Lazarus-g said:Buzzy I'm with duckwah - keep your chest warm !
The way I look at it your going to get cold no matter what, but if you keep your torso warm it never seems that bad. Good gloves and a good jacket are the must buys.
I never seem to have a problem with my legs , a thin pair of tights is all I wear, but feet are something I've never worked out how to keep warm. They go numb eventually so I wait till I get home for them to thaw out
I suppose the golden rule in keeping warm is to wear a hat but it's crash helmut for me (maybe there's one out there that's designed for winter weather, perhaps taping up the vents will hinder heat loss, actually I think I'll give that a go.)
Still don't let the cold stop you riding, just look out for ice on the shaded parts of the road, it stays there all day.
buzzy said:How do you guys and gals cycle in the cool weather? I find that when I cycling in cool weather, I get a little cold no matter what clothes I wear. How can I stop this. I hate not being able to cycle in the winter.
Banish all cotton from your riding gear and get wool or synthetic wicking fabrics like polypro. Investigate wicking fabrics and you will soon know what you've been doing wrong.dpetra said:That seems to be the worst part about riding when it's cold (besides the sun being further away)- -sweating that is. It's good to know that I'm not the only one with this complaint. I always thought that it was either diet, health, age, blood pressure, etc...
Now that the clocks have been turned back, it looks like another long winter of no riding. It doesn't get too cold down here (Forida), but it gets cold enough that a jacket is necessary. There's nothing worst than having to ride 20 miles in a sweat soaked shirt with a jacket clinging to one's sticky, sweaty arms. It's also not easy to wipe sweat off your forehead with the material that these one-way breathable jackets are made from.
Is there anything that can be done to inhibit the sweating, besides putting "Sure" or something similar on one's body. Are there certain foods that cause a person's body to sweat less?
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Do any of you folks have any suggestions??
I have been riding in any where from 2 degres F to about 30 degres F for a couple weeks now and I cant stand the cold weather. This advise was helpful thanks!garage sale GT said:Banish all cotton from your riding gear and get wool or synthetic wicking fabrics like polypro. Investigate wicking fabrics and you will soon know what you've been doing wrong.