Cycling in Winter

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Re: Cycling in Winter - Bumped

Postby flashpixx » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:41 pm

I thought this thread was very informative and as that time of year is approaching (although not in Perth it seems) thought it was worth bumping instead of starting a new one.

As a sufferer of Male menopause complete with hot flushes :oops: long compression garments (top and bottom) with jersey, cycling shorts and modesty shorts does the trick. I've not ridden in the rain (never rains here anyhoo) :lol:


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Re: Cycling in Winter

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:22 pm

FOr Perth:

I ride every workign day all year and ahve for several years. Gives me some insight,though I am on a slower vehicle.

HeadSock (not balaclava, those things moe like a stetchy pipe of fabric), head lights (incl rear), spray jacket, wet cover (pancho in my case), socks, gloves and a pair of light skins sort of things OVER the bike shorts so they can coem off.

The gloves, headsock and jacket come off well before I am fnished. It is a simple matter to put both of these in the spray jackets pockets and the spray jacket itself eventually winds up being tied around my waist. The only time I need to fart around with the backpack therefore is if it buckets down and I need to get to the pancho.
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Re: Cycling in Winter

Postby Mububban » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:13 pm

Good reading, I'm about to enter my first Perth winter and plan to keep commuting my usual 2-3 days as much as possible. I don't plan on riding in serious rain but will go if the forecast is only light. My arsenal of gear I've accumulated over the years includes:

- arm warmer sleeves
- Goretex windbreaker vest
- leggings (rowr)
- rain jacket
- backpack with built in rain cover

I've only got fingerless gloves, no beanie/headscarf yet, I've ordered two additional rear lights and will shortly buy some more front flashers to go with my front light ( start my commute at 6:45am).

I'm planning on buying some mudguards. I currently use Lake casual style bike shoes with recessed SPD cleats. Are there any waterproof sprays that could help protect the fabric uppers from getting too soaked?
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