it seems colder today. it’s the kind of day when you shouldn’t really go out on the bike, not because it’s cold, but because it’s really icy. i ventured out onto the main roads in an attempt to keep the mileage up. it seemed fine. there were some glacial bits at the sides of the road, but nothing too scary in the middle.
this kind of weather is a challenge. i wear the following items:
– dhb bib longs, i think they’re roubaix, but nothing much more than that. they seem fine, although when it’s extremely cold i have been known to put bib shorts on over the top
– a buff. mine is from shutt velo and i like it very much. i am tempted by their polar buff.
– prendras sleeveless base layer, howies merino long sleeve base layer, merino cycling jersey, commuting jacket
– merino skullcap for under helmet
i think that’s about it. generally, i’d recommend the above items wholeheartedly. they’ve been tested over at least 2 or 3 winters. when they wear out i buy the same again. it keeps me riding in all weathers.