Keeping the legs warm

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  1. starship

    starship New Member

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    From a summertime rider, (who want to ride more)

    What is best for keeping the legs warm on these cold wenter days?

    And why do you like it best?
     
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  2. capwater

    capwater New Member

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    I prefer knee warmers, which for my short legs go down to about mid-calf. If the day warms up, they are easy to remove during a long ride. That pretty much handles most days unless it gets below 40 deg F and I whimp out for my full length tights.
     
  3. bikeguy2004

    bikeguy2004 New Member

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    Above 60F I just wear my bib shorts. From 60F to 40F the bib shorts with PI leg warmers. And below 40F it the bib shorts, the PI leg warmers and a pair of jeans over everything.
     
  4. Dr.Hairybiker

    Dr.Hairybiker New Member

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    I ride pretty regularly when it's well below freezing. I usually only need a set of Sporthill XC polyester/spandex pants over my shorts. I think they were meant for xc skiiing or something. Other than than, pedalling like crazy keeps my legs warm.
     
  5. Brunswick_kate

    Brunswick_kate New Member

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    I have a pair of "cross country" running tights which as far as I can ascertain are the same as cycling tights except for the fact they have enough material in them to fit an adult human being and they are about $30 cheaper than "cycling" tights. They both have windproof fronts, breathable backs and are insulated.
     
  6. melo

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    For the really cold days (below 25f) I ride with "hotchillis" ski longjohns and wind proof bike pants, with extra agulated knee reinforced. also winter booties over the shoes. I also use my snow ski hement and goggles with a balaclava. don't go as fast, but confortable and make me appreciate it when I can shed all the extra clothes in the spring. Keep peddlin Melo
     
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