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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 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    I don't suffer like that, but my hands really feel the pinch in winter. That's the only part of me that feels the cold. I've tried my snowboarding gloves, Sealskinz mittens, loads of different gloves, but when the temperature drops below, say 3 degrees, my hands sting like nobody's business. I've given up buying new gloves. I read that it's to do with the cold wind blowing away the insulating layer of air, and can be remedied with something windproof (marigolds!) over insulated gloves. Anybody know if this works?
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    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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    I am NOT cycling to work in Marigolds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
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    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.
    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.

    I think I will look at motorcycling gloves, though. They seem to be the proper solution to the problem.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Rob

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    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

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    Some good hills to cycle up by clent real killers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Some good hills to cycle up by clent real killers.
    Yeh st kennels pass always kills me

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    we have a couple of little humps round here in cumbria.

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    Im starting to cycle again to work, in the cold weather should be fun!!

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    Im starting to cycle again to work, in the cold weather should be fun!!
    Had to put my winter cycling jacket on for the first time since April this morning.
    <brrrrr>
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 14th October 2013 at 03:17 PM.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Had to put my winter cycling jacket on for the first time since April this morning.
    <brrrrr>
    it's not cold yet and I am further up.

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