Re: [Classicrendezvous] Cold weather commuting/training

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From: "Craig Young" <young@xnet.com>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Jerry Moos" <moos@penn.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 10:23:27 -0600 (CST)
In-Reply-To: <39FED0B0.3D102FA0@penn.com>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Cold weather commuting/training


Jerry,

With hands, it is important to use something that blocks the wind. The length of your ride is important, too. I have a relatively short commute (~5 miles one way), and I have not solved the feet thing that well yet, but here is what I use for gloves - Lake "Anchorage", made of Polartec Windbloc fleece with Pittards grip surfaces. These are VERY warm; I have worn them at 0 deg. F for my admittedly short commute, and they work wonderfully. This year I plan to continue my practice of taking the "long way" home to add another 15 miles onto the return trip. I think the Lake gloves will handle this just fine.

On Tue, 31 Oct 2000 09:01:20 -0500, Jerry Moos wrote:
>Having begun commuting to work in mid August for the first time in many
>years, I'm enjoying it so much that I'm reluctant to give it up as
>winter approaches in the NW Pennsylvania mountains. The temperature is
>now typically about 30F when I leave home in the morning. The biggest
>problem is keeping hands and feet warm. At 30F ski mittens and Thermax
>cycling socks over wool cycling socks make things tolerable, though the
>thumbs do get a bit cold. In the low to mid 20s F, though, I don't
>think this will be adequate. What do other list members do for hands
>and feet for subfreezing commuting/ winter training. I guy you CA guys
>don't have this problem much.
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>Regards,
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>Jerry Moos
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Craig Young
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