"Well to back up Copenhagenize (2011 at least), it sucks to ride here.
I took a bike with me on a rock tour around a decent chunk of the nation a few years ago and I would say that, among other places, Portland, Seattle, Austin, Philadelphia, San…"
"It's probably worth noting that for someone really looking for warmth, sorting through insulation levels may be worth your time. 3M's Thinsulate product has a very large percentage of the market. The insulation is sold in different…"
"For Science, I replaced my synthetic microweight layer with wool this morning.
Now it's Smartwool microweight wool liners, under Pearl Izumi synthetic mid-weight thermal gloves, under Giro Lobster Claws = agressive LFP…"
"NOTE: For those who run cold/have chronic probs w/cold extremities...
Cayenne Powder!!... In pill/capsule form.
take w/ water. no burn.
Works! You can get it at health food stores, etc
dr mambohead gettin' all homeopathic up in here
"I sewed up two little reusable handwarmers with cotton fabric and rice to fill them. Heated them up in the microwave for only 30 seconds and put them inside some wool mittens. They started out hot and were still nicely warm…"
"Backup plan is the regular three-season tech gloves I have inside a 20-year-old pair of purple patagonia ski mittens with the fleece/velcro lining pulled out - just reunited with them recently and thought they might be perfect.
"Someone somewhere mentioned home-made microwaveable hand warmers. As I was trying to find out exactly how much garbage results from the disposable hand warmers, I found simple instructions for making reusable handwarmers with cotton fabric…"
"Ok, with the bar mitts, it looks like it'd be hard/impossible to change gears on my bar-end shifters while riding. Anyone notice a problem with that? Plus, you'd have to ride in the drops the whole time - not great for city ridin'...…"
"Glad to see this thread back! I have been mulling over a new year of cold hands and responding thus far by not riding as much. I can always tell who doesn't really have cold hand issues by who is saying "I've only used the liners all…"
"I picked up some Specialized sub zero gloves on sale this year, and they are REALLY warm. on my 10.5 mile commute I have used only the liners so far, which have those cellphone fingertips AND are windproof. I tried to wear the WATERPROOF…"
"i saved my old wintwer issue motorcycle gloves from years ago and they work just fine. Check any online motorcycle store and look for details you like. mine are super long and have a strap going across the top of the hand that's just…"
I am an audio engineer by trade. I was sort of "born again" about a year ago from a spring/summer mountain/city bike rider to a kind of mad bike nut. I keep a blog with tales of my exploits as an amateur mechanic/fixer upper of bikes for myself and friends. I am hoping to get into some more long distance riding in 2009.
My other websites (myspace, facebook, blogs, etc.):
hopefully ill post the map sometime this week. i hate maps though so i always procrastinate. basically the route is flat, and urban at both ends with rural wi in between. i can also let ya know approximate stop off points good for resting.
If I dont post it in the thread soon then remind me!
Hey...looks like youmade the ride Saturday...I wanted to join but had a conflict. I'm curious as to how long a ride it was. I'd like to join a future ride but want to make sure I can handle it! Thanks, -Ron