Winter Weather Kit

Bike Numpty

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Pethead    pirate
02/09/2012 at 16:50

OK, I must just have really weedy arms compared to you guys! Must get in the pool/gym more than every once in a while...

02/09/2012 at 18:27

good tip on the Merino socks dooz, I bought some Sealskinz last winter but the cold gets me in the end. I agree on the ski gloves too. But when the sweat builds up the cold gets through again.
When it gets too icy I stay in the garage (on the turbo) though, most of my training has to be done early and its safer (although still as cold) in the garage than on dark icy roads.

04/09/2012 at 13:29

Hi folks - first post on this forum, but I fell foul of the winter bike ride thing last year, so thought I would post what I learned.

I went out for a ride on a distance I should have had no problems with on a frosty day. After about 6-7 miles I was realising I wasn't happy, and fortunately managed to get the bike onto the grass verge before I actually blacked out and fell off! That was the point the mobile phone came out and the wife got called, and it spooked me for a while.

I worked out two reasons for it - the first was clothing, and the suggestions above are great - I went out and bought myself something called a "base layer" that made a massive difference. But I think the big one was food - I went out more or less without any breakfast, to make an early start. I think I simply ran out of sugar with the cold and a couple of hills.

Hope that's some use!


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