have used is to go on shorter/faster rides. That is when the roads allow it. You can accomplish high degrees of fitness on a hard 15-30 minute...
12-26-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,234
Posted By Hezz

There is actually a plastic respirator that is...

There is actually a plastic respirator that is designed for really cold weather athletics. It's kind of a heat exchanger of sorts that goes on your chest under your clothes and you breath through a...
12-26-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,535
Posted By Hezz

The problem is that you are wearing the wrong...

The problem is that you are wearing the wrong kind of gear for bike riding. Pants are usually cotton and that is the worst thing you can wear while bike riding on your legs.

It seems your ride is...
12-24-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,372
Posted By Hezz

In the wet 50 F temperature range cheap neoprene...

In the wet 50 F temperature range cheap neoprene full finger fishing gloves work great. 35 F rain is hard to deal with. I would try erig007's methods for that situation. Or get some thicker...
12-24-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,535
Posted By Hezz

The fishnet stuff works great for your first base...

The fishnet stuff works great for your first base layer. With the nylon Merino wool over that for insulation. The wool which will absorb more sweat and will pull it away from the body. But I would...
12-24-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,340
Posted By Hezz

Check out these video's on Youtube. ...

Check out these video's on Youtube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrOHt7WsUNQ&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA8Szv04u7I&feature=player_detailpage
...
12-24-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,340
Posted By Hezz

You need a recumbent tadpole trike for winter. ...

You need a recumbent tadpole trike for winter. Or better yet a velomobile. I'm planning on building one next year if possible. Look up Utah trikes quad. They have some videos of riding in snow...
12-20-12, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Hezz

I am certainly waiting to hear some reports on...

I am certainly waiting to hear some reports on them. From my perspective they look to be the most well thought out winter cycling boots that I have seen. They are in the same price range as the...
12-19-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,913
Posted By Hezz

In the right circumstances rust can develop quite...

In the right circumstances rust can develop quite rapidly. Besides finding a good lube that works in the winter. The most important thing you can do is wash your bike and drive train off with clean...
12-18-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Hezz

Sure it will. Not for the cars but for you. If...

Sure it will. Not for the cars but for you. If you see a car on a narrow road behind you sliding out of control you may have time to ride into the ditch and miss it. Or move out of the way for an...
12-17-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,088
Posted By Hezz

Update, I've been doing a little concept...

Update,

I've been doing a little concept modeling and I have come up with a very simple idea for a hopefully warmer foot solution. It is nothing really all that technically sophisticated. And I...
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