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However, I will have to face it should I wish to continue commuting in a week and a bit.
So my question is, how the hell do you stay warm. What are you guys wearing.
On the top i'm thinking jersey, windproof vest, windproof jacket and beanie. For the bottom bike shorts and possibly thermals over the top?
Grateful if you could let me know what your wearing and if i'm missing an essential piece of gear.
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Thermal long bib
singlet +/- merino singlet
that only when its really cold though, you have to rip off layers pretty quick if its a longer ride.
As i said, i only have a short commute at 0630. I tend to chicken out and not go for a rec ride too early so i dont have to use so many layers!
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Depending on the temperatureanIs conditions, I wear a combination of: merino beanie, polypropylene thermal baselayer, jersey, windstopper jacket, gillet or rain shell on top; bib knicks, knee or leg warmers and polypro thermals, warm socks and thick neoprene shoe covers.
I also have two pairs of full-finger gloves - thin thermal inners and Kathmandu windstopper gloves; if it's really cold I wear both, or just the outers if it's above zero.
Nomally I end up removing at least one layer ten minutes or so into the ride and my base layer will be sweaty by the end of the ride. I could use something to keep the wind chill off my face and cosier socks for really cold mornings. The worst part is lugging all the extraneous stuff home in the evening
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Usually roll down arm warmer when I get warmer. Other that that, this setup gets me through the winter so far.
Commute though, I swap gillet with a 2XU jacket.
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If I was on the road bike I guess I'd reconsider my choices but mostly layering works well.
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