Page 18 of 26 FirstFirst ... 8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ... LastLast
Results 851 to 900 of 1272
  1. #851
    Professional Nerd
    Reputation: Danimal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    119
    Studded tires are on the way. This is my first winter commuting full-time, pretty pumped about it! May need to tap in to this thread's motivational abilities from time to time, though...

    Dan

  2. #852
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,820
    It's only November and I'm already sick of the extra time it takes to layer up and layer down. This could be a long cold winter.

    You'll love the studs Danimal. You'll be looking for the ice. "Just to try them out"

  3. #853
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Straz85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,348
    I've been waiting for this thread to pop back up. This will also be my first winter commuting so I'll need motivation from everyone.

  4. #854
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,826
    In case your bike gets a chill...
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  5. #855
    Frys With That, Please
    Reputation: cda 455's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    409
    I'm fitting my son for his cold-weather season riding with me:


    1) Ordering/mounting studded tires on my son's Cannondale in a couple of weeks.

    2) Ordered a Topeak front and rear fenders for his bike.

    3) Winter bib and jersey/jacket. Check

    4) Castelli Windstopper balaclava. Check

    5) Platform pedals goes on as well.



    He's excited being this is his first Fall/Winter riding with me !
    2012 Cannondale Trail SL 29ER 4

    1994 Cannondale Super V 1000

    1996 Cannondale F500 rigid-fork 69'er

    Motiv 26'er

  6. #856
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,496
    Snot rockets check 'em and seee!
    Ah got my thermal layers, one two and threee!
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

  7. #857
    Unhinged Aussie on a 29er
    Reputation: hunter006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    449
    Lately we've been getting a bit of wind here in Seattle. They recorded some gusts in my area around the 70 mph mark, which might explain why I was 160 bpm @ 9 mph. It was also pouring with rain.

    Then this happened:

  8. #858
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    6,214
    Quote Originally Posted by Kristina520 View Post
    If there's one good thing about NOVA weather, I guess it's that we don't get either extreme. It rarely gets over 100 or below about 20. In Jan-Feb I do usually miss a couple days though because it just isn't safe to ride if the streets are icy -- more because of the drivers than the streets themselves.
    Yup, guessed it again. Ever notice how you can pick out a serial spammer just from the email notification? The first clue seems to be a woman`s name incorporated into the user handle. Why do they all do that?
    Recalculating....

  9. #859
    Huckin' trails
    Reputation: David C's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    5,847
    First snow in Montreal yesterday. Not going to melt away since it's gonna stay under the freezing point for now on. So far so good with studded tires. I'm more worried about the majority of drivers who doesn't have their winter tires on yet...
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

  10. #860
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    59

    So sick of messing with booties and still having wet feet and ankles.

    Really, I'm sick of having an extra step in going out to ride and coming back in from it _period_. Am I alone in wanting a Sorel Glacier-style clipless boot that is really a boot rarher than just a high-top shoe?

  11. #861
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,820
    ^^I made the jump to winter boots this year and have been pretty happy about it. Ergo Grip. You get what you pay for and I only paid $89 so they aren't the best but a lot better than messing with booties. Back country runs 50% off sometimes. I would NOT pay the full $179 for them.

  12. #862
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    ^^ What kills me in this department is being unable to find rain pants that are long enough to cover the tops of my winter boots that aren't really boots but just high-top shoes (same shoes as bedwards). the shoes are great and waterproof, but apparently no one who makes rain pants has ever seen a human with normal sized legs. I get a gap/wet ankles, and then water runs down inside the boots, even though they seal up pretty tight around the ankle.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  13. #863
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,820
    ^^I'm pretty sure my showers pass storm pants are long enough. My Descente Shelter tights are long enough to zip outside the boots so the water at least wicks out, not in. I have long, 34" inseam, legs.

  14. #864
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BrianMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,129
    ^^ Thinking outside the box. I don't have the issue, and I don't have arm warmers, but it arm warmers are waterproof, can they cover the top of the shoe and up the leg like flashing on a roof with the pant leg over them? Sort of the overlapping shingle concept, only tubular-leg shaped.

