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  • Deleted user 29 November 2012 17:56:14
    haha, well, that's just bad luck. :D
  • elstoof 29 Nov 2012 18:41:27 7,505 posts
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    Bloody hell, do you think it's the same one?
  • Psychotext 29 Nov 2012 19:02:42 54,301 posts
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    Ha, no. This woman is about 5 foot 2 at a push. I'd struggle to use the frame and I'm 5 foot 10.

    Was just a bit of a weird moment.
  • Deleted user 30 November 2012 08:24:14
    Got some cycling tights/leggins yesterday, going to really put them to the test in the cold weather today! :|

    Edited by Apostle at 08:24:47 30-11-2012
  • elstoof 30 Nov 2012 10:01:08 7,505 posts
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    Enjoy. I stepped up to 3 layers on top this morning, base layer, long sleeve jersey and jacket. Still on bibshorts at the minute, bit overly warm with 3 layers.
  • MikeP 30 Nov 2012 10:49:57 1,880 posts
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    Normal clothes for me today, pottered into work on the Friday bike. Fleece, jacket and a wooly hat.

    Absolutely lovely morning. Deep lungfuls of cold, refreshing air.

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • pistol 30 Nov 2012 10:57:12 13,019 posts
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    2 hr turbo session for me today so nice and warm...;-)
  • Deleted user 30 November 2012 11:16:48
    Well it was nice, my leggings kept me warm enough, any colder and I may need a bit more insulation though. I MUST, seriously MUST buy some overshoes. I tried to avoid the water as much as possible, but my feet still got wet and I had to cut short my ride. My feet where in quite a bit of pain, I can say!
  • pistol 30 Nov 2012 11:21:27 13,019 posts
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    Apostle wrote:
    Well it was nice, my leggings kept me warm enough, any colder and I may need a bit more insulation though. I MUST, seriously MUST buy some overshoes. I tried to avoid the water as much as possible, but my feet still got wet and I had to cut short my ride. My feet where in quite a bit of pain, I can say!
    Absolute neccessity if you ask me.
  • Deleted user 30 November 2012 11:27:19
    Yeah, I've learnt the hard way :/

    Why does it hurt so much when your feet (or fingers) get cold, especially 'wet' cold? It's some kind of pain.
  • pistol 30 Nov 2012 11:30:19 13,019 posts
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    Apostle wrote:
    Yeah, I've learnt the hard way :/

    Why does it hurt so much when your feet (or fingers) get cold, especially 'wet' cold? It's some kind of pain.
    Cycling in winter isn't for girls...;-)

    Just kidding..you need to experiment with different gloves and socks. Even in the coldest winter I'll only use woolly boolly socks, sidi cycling shoes and overshoes.

    Edited by pistol at 11:43:16 30-11-2012
  • Megapocalypse 30 Nov 2012 11:35:53 5,443 posts
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    Grr. Don't have leggings or overshoes at work with me today. Just shorts and a thin jacket for the ride home. :(
  • pistol 30 Nov 2012 11:42:40 13,019 posts
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    Megapocalypse wrote:
    Grr. Don't have leggings or overshoes at work with me today. Just shorts and a thin jacket for the ride home. :(
    Don't you lot ever check the weather forecast?
  • elstoof 30 Nov 2012 11:54:40 7,505 posts
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    Apostle wrote:
    Why does it hurt so much when your feet (or fingers) get cold, especially 'wet' cold? It's some kind of pain.
    It's just your body telling your brain to wrap it up before the cells freeze and die and your digits drop off, nothing to worry too much about. Mind over matter ;)
  • Megapocalypse 30 Nov 2012 11:55:41 5,443 posts
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    It was warmer when I rode in a couple of days ago. Definitely poor planning on my part when I got the train in this morning.
  • Deleted user 30 November 2012 12:00:19
    I check it every day on the beeb site. I'm still assembling my cycling wardrobe though, but getting there.

    Just ordered these - http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-neoprene-nylon-overshoe-2012/

    Seem to have a very good average review, and cheap. Not sure if suitable for wimpy girls though? :p

    elstoof wrote:It's just your body telling your brain to wrap it up before the cells freeze and die and your digits drop off, nothing to worry too much about. Mind over matter ;)
    Oh is that all?! Nothing to worry about then :D

    Edited by Apostle at 12:02:07 30-11-2012
  • elstoof 30 Nov 2012 12:05:02 7,505 posts
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    They'll be fine, wind proof so you'll have little ovens on the end of your legs.
  • elstoof 30 Nov 2012 12:07:06 7,505 posts
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    Hey, whoever suffers the most wins the race. I didn't make the rules up ;)
  • Psychotext 30 Nov 2012 12:43:16 54,301 posts
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    I don't tend to wrap up particularly warmly unless it goes subzero. Long sleeve jersey and thermal socks (with a change if they get wet) are the most important thing.

    If it goes subzero I'll switch to 3/4 trousers and put on a base layer.
  • MikeP 30 Nov 2012 12:52:36 1,880 posts
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    Down to about 3-5 degrees I'll go with 3/4 shorts, long base, long jersey, gilet, socks and DeFeet oversocks.

    Colder than that then it's time to get into Roubaix tights and a proper winter jacket. And maybe neoprene overshoes.

    I have the odd nice wooly cycling hat or two that fit underneath the helmet as well. They are great for keeping your ears warm.

    Basically, I end up looking like a bad outtake from the Rapha Autumn/Winter collection ;)

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • elstoof 30 Nov 2012 13:01:14 7,505 posts
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    I'm considering some Rapha tights this winter, I'm a bit concerned I'll end up looking the same way with the ProTeam jacket up top.
  • Psychotext 30 Nov 2012 13:07:52 54,301 posts
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    I melt if I go too over the top with the winter clothes, but I'm guessing you guys are mostly commuting rather than desperately trying to get up the side of rocky hills in the middle of Wales. :D
  • Deleted user 30 November 2012 13:36:39
    I'm mainly mountain biking through the forest, so it's cold, very cold.
  • Psychotext 30 Nov 2012 13:46:08 54,301 posts
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    Any decent trails? Where do you ride?
  • elstoof 30 Nov 2012 14:05:58 7,505 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I melt if I go too over the top with the winter clothes, but I'm guessing you guys are mostly commuting rather than desperately trying to get up the side of rocky hills in the middle of Wales. :D
    I dunno, you can get a bit of a sweat on doing a century run. Probably put the same effort in, just go a lot faster and with less downhill rest periods ;)
  • Psychotext 30 Nov 2012 14:11:54 54,301 posts
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    Well for sure, but I doubt many of you commute 100 miles. :p
  • elstoof 30 Nov 2012 14:17:51 7,505 posts
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    Do you commute up rocky hills in the middle of Wales? ;)
  • Psychotext 30 Nov 2012 14:24:33 54,301 posts
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    If you live in Wales you don't actually have much choice! My point was that most of the cyclists in this thread are doing it for commuting as much as anything. The nutters like pistol are few and far between.

    But no, my commute involves about 10 meters of walking.
  • elstoof 30 Nov 2012 14:31:31 7,505 posts
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    I get that, I'm just saying it's a bit unfair to compare the effort of a roadies commute to a mountain bike training ride. Anyway, my commute can be anywhere between 5k and 50k depending on if I'm fitting training into the day :D
  • pistol 30 Nov 2012 15:23:30 13,019 posts
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    Depends how long you're out in the cold tbh. If it's just a commute you'll not have to wrap up so much.
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