General Chat Thread, Cycling to Work in General; Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx
I don't suffer like that, but my hands really feel the pinch in winter. That's the ...
26th September 2013, 12:36 PM #181
Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx
Sounds plausible, but that kind of skin covering would lead to excess sweating with nowhere for the water to go leading to potentially colder hands. If you do suffer that badly I'd suggest investing in some winter motorcycling gloves. I've had a pair of really goof Frank Thomas gloves for almost 20 years now and they are amazing in extremely cold temperatures. Don't expect them top be cheap though.
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26th September 2013, 12:38 PM #182
I am NOT cycling to work in Marigolds
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26th September 2013, 01:01 PM #183
Ah, no, I meant regular insulated gloves over your hands (as normal), and a windproof layer over the whole lot. I have tried it the wrong way round, marigolds next to the skin, then covered with gloves, and it was as horrendous as it sounds.
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
I think I will look at motorcycling gloves, though. They seem to be the proper solution to the problem.
Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 26th September 2013 at 01:02 PM.
8th October 2013, 04:36 PM #184
I wear 661 Comp gloves normally but in the winter put a thin wooly gloves under them seems to-do the trick.
I got some Aldi SPD shoes a while ago and I am finding them not great when clipped in getting pain in the front of my left foot when cycling, I did a 40 minute turbo session last night unclipped (I have flat/spd pedals) and they felt OK. Not sure how other people are getting on with them? if you have them.
8th October 2013, 04:44 PM #185
I find that a technical walking glove seems to perform well at the warmer temperature and then I change to the Aldi gloves when cold. I have cycled when the temperature registered as -9.
8th October 2013, 06:59 PM #186
supposed to get cold this week, may have to go for the winter leggins and back to my full gloves.
My computer went crazy this morning, not sure if it was interferance from the server racks was a couple of feet closer than usual.
8th October 2013, 08:18 PM #187
well my new job means my nice 20 mile round trip has come down to 5
As much as I try i dont even break a sweat anymore. So more weekend rides up clent hills and more running for me now. Brought myself a garmin GPS running watch
13th October 2013, 09:13 PM #188
Some good hills to cycle up by clent real killers.
13th October 2013, 09:14 PM #189
Yeh st kennels pass always kills me
Originally Posted by nicholab
13th October 2013, 10:18 PM #190
we have a couple of little humps round here in cumbria.
14th October 2013, 10:57 AM #191
Im starting to cycle again to work, in the cold weather should be fun!!
14th October 2013, 04:11 PM #192
Be hitting the turbo in less than 1 hour...picture of a donut on the laptop as motivation after I snaffled one down at break today
14th October 2013, 04:16 PM #193
Had to put my winter cycling jacket on for the first time since April this morning.
Originally Posted by hardtailstar
Last edited by Dos_Box; 14th October 2013 at 04:17 PM.
14th October 2013, 04:24 PM #194
Anyone got an stories of getting caught on the bike by students? had a lad on a bmx last week blaze past me screaming nice tights sir, what a rascal
14th October 2013, 11:24 PM #195
it's not cold yet and I am further up.
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