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I'll offer a couple of thoughts:

1. Do everything you can to block the wind first rather than try to hold in the heat with insulation and bulky layers. Windproof gloves and jackets mean a lot less layering, and proper riding pants make a huge difference over jeans in cold weather.

2. Heated gear is incredible, but on long rides assume your electric gear might fail and either dress accordingly or have additional clothing along. A heated gear failure in very cold weather can be dangerous and even fatal.

Jim
near Annapolis, MD
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Good advice from all. I find that handlebar muffs are great for increasing my travel distances. Mount them when the cold arrives and leave them on until Spring.

Bill Herbert
Hedgesville, WV
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
As a beginner rider, I appreciate all the information I can get about what works for others. Thank you for the great ideas for colder weather riding. Anything that allows me to ride sooner in the spring and longer in the winter is truly a gift.

Miriam March
Rock Creek, BC, Canada
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thanks for using my tips! The other ladies have great tips as well for riding in the cold. Just like Elaine, I didn't have a perfect photo showing my gear. Here is my '39 Knucklehead with my Lowbrow Customs flannel shirt that I wear under my riding jacket (also makes me easy to spot at rallies) and my Epoch Eyewear folding goggles that have an adjustable strap that enables them to fit under helmets.

These are the Viking Cycle gloves I wear that leave enough room to put the knitted ones on underneath. You can also see the open belt that I run on all of my bikes and the reasoning behind the gaiters!

Great gear makes ALL the difference!




Chris Gibbany
Harrison, AR
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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