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Old 01-22-13, 14:37
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"My ‘watershed’ ride in the Gabba came on a day of near perfect conditions – a low cloud blocked most of the daylight, and emitted constant drizzle that turned to rain through the course of this 90 minute ride. The temps hovered between 10-14C degrees and the ride included a climb to 400 meters above sea level, and a 2km descent at speeds around 55-60 kph – so lots of opportunity to test heat management, wind chill, and everything in between.

I prefer to be on the warm side on my rides, so I’d layered up with the Iride Base t-shirt, covered by a Castelli breathable lightly fleeced longsleeve jersey, with the Gabba longsleeve on top. Down below I wore the Polare bibtights, and the Diluvio16 neoprene shoe covers on my feet."


See above quote from Pez Cyling. If I wore that much kit in 10-14 degrees (celsius), I'd be a dehydrated puddle of sweat after 2km. I wore less than that on my commute this morning in -2 degrees of freezing fog.
10-14 degrees C is spring time..even in the rain.
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Bridgedale winter wool hiking socks under Gaerne Inka shoes fitted slightly too big for the extra sock space. Castelli Diluvio overshoes.

Secret weapon though is probably this Craft Warm Mockneck which in appearance harks back to the HTC days Not my feet but helps with the core.



When I was a poor kid with overshoes that never helped much, I used to fit small plastic bags around my feet and that helped a lot.

On really bad days, best selection of all is a turbo session.
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