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Spring riding questiondistinctHead
May 20, 2002 8:28 AM
I live in CT, and the weather here has been rather sucky lately. We had 90 degree weather a few weeks ago, 40 degree weather a day later, 60 degree weather, 70 degree weather, and now it's back down to 55 today and is supposed to reach 80 by friday. My question is, what the hell should I wear when it's not cold enough to warrant tights but not hot enough for shorts? i can't afford leg warmers and I see no other solution. I'll go out on a ride, it's 70 degrees, and 3 hours later it's down to about 55-60 and vice versa. What should I do? Start out with shorts, jersey and a fleece or something? i hate being caught in the cold... it inhibits my motivation ;).
Laterz,
Eric ;)
stay warmDougSloan
May 20, 2002 10:17 AM
I'd wear the tights and think of it as "heat training." Make that will make it more tolerable.

Doug
Try it a little warm. With the fabrics used today, too warm isbill
May 20, 2002 3:11 PM
not but so warm.
Also, leg warmers are a lousy twenty five bucks. Performance has them, Nashbar has them, heck, Volers are I think less than that. Skip a pizza and a twelve pack and you'e there.
Carry your tightsKerry
May 22, 2002 5:17 PM
My tights are unlined lycra, and easily fold up into a jersey pocket. It's more common for me to start out cold and then peel the tights off as the day warms, but either way, I can carry tights to put on if the weather cools. Standard practice around here.