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Cold weather face protection(9 posts)

Cold weather face protectionhms
Oct 26, 2001 8:36 AM
Last winter I rode in 35-40 degree temperatures several times. Often my face would become red and burn even after I was off of the bike. Now that cooler days are here again on the East Coast, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?
re: Cold weather face protectionmuncher
Oct 26, 2001 8:39 AM
1) Petrolium jelly.
2) if it's really cold, one of those ski face masks.
I uses this last year. Very effective...MikeC
Oct 26, 2001 9:15 AM
i just bought one of these...Js Haiku Shop
Oct 26, 2001 10:49 AM

pretty warm in the living room watching TV, not cold enough here to try it outside.
re: Cold weather face protectionpmf1
Oct 26, 2001 10:42 AM
Get a balaclava. I have several different types including a gore-tex one. You can cover your head, chin and even mouth with some kinds. Along with sunglasses (I use clear lenses for commuting at night), your face is well protected. A balaclava is the best bang for the buck cold weather clothing item you can buy.
Put away the razorTypeOne
Oct 26, 2001 12:02 PM
I pull out the balaclava when it gets really cold. Right now, it's just a tad nippy. So I decided to grow a beard out. I don't know if it keeps my face warm at all, but I see all those mountaineers with whiskers (maybe because they don't have unfrozen water to shave at 15,000 feet?)and I gave it a try. Maybe it works. My hands are too cold to notice much else.
This is funny because I shave my legs in the summer but apparently don't care about whatever drag I'm creating now.
It does helppmf1
Oct 26, 2001 12:18 PM
I've grown a beard a couple of times in the winter. It does help. What you really notice is when you shave it off.
I use my wifes chest...matt
Oct 26, 2001 7:25 PM
but you can't. Too cold to ride means get aquainted with the wife again. LOL Serioulsy, try looking for a baclava. I think nashbar has some that cover your face from mid-nose to below your chin. They give you the serious Hannibal Lecter look, but they keep you warm
Well that got my attentionTypeOne
Oct 26, 2001 10:06 PM
Hmmm...indoor pursuits during the winter don't sound too bad.
But you can't be serious--the sturdy types on this board would never agree that it's "too cold to ride!"