Babby It's Cold Outside 15'-16'

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Todd
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(Reply to #101)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
b-roll wrote:
though I hate the disposable aspect.

Just searched on amazon and looks like they have reusable microwave versions. Not sure how well they would work. Do you have a microwave on both ends of your typical ride? You could have a set of chemical warmers in the spencer bag and use the reusable hand warmers most of the time.

I'm making my own w/ brown rice and socks, just gonna toss them into my bar mitts and make a toasty neoprene oven.

also, 1st sub 20F ride of the season.

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:43
imoscardotcom
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babby it's warm as shit out today!

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:21
lukasz
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yeaaahhhhhhhhh!

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 13:12
Blakey
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(Reply to #104)

kmcdon wrote:

I've had a peacock for decades now, gets used sparingly, maybe next winter I'll break it out again

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 16:20
kevinwulf
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(Reply to #105)

Blakey wrote:
kmcdon wrote:

I've had a peacock for decades now, gets used sparingly, maybe next winter I'll break it out again

I've got a Peacock too. Had it since the mid '80s. And I've never actually used it, cos live in Australia and I don't mind cool temps. But for some reason I can't get rid of it - just in case.

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 03:44
Lowrey'sOrgan
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Yo b-roll, I got a pair of Trash Bags Picker Mittens for those -40 days and they are seriously the business. Warmest handwear I own by far. You could also take a pair of Bar Mitts and arts n crafts some fuzzy stuff to the inside?

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 03:54
b-roll
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will look into it. Maybe some Owens Corning Pink fiberglass...

"You know it's dumb. I know it's dumb. But fuck it, I still love it."

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 21:28
emor
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I started wearing my dirty hi-viz defeet gloves this week

also started wearing my vest for the first 80% of my commute, but I peel it off on the last big hill I climb

also wearing toe covers erryday

this is about as harsh as winter got last year

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 07:31
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Yeah, it has been brutal. I haven't had to go to work, so I haven't been faced with making a decision about which conveyance to take in order to get there. Now, I will be working on Capitol Hill, and am left with no choice but to ride or take an hour long bus.

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when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 09:36
eric_ssucks
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I finally busted out the campy dayglo bibtights this week. Feels good man.

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:15
Rusty Piton
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Here's a cool article about how winter is awesome and everyone should quit complaining and go outside and have fun.
http://www.fastcompany.com/3052970/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/the-norwegian-secret-to-enjoying-a-long-winter
50f and sunny this morning. I was commuting in a t-shirt and jeans with the amazingly excellent Giro Hoxton LF gloves when I passed a dude wearing a full face balaclava, ski goggles, a bigass parka, ski pants and bigass boots. WTF I would literally die of overheating if I tried to ride a spencer in that getup even in the deepest depths of winter.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:33
blackholelectron
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Rode in to work this AM in a t-shirt, icebreaker wool hoodie, down jacket, with Belgian cap and wool sox. WAY too warm. Might not wear either outer layer for the ride home

Always-too-hot crü unite!

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:22
Goddamnit Gunther
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Always-too-hot crü checking in

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 14:28
randsome beast
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There is little doubt I get out in cold weather but let me tell you. 6 straight days of rain followed a 40 drop in temperature makes even being inside miserable. Luckily 60 mph gusts on the front end of this system blew the roads dry so everything isn't covered in ice.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 18:50
Patch
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Snow just flew in.

Fender chat: Would it be stupid to lay a line of hot glue on the edges of my fenders to reduce spray?

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 07:50
johnasavoia
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Sounds reasonable to me, do it and report back!

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 08:37
Rusty Piton
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It was cold and wet this morning and I couldn't find my trusty Ice Ninjas. Ordered two pair for $6.45 each.

Best winter spencer glove.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 15:47
Andrew_Squirrel
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I've been super satisfied with the Ninja ice on chilly/wet rides too. Best non-cycling winter cycling glove for the PNW. Your hands may get wet but at least you're warm and you can quickly wring-out the accumulated water during a stop. It's awesome to hear they work in legitimate cold weather towns too.
It's been the winter revelation this year, along with the boot/glove dryer in the garage.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 15:54
Todd
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I wanna get some full dips.

Been in the low teens all week. 6deg on monday. OOF.

Interestingly, I was way colder doing a workout at 30deg on the rode than I was commuting to work when it was 11 deg out....

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 15:55
Andrew_Squirrel
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Fred was saying this past weekend that the full dips are a little too difficult to squeeze into a fist but if its cold enough out and you have the correct bar/levers I'm sure its better than the other options available.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 15:58
that guy
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Been riding with Glacier Gloves on rainy casual/commute rides where I'm not working up a sweat. Seem to work great for that. Would never ever wear them for hard riding though.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 16:28
ICU81MI
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(Reply to #122)

Rusty Piton wrote:
It was cold and wet this morning and I couldn't find my trust Ice Ninjas. Ordered two pair for $6.45 each.

Best winter spencer glove.

Interested in these. How does sizing compare with typical spencer gloves?

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 16:37
lukasz
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I got the N9690HV in medium and I'd say that's what most people should get. Though I'm considering ordering one size up because the thumb feels a little short. They have detailed numbers on their site.

http://www.mcrsafety.com/safety-equipment/gloves/n9690hv

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 18:18
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #124)

ICU81MI wrote:
Rusty Piton wrote:
It was cold and wet this morning and I couldn't find my trust Ice Ninjas. Ordered two pair for $6.45 each.

Best winter spencer glove.

Interested in these. How does sizing compare with typical spencer gloves?

