"How do you stay warm?"
"What do you wear?"
"Are you nuts?!"
|Edworthy Park, Calgary|
Staying warm is not as big a deal as many might think. While riding in temperatures below -20c present bigger challenges, anything warmer than that doesn't require much in the way of special preparations.
For 0c down to about -15c most people will find that simply adding another layer to what they normally wear in cold weather is enough. It goes without saying that good gloves, a scarf or neckwarmer, and warm headwear are mandatory in the wintertime. It's very possible to be very comfortable in cold conditions - in fact, the biggest challenge is often over heating.
|Double sundog rainbow man! Whoa dude!|
|Winter cyclechic, 'Berta style!|
Starting at the bottom and working up -
- 45nrth Fasterkatt winter cycling boots
- Hot Chilly's knee high wool ski socks
- cycling bibshorts
- Levis Commuter 511 jeans
- Ibex Woolies 150 long johns
- Mission Workshop Sanction Backpack
- Ibex Woolies 150 Long sleeve tshirt
- BikeBike mid-weight lond sleeve wool jersey
- Ibex WoolAire Jacket
- Louis Garneau Lobster style gloves
- Buff "poler" neck warmer
- Ibex wool beanie
- Lazer helmet
After arriving at work I simply peeled off the wool long john's and changed into my work shirt and shoes.
What do you find is the key to enjoyable winter cycling for you?