    BrianMc

  15. #865
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    59
    BrianMc, it seems like it would work fine for the ride, but that's still one more step in a process of suiting-up and de-suiting, and one more thing to have hanging to dry and hoping will actually be comfortably dry after work/school for the ride home.

  16. #866
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    11,790
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    ^^ What kills me in this department is being unable to find rain pants that are long enough to cover the tops of my winter boots that aren't really boots but just high-top shoes (same shoes as bedwards). the shoes are great and waterproof, but apparently no one who makes rain pants has ever seen a human with normal sized legs. I get a gap/wet ankles, and then water runs down inside the boots, even though they seal up pretty tight around the ankle.
    My cycling tights are just the right length to cover the anklet, on to p of my winter boots...nice snug fit....

    It is quite a sensation to ride through an icy puddle ...feel the force of the water splashing up, but neither the cold nor the wet.

    If you are wearing full non breathable rain gear that should work just fine underneath.

  17. #867
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    I have thought about using gaiters...but I don't want to have more stuff to put on!! I do have some tights that would probably work for the shingle layer thing. I just really want rain pants that are long enough. Seems like they should be out there. I have thought about modifying a pair of rain pants with some sort of strap or loop that would hook them around the bottom of my shoe, to keep them from riding up...if I could find some long enough. I just need to try some on. Sitting and Pedaling make pants that seem plenty long turn out to be really short when you're actually using them.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  18. #868
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    11,790
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    I have thought about using gaiters...but I don't want to have more stuff to put on!! I do have some tights that would probably work for the shingle layer thing. I just really want rain pants that are long enough. Seems like they should be out there. I have thought about modifying a pair of rain pants with some sort of strap or loop that would hook them around the bottom of my shoe, to keep them from riding up...if I could find some long enough. I just need to try some on. Sitting and Pedaling make pants that seem plenty long turn out to be really short when you're actually using them.
    You sure like to complicate things...

    If you can't find and buy a pair of rain pants long enough....well that is on you.

    If they dont' have a cuff that will seal to the boot top.....well that is on you.

    Cause the solution is sitting right under your nose.

  19. #869
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    ^^ My upper lip will not help with this.

    I should also mention that I'm riding with leg warmers that are also too short to cover this gap or do the overlap thing with the top of the boot... maybe I have freakishly long legs..except I don't.

    I use shorts/leg warmers under the rain pants for easy laundry... I can go a long time between leg warmer washings, and can swap the shorts out every couple days... I only have one pair of nice winter tights. Maybe I need a few more pairs...
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  20. #870
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    11,790
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    I should also mention that I'm riding with leg warmers that are also too short to cover this gap or do the overlap thing with the top of the boot... maybe I have freakishly long legs..except I don't.

    I use shorts/leg warmers under the rain pants for easy laundry... I can go a long time between leg warmer washings, and can swap the shorts out every couple days... I only have one pair of nice winter tights. Maybe I need a few more pairs...
    Good thought

    I have at least four pairs, two are mediums, two a large...

    I use the small ones normally, but when it gets cold I will put one of the large on over top of the medium...

    I can also use the large singly they are just a littl baggier than tighter.

    The large ones are very wind and water proof front and back...

    The mediums are very wind and water proof front only....back is very breathable...

    Seems to work out for me...I don't bother with rain pants much though.

  21. #871
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    I'll put them on my Christmas list.

    My situation is also complicated by the fact that I'm a teacher, and I can't ride across campus in tights... My students just aren't mature enough to handle that. I want some of the windproof front/breatheable back tights, but I'd still have to wear baggies over them or it would be impossible to teach the next day.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  22. #872
    Ex-Clydesdale
    Reputation: Dwayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    600
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    I'll put them on my Christmas list.

