Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 26 to 30 of 30
  1. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    6
    If you're not cold for the first 5 to 10 minutes, you're over dressed.

  2. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,322
    Did 12 miles at 42F this morning. Worst that I had was sub 32F a few weeks back. Beats the snot out of the -20F that I had in chicago.

    I recommend the following:
    Long fingered gloves. Duh. But I wear the short ones in the summer.
    Head cap. most of your heat escapes through your head.
    Arm warmers. These can be taken off once you get warm.
    Vest with a vent. I have a pearl izumu that is windbreaker in the front and mesh in the back (where you will get hot)
    Sleeveless lower layer.

    I often wear a long sleeve lower layer with a regular jersey on top.

    The key to texas is wearing layers and taking them off as you get warmed up. However a smart guy once told me that if you aren't cold for the first 15 minutes, you're overdressed.
    Austin Mountain Biking and worldwide travel pictures:

    http://www.austinbike.com

  3. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    4
    I grew up in the northeast and dealt with cold up there. I've found that having full finger gloves and a light jacket works good down here. I rode the other day when it was in the 30's and had a long sleeve jersey with a light jacket and that worked good. I wore shorts and double socks cause my shoes are summer shoes. Also having a balaclava is nice to have when it's cold out so the air you breathe in is a little warmer.

  4. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bloodyknee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,060
    I have a Dakine Apex hydration pack that I use in the winter. It's larger than my Mule and easier to pack the extra layers or store layers I'm taking off without the pack feeling like a stuffed sausage on my back.

    Taking extra stuff is great because you can dress where you are cold and if you don't warm up in 10 minutes you can add a layer.

  5. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    40
    Shorts: my legs warm up just fine in 5 minutes, and a light breathable hoody. That's all I wear for temps down to 50ish.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. Lindsey Park Tyler Texas MTB Riding
    By HAL 9000 in forum Texas
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-16-2013, 12:02 PM
  2. Winter Riding....?
    By FlakoGT in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-02-2013, 09:19 PM
  3. Winter Riding
    By heyyall in forum Videos and POV Cameras
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-26-2013, 10:13 PM
  4. Texas Riding Go Pro
    By raycje5 in forum Videos and POV Cameras
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-05-2011, 08:21 AM
  5. East Texas/Pineywoods riding
    By NateHawk in forum Texas
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-31-2011, 12:38 PM

Posting Permissions

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