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winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 23, 2021 09:45AM
looking for head and hand warmth without going over the top.
I'm only getting in ~ 10 miles, at best.
avg temp 30º before cycling chill factor.

balaclava (under helmet) and padded gloves.
any thoughts or just whatever?
Beezees or favored cycling on-line store?

The local m&p have become high end stores.
$50 gloves .... not.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/2021 09:54AM by Fritz.
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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 23, 2021 09:52AM
Get bar mitts / poagies - [barmitts.com]

I can ride at ~ freezing with these and thin gloves. I can reliably go down to 10°F with these and thicker gloves.



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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 23, 2021 09:55AM
I've seen them on delivery guys in Manhattan.



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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 23, 2021 11:07AM
I'm curious how you road cyclist deal with frozen roads. When I bike commuted a lot, I made a rule not to commute when there was frost on the roads. Way too little control.




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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 23, 2021 11:11AM
When it's the least bit dangerous, leaves, ice, wandering toddlers, I walk instead.
Or I pee the front tire as I ride.
That appears to be socially unacceptable to some.



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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 23, 2021 11:12AM
Keep your core warmer.



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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 23, 2021 11:27AM
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M A V I C
I'm curious how you road cyclist deal with frozen roads. When I bike commuted a lot, I made a rule not to commute when there was frost on the roads. Way too little control.

Studded tires?
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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Spiff
Date: November 23, 2021 12:06PM
Yup. Need a good wind breaker with some sort of thinsulate underneath it. Wind breaker tights will also be helpful. I have not ridden outside in 60 degree or less weather in a long time. When I did that in my younger years, made sure to have the core well insulated.
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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 23, 2021 12:07PM
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macphanatic
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M A V I C
I'm curious how you road cyclist deal with frozen roads. When I bike commuted a lot, I made a rule not to commute when there was frost on the roads. Way too little control.

Studded tires?

Yes, studded tires.

Depends where you're riding. There's some period of time where the roads will be ice free but below freezing.

That said, I learned my lesson a few years ago - hit a patch of ice at low speed and went down HARD. Now I turn around and go home if I see ice.



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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: cyclemax
Date: November 23, 2021 05:33PM
Back in my younger days I rode every day all winter long unless there were hazardous road conditions. I had cycling mittens usually worn with a glove liner on the coldest days. Fleece lined tights and the most amazing Gore-Tex jacket. This jacket was thin and light yet amazingly warm. Wore Neoprene shoe covers to keep my feet "warm". A fleece balaclava under my helmet. I would normally ride 20 miles a day. The coldest day I can remember was 2 degrees F with 15 mph winds. I only made it 10 miles that day. I miss my jacket. An over zealous ambulance EMT decided she needed to take my blood pressure in a hurry after I broke my collar bone in an accident and cut the sleeve off of my $200 jacket. I won't say I was ever warm on the really cold days, and often my feet and hands were painful right after the ride. Nowadays, I ride the indoor trainer once the outside temperature drops below 40 F. I could ride in the colder weather, I just choose not to. Managed to get in 5,300 miles this summer, so I'm good.
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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Michael
Date: November 23, 2021 06:32PM
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Fritz
balaclava (under helmet) and padded gloves.
any thoughts or just whatever?
Beezees or favored cycling on-line store?

We bought both at Costco last year at this time of year. We use them for biking and for kayaking. The gloves are not specific cycling gloves. They were cheap enough that we bought an additional set for each of us so we could easily keep them with the bikes and with the kayaks.
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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 23, 2021 08:39PM
This'll warm you up.
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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 23, 2021 09:52PM
seen that or like it a few times.
wonder if the package split.



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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Z
Date: November 24, 2021 12:13AM
Yup, pogies, good lights, studs and or fat tire bikes are the call of the day in AK for year-round riding.
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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Sam3
Date: November 24, 2021 04:42AM
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RgrF
This'll warm you up.

That's insane!

Too bad the whole video isn't shown.



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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 24, 2021 09:15AM
“ Too bad the whole video isn't shown. “

I took a quick look and didn’t find a complete version of that run; However:


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Re: winter cycling warmth
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 25, 2021 09:15AM
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M A V I C
I'm curious how you road cyclist deal with frozen roads. When I bike commuted a lot, I made a rule not to commute when there was frost on the roads. Way too little control.

Just like walking, keep yourself well-centered so that you don’t rely on friction between the tires and road. Slow way down for curves and turns.



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