    My situation is also complicated by the fact that I'm a teacher, and I can't ride across campus in tights... My students just aren't mature enough to handle that. I want some of the windproof front/breatheable back tights, but I'd still have to wear baggies over them or it would be impossible to teach the next day.
    If they have time to laugh, they have time to do extra homework. Show them that men in tights always have the last laugh.
    '94 RSBikes Stampede (commuter), '05 Prophet, '09 Scattante XRL Team, '10 Slice 4
    Retired: 97 C-DaleSuper-V, 05 C-Dale R5000

  23. #873
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    That's not the problem... It's the 20 minute conversation that would take up most of the period the next day that I just don't want to deal with.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  24. #874
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    11,790
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    That's not the problem... It's the 20 minute conversation that would take up most of the period the next day that I just don't want to deal with.
    20 minutes once a year????

    lets see some 180 days at 6 hours per day...

    0.03% of a year mmeeehhh

  25. #875
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    I wish... more like 20 minutes per period (7 period days), on the day following every day I was spotted on campus (or in public at all, really) in bike dork clothes. The awesome thing about immaturity is that something like that just never gets old.

    And it's 181 days, thankyouverymuch.

    But no big deal to throw baggies on... what I need is either some really long rain paints, really long leg warmers, or a few more pairs of tights.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  26. #876
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    6,214
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    And it's 181 days, thankyouverymuch.
    Huh? How many days in your year? We only get 365 here, so your 181 "on" days plus the 320 "off" days you get sounds like about a year and a half anywhere else

    I don`t see what that solution under your nose is, but if you`re making compromises based on high school fashion, that`s on you. To hell with the what your inmates think!
    Recalculating....

  27. #877
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    530
    Just thought I'd drop a 'HI' on this thread. As of about a month ago I have started commuting to work 3 days a week. Since I'm at 42 degrees North latitude this means that it's getting cold and I'm just starting to commute. I figure that if I can make it through the winter, I'll be ready for anything!

    Now I will have a nice bike to commute on; I started off on my POS Mongoose bike that I got in college over a decade ago. Now I've got a nice new big dummy; but I'm dreaming of a cross check.

  28. #878
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    384
    So has anyone ever tried just using a respirator mask with the filters removed? All I can find online are lunatics trying to filter out air pollution while riding. I can only assume they live in a hermetically sealed house. 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 7503/37083(AAD), Respiratory Protection, Large: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific has a downward air discharge, so your hot, humid breath is directed down and away from your glasses/goggles. Heck, you could remove the flappers from the one-way valves entirely for better air movement, though this would mean the mask is no longer useful as a filter.

    Anything fabric tends to waterlog from the humidity and then I can't easily breathe through it. I've been trying to use my other weird mask but it's more or less hopeless to wear eye protection with it as the seal at the nose is pretty bad. I can't go without anything because asthma doesn't respond well to cold air.

    The 6300DD appears to maybe also offer the downward-exhaust and is cheap enough that it might be worth it to just order one and try it out.

  29. #879
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    2,101
    CommuterBoy: rejoice. Tight nylon face, stretch back, and don't look/fit like tights, but are narrow enough to not get sucked into the chain.

    You can probably find them cheaper, but that was the easiest link for me to find.

  30. #880
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    ^^ Something like that would be cool. I do like the fit of tights though. And honestly when I wear them mountain biking, I wear baggies over them anyway...not because I'm worried I'm going to see students, but because I just don't want to do that to people

    Rodar, your math looks fine to me?


    But Bedwards, I need hooker boot advice... This morning was a good day to experiment because it was raining pretty good... I wore the tights under my rain pants, and overlapped the tights over the tops of the boots as suggested... plenty of overlap there, no worries. I was wearing short socks (nowhere near the top edge of the boots, so the boots are touching bare skin at the top couple inches)
    By the time I got to work:

    Bottom few inches of the tights: Wring-them-out wet (expected this)
    Socks: Wet. Obviously getting wet from the top down, but pretty wet all over. (???)
    Inside of boots: Wet (not as wet as the socks, but wet).
    Spare socks in waterproof trashbag in backpack with shirt and underwear: yes.

    But how is that much water getting in those boots with the overlap thing going on? I was expecting much better results.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  31. #881
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Schott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    586
    I just think that when it is raining and you are on your bike, you are going to get wet...no two ways around it. Even the best rain gear will get wet eventually. Neoprene booties won't be stretching over boots, but they do a good job for me in the snow and slush keeping pretty dry in clipless shoes or running shoes.

