|Cold weather face protection||hms|
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 protection||muncher|
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 protection||pmf1|
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 razor||TypeOne|
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 help||pmf1|
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 attention||TypeOne|
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!"