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    Wink Fat biking -18C or -0 F what to wear fatbiking?

    Hi!, My Husband just bought his first fat bike (Borealis) and has been out three times and believes I'll be hooked! So I am going to try a demo bike (Borealis as well) today. The weather is -17C but feels like -25C with the wind. I'm concerned about how to dress so not too bulky of layers but if it's too cold I know it won't be any fun. Also just looking for advise if I wear a full face but also need to wear my glasses, how do you prevent fogging up? I have about 6 hours to countdown so any suggestions would be great.... also we have about 2-3 feet of snow, probably 6-10" of that is fresh powder.

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    mnbiketrailnavigator.blogspot.com

    I think below is the best blog out there for winter riding.

    MN Bike Trail Navigator: My Favorite Fatbike Accessories-Part Two

    The "my favorite fat bike accessories posts" will get you through most of your questions.

    Tons of threads on this subject on this site as well...
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    Thanks! It was a good article!

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    Howdy;

    Search this forum. There are D*O*Z*E*N*S of threads already on this topic.
    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
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    sorry, I don't see the link?

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    bahahaha a little too fast to the keyboard!!! got it!

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    XC ski pants and winter mid height hikers are awesome.

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    You need to protect your extremities WELL. Your core needs less. You need to start out a little cold, otherwise you'll overheat and sweat. Your body temp will significantly increase once you start. You can have the extra clothes you think you might need in a pack. Again, protect those extremities, pogies, big winter boots, face mask, etc. To avoid fogging, you can't have a mask that is too restrictive and you have to keep airflow going. You balance your output and speed.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Layers and aeration material are my modo, moisture is my worst enemy and I sweat like a pig so winter bike was a lot of missed and try.
    My top 3 so far: whool (not the Marinno cause its to tight), Entrant shell (Goretex is not breathable anough for me but the Gore N2S is the best but to expensive so out,) and spares clothes.
    http://www.verber.com/mark/outdoors/...athability.pdf

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    Ok you guys are awesome!!! That was awesome!!!!!I had the best time ever! It seems so sureal to be riding in deep snow and not falling over!!! I can't believe the way you just drift over the snow.... get it, drift.... ok ok.... just a little bikers high!!! Took all your advice and had extreme success! We were out in the middle of the forest and it was really quiet and snowy, the dogs loved it and so did I. Stayed pretty warm. If I get my own bike I will pick up a few extra things, otherwise hooo raaah!

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    Now you're hooked. Your husband was right!

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