    One more option is gaiters. I have shorties for summer hiking, and knee high for deep snow. If you are unfamiliar, they strap under boot, clip on at toe, and cover the gap between pants and boot. Rookies wear them over the pants and it is just one more thing to look silly on campus with. Wear them under the pants, it is more effective at keeping out the rain.

    I am looking forward to my first winter of dedicated commuting here in the great north woods of NH. I have my SS track bike, Ute cargo bike, and hard tail 29 (with studded wheel set if needed), though it won't be because I also got my Necromancer this week. If none of those will cut it, I guess I could drive my car...

  32. #882
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,820
    Hey Schott, add yourself to the MTBR Commuters map. We need some more New Englanders. Sounds like a fine assortment of bikes to get you through.

  33. #883
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    Edit: This post was a hysterical comment about the giant spam post that appeared above it, but that got removed, and now it makes no sense.....
    Last edited by CommuterBoy; 12-13-2012 at 01:54 PM.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  34. #884
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    173
    CommuterBoy sounds like a personal/fashion problem, if they want to make fun of your tights just remind them that Robin Hood wore tights. And then point out all the ones wearing skinny pants.


    So any one else have problems with the cold just sapping any and all energy? It seems I have to work harder to go the same distance when it's below 45.

  35. #885
    Unhinged Aussie on a 29er
    Reputation: hunter006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    449
    Men of nobility wore higher quality, less coarse tights for practicality reasons (horseback riding) in old England; if we had shown them what we wear today, they would have thought us exceedingly rich. And if you google "Meggings", there is a push from the fashion industry to make them more mainstream in more recent days. Jeans and the like historically were also associated with the working class until more recently. Side note... but men wore heels back in the day too, also for practicality reasons.

    RE: cold sapping any and all energy, only if the wind cuts through my gear or I'm really, really underdressed over my legs and core. I have some neoprene front, breathing back pants that keep my legs warm, and wear a sturdy though not thermal jacket. I have found that if I keep my core and upper legs warm, even if I don't keep my lower legs or arms warm, I don't have the, "OMG I'm exhausted" feeling. I do have to work harder simply by virtue of blocking more wind & the clothing resisting my movement though - there's always a noticeable speed gain come March when I ditch the heavy duty clothing.

  36. #886
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    You guys are forgetting the fact that I'm the definition of awesome, and I don't care what anyone thinks because I know I'm the man

    I simply wear baggies over the tights so that the punk kids have less to talk about. Saves class time.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  37. #887
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    173
    Student: Why do you wear tights?
    Teacher: Because I can, why do you wear your girl friends skinny jeans? Now moving on. Who can tell me what yesterdays main points of discussion were?

    Its only a drawn out discussion if you let it become one.


    Not sure if it's all that, I only wear a lightweight jacket, gloves, and beanie cap. Anything more and I end up overheating until it gets down to low 30s. Thinking it might have to do with how hard it is for me to breath though when it gets that cold.

  38. #888
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,826
    Quote Originally Posted by midnightlost View Post
    ...
    Not sure if it's all that, I only wear a lightweight jacket, gloves, and beanie cap. Anything more and I end up overheating until it gets down to low 30s.
    What, no pants or tights? Now that will be a discussion.

  39. #889
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    14
    Or a night in jail.

  40. #890
    Cormac
    Reputation: cormy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    128
    last time i drove from school was after i got back from a race and it was raining, i couldnt bend over because my back was messed up, and I had a 50 gallon tupperware full of gear and crap that I didnt feel like hauling on my xtracycle along with towing my mtb. I have ridden every day this winter though . Here in CO it is unusual to get below 10 degrees F, and the snow is usually dry, with the convienience of having the bike path that occasionaly gets plowed also. I usually just rock the addidas, oakley radars, courderouys, a balaclava, a shell with some sort of down layer, and some insulated work gloves. I am usually comfortable. If the bike path is cleared (or there isnt alot of snow and I have to carry a bunch of stuff), Ill ride my Xtracycle, and If there is a bunch of snow and i dont need to carry much I will ride my singlespeed "half-fat." When I go skiing i just wear my ski helmet, pants and jacket (all shells, no insulation).




