today was really cold. i have worn some small holes in the fingertips of my winter gloves, so they didn''t work as well as they used to. really need to get crankin on those pogies... used booties for the first time, and while they are a royal pain to get on, they certainly helped a bit. i was almost entirely on the trails, so i didn't have to deal with the wind as much.
under my helmet, i wore this thin hood that they give you when you race go-karts, it hangs loosely straight down from the temples, so it covers everything really well, including the sides and back of neck. worked great.
The Black Diamond gloves are the best biking glove I've ever had. But but but, my fingers are still cold after an hour. They're not so cold that it will stop me from riding. My feet stop me from riding usually. I don't know if you can get a glove that will totally do the job.
Absolutely stay away from Pearl Izumi lobsters. Awful awful awful.
In the end, the only tried & true hand/foot remedy for this kind of weather is plastic shopping bags as liners.
I could barely stand it. Rode Basto/ Wharton State Forrest with JORBA yesterday. Rode for 3 hours 10 minutes, 17 miles on my computer with average HR 140. If we didn't have a meeting I would have done some more.
I work outdoors in the heat and the cold,...damn wind too. All the things you guys posted sound great. I do a lot of the same thing, but I don't use name brands since my work is dirty (diesel pile hammer) and flamible (welding and burning).
I go to the Goodwill and buy wool sweaters that I either wear fully, or cut the sleeves to make arm or leg warmer. I also buy silk dress shirts which make a great base layer. My polypro comes from the PJ section.
At the Scuba Divers Flea market, I by neoprene booties to wear over my sock and inside my shoe. Bags are great too, but since feet sweat; I put cornstarch in my shoe and on my feet first. Neoprene diving gloves are simply awesome although I do prefer my Lobster claws. Fleece woolies are base layers in the dry suits and make great epic ride wear.
Therefore, I'm just a very warm HoBo under that snazzy Teambulldog uniform,...hee hee .