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28 degrees was the high... keepin it sheep!!!(7 posts)

28 degrees was the high... keepin it sheep!!!Djudd
Jan 22, 2003 4:29 PM
Here in DC as well as most of the rest of country we are in the ubiquitous "Arctic air mass". It's pretty cold and likely to remain so for a while. After years of wearing the polyester wonder fabrics I've returned to the riding material of my youth ...wool. I use wool exclusively as an undergarment. It is the best. It wicks best, is warmer, doesn't get funky after one good ride and the reassuring slight itch lets me know it is doing the job. I wear a jersey and tights of the wonder polyesters over the woolies. They have thier place but next to the skin- keep it sheep, baby!!!
Baa, baa, baa!MB1
Jan 22, 2003 4:48 PM
I agree, my favorite long sleeve undershirt combo for this very cold winter is a "Winter Silk" long sleeve undershirt layered with a wool long sleeve shirt. Then a jacket or heavy jersey then my Burley outer shell.

We always wear smartwool socks too.

Keeping it real baby!
smartwool socks? baah baah baahcyclopathic
Jan 22, 2003 6:55 PM
you mean you still ride outdoors?
28 degrees? I wish!Racer C
Jan 22, 2003 5:02 PM
Today in Vermont, the high was -2. I keep praying for those balmy 28 degree days. I wore three coats on my ride to class today and still almost froze. But rock on to the hard core that still go out.
It is amazing how there is always someone out.MB1
Jan 22, 2003 6:00 PM
We were riding after work tonight and saw quite a few other riders/commuters. It was in the very low 20's with a howling wind, it is always nice to see other folks out there too.

Ride on.
Opposite "problem" heremickey-mac
Jan 22, 2003 6:07 PM
As I get older, staying warm on rides becomes a higher priority. This year I've spent much of my cycling money on cold weather gear, including winter thickness bib knickers and a Craft undeshirt with sleeves. We've been having daytime highs in the 70s and 80s for most of the winter and few nights below 45 so far. We'd usually have at least a few nights in the 30s by this point. I know I shouldn't be complaining, but I'd like to get some use out of the gear I bought.
Doesn't sound like a problem to me.lonebikeroftheapocalypse
Jan 23, 2003 4:48 AM
A few years ago I bought a snow blower for my tractor. It only snowed once that year. Best $1300 I ever spent. Last year on January 27 I went for a ride in shorts and a T-shirt in western NY. This year we'll be lucky if its 15*. Enjoy it while you can, your winter gear will always be there, the warm weather probably won't.