Curious too. I have long skinny bony-ass fingers and I hate baggy gloves.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 20:41
Rusty Piton
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I have big hands and thick fingers. I wear the xl.
They're cheap enough to guess at your size.
I've worn them in sub zero temps but I'm not a cold hands guy.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 21:29
Petr5
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Really? I wore them at ~5 *f and thought I was going to lose my pinkies. I'm not a cold hands guy either. I'd say their optimal down to maybe 30; awesome in the rain

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your spencer sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 04:38
randsome beast
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I remember passing on these when Fred noted they were better for the long periods of damp 40-50 F PNW weather. I could see buying them big and throwing a liner in there for colder.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 08:30
crowding
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yeah, 30-40s and raining type of winter rather than icebiking. I think their intended use case is on fishing boats.

They're sized like work gloves. The XL had some definite bagginess around my salad fingers. Didn't much like the stiffness of the dipped palm either

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 23:57
VT regularbike
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They're sizing seems to vary slightly ive bought multiple size large in normal black half dip but bought high viz full dip in the same size and they are noticeably larger. I also ordered some mediums for the wife and tried them on. They are stretchy enough to fit but probably not for riding if you need the longer cuff but I kind of want to order some mediums to use for winter work gloves. If I hate it wife has extra gloves. Will report

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:18
tamaso
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(Reply to #130)

lukasz wrote:
I got the N9690HV in medium and I'd say that's what most people should get. Though I'm considering ordering one size up because the thumb feels a little short. They have detailed numbers on their site.

http://www.mcrsafety.com/safety-equipment/gloves/n9690hv

Yeah I got these last year too, the warmth is really excellent but I kinda of agree with Squirrel / Fred re the lack of mobility, sort of hard to operate shakes in them IMO, tho the tradeoff is probably similar to anything else that'll keep you that warm.

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 07:26
jeffro
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Lakes by Jeffrey Carson, on Flickr

These are very warm. No vents, insulated, roomy fit. Pretty walkable.

I think as they break in I can get the fit more dialed. My feet were kind of swimming in them with regular thin cycling socks, which didn't feel that great when pulling up on the clipless peds on my single speed. The instep part of the upper rubs the crank arm a bit, but again, I think they'll take a better shape with use.

Warm. 26F ain't no thing in these. Found I could dress a bit lighter over the rest of my body.

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 20:23
y
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i'm pretty much in love with these:

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 20:33
jeffro
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Every LG thing I've tried ran big. What are those like compared to Shimano?

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 20:49
aerobear
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crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 21:11
y
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(Reply to #135)

jeffro wrote:
Every LG thing I've tried ran big. What are those like compared to Shimano?

pretty true to size, maybe a bit small if anything. got a size bigger so i could wear wool socks, but they're still fine with summer socks. i think they're pretty narrow, too. not sure how they compare to $HITmano.

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 22:24
lukasz
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Those look like a pair of xc ski shoes I have. Makes sense.

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:05
drwelby
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ColoRadBros and Broettes:

Winter Ralleye #2 - Pennock Pedalin' Powwow is this Sunday, Dec 13th

100ish miles, up over Pennock Pass if it's not too snowed in to posthole over, down to the Poudre canyon, beer, food, and other sustenance at the Mishawaka.

Run watcha brung.

Meet at 6:30 at the Bean Cycle in Fort Collins, roll out at 7:00.

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 22:01
iwillbe
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slightly cooler, wetter weather is bringing out all the best of the East Bay's winter cycling clothing outfits. I've seen the usual "I've only ever ridden a spencer in California" action, like full face masks and insulated tights in 55 degree weather, as well as the hot-cold-hot approach of a massive parka, thin lycra shorts, and neoprene overshoes. Of course, none of this holds a candle to the guy I saw a few years ago, pedaling gingerly along Grizzly Peak in a pair of sweatpants worn under bib shorts.

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 16:53
Andrew_Squirrel
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I can't even visualize sweatpants under bibs

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 17:01
iwillbe
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horridly lumpy, with the sweatpant leg fabric absolutely erupting out from under the bib legs' gripper bands. Chafetown, USA.

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 17:33
Andrew_Squirrel
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I'm going to have to try this at home and look in the mirror.
Will report back with pictures

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 18:20
Todd
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bought some chemical hand warmers cuz commute next week is going probably be negative degrees.

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 18:22
liquify
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Damn, Todd.
I bought a Fat Caad 1 and cobrafists, and it will be 60 in central PA in the middle of Dec.
But real talk, I haven't seen any snow this year. Some evidently fell for a half second when I was in Cinci chilling with Turp and interviewing.

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 20:37
that guy
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TIL: Fat bikes cause global warming

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:27
y
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(Reply to #145)

lukasz wrote:
Those look like a pair of xc ski shoes I have. Makes sense.

they kinda fit the same way too. they're really just a low-cut shoe with an integrated bootie. allows for maximum ankle freedom.

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 09:43
jeffro
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Supposed to be 73F here on Chrimbus Eve. This is bullshit.

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 08:56
lukasz
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I'm looovvviinnnn it.

Just the "winter" I needed. Let's see how long this lasts.

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 12:46
joy of vaping
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62F right now.

W
T
F

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 13:23
eric_ssucks
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It's 40 with wandering showers/sucker holes.

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 15:39
littletinyfish
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Been SUPER impressed with Heritage horse-riding gloves.

http://heritagegloves.com/Products.html

Well constructed and sexy as hell. The deerskin winter gloves are good around the 35-45 degree range and the deep winter gloves seem to be good for 25-35. Plus they have a zipped hand-warmer/weed pocket. Can't tell beyond that since this winter has yet to drop below that.

I love looking at my hands when wearing these things.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 15:39

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