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Women's winter biking pants suggestions
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Hello ladies,What kind of pants/layers do you wear for winter biking?I've been using a really old (10+ years) pair of pants that have a nylon outer layer and sort of a light sweatpant for the inner…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MJ E. Feb 26.

Anyone familiar with Wrightwood going east from Narragansett to California?
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Hello,I am getting ready for a new work commute, and I'm very curious about Wrightwood between Narragansett and California.  I will probably take bigger streets to go west (maybe eventually I'll…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich S Jul 30, 2014.

Key not turning in Kryptonite U-Lock
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Hello,I'm looking for ideas of why my U-lock might not be working.  First off, my bike is NOT attached to it--very, very thankfully at the point I discovered it wasn't working, I was trying to lock…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Herstein Apr 4, 2013.

Remember rules of the road CPD bike cops?
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Tonight during rush hour, I was walking up Clark Street, and three bike cops rode right on against the light through the pedestrians crossing Randolph, almost hitting my friend and I among other…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Schneider Dec 15, 2012.

 

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MJ E. replied to Mollie's discussion Women's winter biking pants suggestions
"I can look a little junky at my job so I wear men's under armour spandex pants/tights under jeans for most rides. With a windchill below 10 or so, I will wear what I guess are the spray pants others are discussing. They gave them to us to stay…"
Feb 26
Lisa Curcio 6.2mi replied to Mollie's discussion Women's winter biking pants suggestions
"I was looking at Helly Hansen at the Boat Show.  They have good stuff. Prices at Sierra Trading Post are much better, but they don't have any pants right now."
Feb 25
M G replied to Mollie's discussion Women's winter biking pants suggestions
"I snagged two Helly Hansen rain coats on Sierra Trading Post two summers ago and they are the best money I've ever spent (originally a sailing brand, but I think they do more now). I have REI rain pants I like enough, but usually stick to wool…"
Feb 25
MLK replied to Mollie's discussion Women's winter biking pants suggestions
"I'd also second sailing foul weather gear -- I use a spray top when it's slightly warmer and slightly weather, and my roommate's been using her spray pants all winter to pretty good effect. Spray gear breaks the wind, is waterproof,…"
Feb 23
Mollie replied to Mollie's discussion Women's winter biking pants suggestions
"Interesting.  Thank you for the suggestion, Lisa!  These would be a good idea for layering."
Feb 22
Lisa Curcio 6.2mi replied to Mollie's discussion Women's winter biking pants suggestions
"I wear sailing foul weather pants that breathe and are wind and water proof.  Underneath, I wear fleece tights and/or my wool work (dress) pants and/or wool leggings.  The foul weather pants are a little big on me, but they are meant to be…"
Feb 22
Mollie replied to Mollie's discussion Women's winter biking pants suggestions
"Dang, those look pretty useful, and I would never guess that they work so well (down to 0 no less) for that price.  Thanks for your recommendation, and I will definitely keep them in mind.  I also appreciate hearing what you think about…"
Feb 22
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Women's winter biking pants suggestions

Hello ladies,What kind of pants/layers do you wear for winter biking?I've been using a really old (10+ years) pair of pants that have a nylon outer layer and sort of a light sweatpant for the inner layer.  They work great for me, but they're going to kick the bucket at some point, and I'm trying to figure out with what to replace them.Considerations:My current commute is about 8 miles, and I ride down to around 20 degrees (I can't keep my hands warm enough after that).  My commute might get…See More
Feb 22
Mollie replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I'll go down to about 20 degrees in my normal commute, so I'm on the CTA this week.  I'm impressed by the cyclists who go by at Elston/Fullerton/Damen while I wait for the bus.  Shoutout to the guy in the red coat who…"
Jan 7
Mollie replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I'm going to be very sad when they all rejoin the commute on Monday.  It's been great riding these two weeks."
Jan 2
Mollie replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I do not miss the schoolbuses."
Dec 29, 2014
Mollie replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I resisted the urge to check the calendar and make sure that it is, indeed, December.  No complaints here."
Dec 23, 2014
Mollie replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"This morning's commute was beautiful!  Completely worth it, even if the evening commute turns out to be a wet one."
Dec 5, 2014
Mollie replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I rode today.  No wind = perfect.  Really didn't even need the handwarmers that I used."
Dec 2, 2014
Mollie replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Today was the perfect day to ease into winter biking for my 8 mile commute.  No wind, and I didn't have hand issues which are usually a problem.  Looking forward to biking by all the traffic on the way home."
Nov 26, 2014
Rich S replied to Mollie's discussion Anyone familiar with Wrightwood going east from Narragansett to California?
"George which is one block north of Diversey is another great east bound street but only goes as far as Cicero.  "
Jul 30, 2014

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I really enjoy the Chicago biking community.

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