Have we done this yet this winter? People who wear shorts whatever the weather
Fellow cycle commuter this morning (whilst light snow was falling): big ol’ balaclava thing on this head. Great big winter jacket. Teeny tiny little lycra shorts.
He’s far from the only one either. Have seen several dog walkers in shorts too this week…
Any subscribe to this church of the frozen knees? If so please can you explain the attraction to someone who won’t even think about removing his knee warmers until the temperature hits the mid twenties 😉Posted 5 years agobikebouyMember
^^ this is a bit silly IMO ^^
I think you need to have a loooong hard look at yourself and others that you come into contact with in the Community and that with your Family, also please take into consideration the Image you are giving Cyclists everywhere on this little Planet of ours.
It’s VERY cold.
Edit:Posted 5 years ago
I don’t really want to see your nipples poking out like Skandia Wheel Nuts nor your shrivelled up appendage.
Turning this on its head, I am amazed at how much stuff a lot of riders and (generally Lady) runners wear. Do they not sweat?
I do a few 10k XC (run) events each winter and standard kit is HH top plus shorts. And yet there are people in what looks like full arctic warfare stuff at the start line as well. And they wonder why they are so hot and knackered after 20mins???? All a bit odd.
Needs link to bob a job thread!!Posted 5 years agoDufferMember
Only baggies, here. I don’t own any cycling gear that could be used to warm my legs…
I also wear only a base layer for most of the time; when it’s really cold, and i’m going downhill for any length of time, i also wear a light windproof top layer. Perhaps i’m just an unusually warm person, but if i wore any more than that while Cycling, then i’d overheat.Posted 5 years agoska-49Member
Im a shorts-ist.
Wear a thermal, tshirt, coat with some nice gloves and my legs stay warm. Build up a nice sweat regardless of temperature really.
I suppose its because I have never felt colder than doing a winter season in a summer suit (surf photography). Nothing compares to that.Posted 5 years agostupidgetMember
I’ve only ever ridden in baggy shorts.
It was -4 over Cannock at the weekend and my mate and I were wearing shorts. After a good 10 mins of cycling I’m pretty toasty so the the thought of wearing trousers just doesn’t appeal.
Base layer, long sleeved top and my Gore-Tex jacket and that’s me sorted.
😀Posted 5 years agoyunkiMember
I often see student types in shorts and even flip flops walking down the street in the winter. I don’t remember being immune to the cold when I was a student?
I think modern kids in general are just a gazillion times harder and sturdier than their weak and ailing counterparts of yesteryearPosted 5 years agorocketmanMember
On Wednesday night I rode in my usual winter baggies + knee pads + All-Marketing long socks and the only bit of exposed flesh apart from my face was a small gap between my socks and my knee pads. It was ‘kin cold.
It’s tights under the baggies for me from now on
#pfftwhatalightweightPosted 5 years ago
Maybe there is something like the swimming Channel Rules for cyclists, and you just don’t know it!
I am embracing Channel Rules for my weekly swims this year, so skimpy speedos, a swim hat and nowt else this morning for my bracing swim. -4 air temperature, 3 degrees water. I have to be honest, I did not warm up as I got going, had to drink 3 cups to tea to get back to normal afterwards.Posted 5 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Prefer baggy shorts all year; I have some longer DH shorts which have a nice lining that makes them too warm above double-figures. But I always put something on my knees to keep them warm: either 3/4 bibs underneath instead of normal liners, or just some soft knee-pads.Posted 5 years agondthorntonMember
Baggy shorts all year! – wore them this morning on my 22 mile commute (Worcester to Redditch). As mentioned above – I protect the bits that get cold which doesnt include my legs
In order of priority…..
Hands – thick Seal skin gloves
Feet – thick sox – standard road shoes – neoprene overshoes
Family Jewels – A pair of long Johns cut to match my shorts in length
torso – thermal base layer + Endura Stealth Jacket
Head – Buff bandana thing
Knee warmers – A new addition – not really required but nice and cozy
I find im ok like this for the first 80 mins – then my feet are cold for the last 10 mins.
Considering some Specialised DefrostersPosted 5 years agogonzyMember
it’s baggy shorts with lycra shorts underneath for me…Posted 5 years ago
if its really cold i’ll add a pair of tights…
i bought a pair of TLD Moto pants years ago but found them too restrictive so i stopped using them after 3 rides…
they’re for sale if anyone is interested…they’re in perfect condition, in grey, size small…thisisnotaspoonMember
I used to, if it dropped below zero I’d add a pair of ronhills under the shorts.
These days I just put roubaix longs on as soon as it drops below 10, thick socks under 5, and baggy shorts and extra knee warmers below zero.
Not so much a change in attitude to the cold, but as a student I could only afford 1 set of riding gear, now I’ve got 2 sets of good baggies, 4 matching liners, 2 sets of cheep baggies and matching liners, 3 sets of really cheep baggies, 2 sets of longs, 3 bibs, winter boots, summer shoes, flat shoes, more jerseys than i can shake a stick at, base layers, soft shells, gillets in several colours, waterproofs, about 5 pairs of gloves.
So not so much that I can’t deal with the cold, more that I can now afford not have to!Posted 5 years agotonSubscriber
riding in this morning, i wore
marmot power fleece tights
endura gridlock trousers
merino wool hiking socks
5/10 winter boots
northface summit series stretch jersey
northface apex softshell
wool sherpa style hat with earwarmers
extramities guide mountain gloves
i was comfy………. 😀Posted 5 years agotheblackmountMember
>Yeah, my legs don’t really get cold. <
Yeah, ‘course not…
But the conditions you bare legged, baggy wearing freaks are talking about are mostly flatland commutes and the like – pretty much zero consequence if things get too nippy. If we’re talking a day spent in the mountains, temps around zero, horizontal sleat, water pouring down your legs and filling your shoes then I’ll be wearing all the leg covering I can get thank you very much. Made that mistake just once going over Lochnagar – result hypothermia.Posted 5 years agodonksMember
Ok not a riding thing but last night at the dreaded Tesco’s I saw at least 5 different shoppers in shorts…two had freekin sandels or flip flops on and one was in shorts and a tee shirt….it was minus 3 or 4 at 10PM last night….whats all that about for gods sake?
I always wear my Endura trousers on the bike in really cold weather any way.Posted 5 years ago
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