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Traffic 'round these parts dropped off pretty dramatically a few weeks ago... hard to tell from the "I rode today" thread who's still riding, as one would have to conclude that Gene is the only one out there most days by reading it....

Who's sticking it out and plans to continue to ride pretty much every day regardless of weather?

(Was winter 2013;   2014 starts on p. 36;   2015 starts on p. 61)

 

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Today/tonight was my absolute favorite cycling weather.  Love the crisp fresh air and the smell of the leaves.

Haven't missed a day so far this winter! Just installed a trigger-shift on my folder to replace the twist-grip, which was hard to locate gears with. More snow in the forecast, but spring is just around the corner now!

Hope to see people at Daley Plaza this Friday for Winter Bike-to-Work Day.

Steve

I am commuting tomorrow (Tuesday). LFT both ways. Hope the path is clear. No need to go swimming pre-season (think Oak Street curve).

If you are out and about at 6:30 am, wave as you ride by.

Just a thought, but several years ago I bought some running pants from REI. They are Pearl Izumi, Elite level (not that I am). I wear them from 40 on down to minus whatever. Never been cold. Been plenty wet on the outside, never on the inside. I loved them so much, I tracked down a second pair after several seasons. I still ride the original pair after seven or so seasons, saving the other pair for when these get worn out.

Chitown_Mike said:

The ride in sucked, head wind the whole way.  But going home will be fun!

As it has been said, as a cyclist the wind is never with you, either you're riding into the wind or having a good day.

Chris, sweet and thanks!  I've been thinking about finding some longer MTB shorts to avoid having to wear a bunch of pants unless it is super cold.

Chris LaFrombois (8.5 mi - o.w.) said:

Hey Chitown_Mike,

These are what I wear:

http://www.artscyclery.com/Endura_Mens_Hummvee_Lite_Shorts/descpage...

They are light weight nylon with a padded and removable chamois. Nothing major. Much like you, my legs don't get cold too easily. I actually wore a light base layer tight this morning and they were overkill. Way too warm.

Chitown_Mike said:

Chris, are you wearing gym shorts or something of more substance?  I usually just wear some neoprene tights on the cold days, haven't had need for anything more yet but curious to know what others do since my legs don't get cold easy, and don't bother me as much when they do.

Chris LaFrombois (8.5 mi - o.w.) said:

Shorts are still where it's at! I ride shorts down to 34 degrees and then it's just a base layer tights under shorts down to about 5-10 degrees. Anything below 5 degrees then I put on the top-layer windbreak pants.


Wow, thanks for the heads up on the Winter Bike-to-Work Day. With your better than fifteen thousand miles of folding bike badassery you are definitely my hero Doc. Very best regards, Tom B
Steve Weeks said:

Haven't missed a day so far this winter! Just installed a trigger-shift on my folder to replace the twist-grip, which was hard to locate gears with. More snow in the forecast, but spring is just around the corner now!

Hope to see people at Daley Plaza this Friday for Winter Bike-to-Work Day.

Steve

I wonder how long winter will last this year.  The kestrels that nest in the building next to mine were back this weekend and last night I saw a fairly large spider crawling across the outside screen.

That said I've only been skiing once this year and I'd hate to pack it all away so soon. Maybe I can sneak a little time in at Sno*Drift up in Michigan next week, but it'll probably be too busy.

18+ Again today. Nice ride.

I took off some layers, didn't use the balaclava, and still got to Union Station sweating like a pig. Nice temperature... I could get used to this weather!

Steve

I was warm with two undershirts and a sweater Monday and Tuesday. Today I went with one undershirt and a sweater and hit the right comfort combination.

Such a nice winter! I've done about 200 miles in January so far. :) 

I've dropped the outer windbreaker pants the last few days.  I found anything more than 20 and my legs end up soaked.  Just rocking some surplus polypropylene tights, UA cold gear mock t-neck, wicking t-shirt, and a windbreaker jacket topped off with a UA balaclava.  Gloves- 3 layers, 2 polypropylene with a fleece top layer.

Oh and some wool socks with my Timberlands....their work boot line is awesome!

Yeah, I'm rocking a T-shirt, button up shirt and a coat. Same as what I wear when I'm off the bike.

If I overheat, I take it easier riding. If I get cold, I pedal a little harder. Works just fine for me above ~25 degrees.

Below that, I'll add a woolly jumper and some thermal longjohns. Leather work gloves over my regular gloves keep the hands warm and weatherproof.

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