Posted by: Bike Rider | November 10, 2007

Winter cycling

(this is wrong on so many levels!)

Winter Clothing Suggestions

These items will help you thru really cold biking weather.

Shoes: Look for wind proof and water resistance shoes, like… http://www.lakecycling.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=MXZ302

Socks: Thick Wool Socks
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/ASSXXWXG

Gloves: Windproof is a must, these work well… http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.php?mode=view&pc_id=50&product_id=527525

Head: Balaclava…
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/PEAXWXYQ

Pants: Windproof front panels work well when the temps go below 28°… http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=24343&subcategory_ID=1121

Shirt: Long sleeve moister wicking types http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/DESXKSBC

Jacket: Windproof front panels and pit zips for venting when you warm up… http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=20811&subcategory_ID=1130 or http://www.ems.com/catalog/product_detail_square.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442589439&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302880004&bmUID=1194573457252

Other tips: Use Vaseline on your cheeks and ears to retain moisture and protect against windburn. A little in each nostril will reduce the likelihood of nose bleeds due to the dry air.

Frostbite:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000057.htm

Hypothermia:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000038.htm

Windchill Temperature Index Table:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/

Cold weather riding tips:
http://www.imba.com/nmbp/resources/cold_weather.html

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