    '11 Dawes Deadeye
    '12 Niner E.M.D. 9
    '09 Giant ocr c1
    Xtracycle

  41. #891
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    6,214
    Let`s see more of that "half fat", Cormy. It`s a standard HT frame with fat fork and front wheel? And a mile worth of seat post!
    Recalculating....

  42. #892
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    173
    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    What, no pants or tights? Now that will be a discussion.
    Well jeans/cargo pants, lol, was just listing the colder weather garb. I don't wear tights, but I do have some thermal ones for if it gets down to the 20s (highly doubtful)

    Although I'm not sure my nethers would enjoy the freeballing that much.



    Nice cormy.

  43. #893
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    Blech. I need this thread today. 7 degrees (F) this morning, That's up 12 degrees from Monday's low of -4. Actually -4.5. There is snow falling this morning...I think that's the coldest I've ever seen it snow. Very rare for us in these parts to have snow when it's down below the mid 20's. Snow means clouds though, and clouds mean that there must be a warm air mass somewhere... right? The week before this was the same. The snow we got at Christmas is still here. This is getting old.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  44. #894
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    11,790
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Blech. I need this thread today. 7 degrees (F) this morning, That's up 12 degrees from Monday's low of -4. Actually -4.5. There is snow falling this morning...I think that's the coldest I've ever seen it snow. Very rare for us in these parts to have snow when it's down below the mid 20's. Snow means clouds though, and clouds mean that there must be a warm air mass somewhere... right? The week before this was the same. The snow we got at Christmas is still here. This is getting old.
    WE had a low in the pacific pumping warm air south down the eastern slopes of the Rockies temps up to 8C....

    The forecast had a cold snap down to -20C for one day then the chinook flow would take over with highs up to 8C....

    Looks like the cold snap might not happen...

    about 10 inches of snow have melted this week, roads not quite bare yet.

    See life IS good.

  45. #895
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,820
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Blech. I need this thread today. 7 degrees (F) this morning, That's up 12 degrees from Monday's low of -4. Actually -4.5. There is snow falling this morning...I think that's the coldest I've ever seen it snow. Very rare for us in these parts to have snow when it's down below the mid 20's. Snow means clouds though, and clouds mean that there must be a warm air mass somewhere... right? The week before this was the same. The snow we got at Christmas is still here. This is getting old.
    Hang in there CB! I hear you, 5F here which is about 10 degrees below comfortable for me. How are the hooker boots doing? I find them to be not that warm. Stupid design where the toes (the part that gets coldest) is a single layer of molded plastic. Otherwise they're not too bad. I'm riding my commuter with flat pedals so I'm wearing Hermon Survivors and my feet were pretty comfy this morning.

    Chin up, we'll be complaining about the heat in no time.

  46. #896
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    173
    Too cold for me there. I'm complaining about 25F, I'd have to see how my sinuses react to those lows.

  47. #897
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,826
    -8 F here this morning, and slow going, which meant my feet had enough time to get cold even in the Keen insulated boots. Everything else was warm. The goggles were not as perfect this time, some icing crept in at the top, and I took them off after the 2mi+ downhill where its coldest. A little warmup is expected this weekend, and then a high of 10F on the next commute day, Tuesday. Nice light this morning...
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  48. #898
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    Right there with you on the hooker boots Bedwards... they're good to go down to the upper teens. At these temps I'm wearing my neoprene socks with them and the toes are still numb upon arrival. They're warmer than the mtb shoes with toe covers though...

    Sweet, now we have a 'freezing fog advisory'. At least there's a little diversity.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  49. #899
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    11,790
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Right there with you on the hooker boots Bedwards... they're good to go down to the upper teens. At these temps I'm wearing my neoprene socks with them and the toes are still numb upon arrival. They're warmer than the mtb shoes with toe covers though...

    Sweet, now we have a 'freezing fog advisory'. At least there's a little diversity.
    Google Image Result for http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Shimano-SHMW81-winter-cycling-shoe-600x367.jpg

  50. #900
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,430
    I know, I know. But the hooker boots were like $60 after all the discounts they were running.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

Page 18 of 26 FirstFirst ... 8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •