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Riding in cold weather.

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So I've been riding since August of this year and try to get as much riding as possible. It has been getting very cold here in New England. I've been riding in 50 degree weather no problem but this morning when I decided to take the bike to work, it was 30 degrees out. I decided to take the city roads instead of the highway but even through the city riding, I was very cold by the time I go to work (20 minutes). The most problematic for me is the knees getting very cold. It's been 5 hours since my ride and my knees are still cold.

How many of you ride in below freezing temps? What are your ideas on staying warm? Any thoughts or comments?
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Layers, glove liners, and a balaclava.

I took it out below freezing once. It was so miserable that I have never bothered again. Last winter I did, but I don't really go out in the high 30's anymore.

The only things that bother me in the cold are my hands. Your extremities get cold because your core body temperature drops (your body is pulling blood from your extremities to try and keep your core warm). Keep your core warm (layers), and that will happen less.

But sometimes it is, because people look at you like you're nuts :D.
that + people asking directly if i am lol

unless the cold turns to pain, i will still find it fun
Happened today at school. :D

It should be in the high 30's at 7AM when I leave for school. I'm trying to figure out if I want to take the bike.

Just wanted to say if you're going to ride in cold weather, please, please warm your tires up. I just dumped my bike two days ago due to cold roads, salt and un-warmed tires. Be safe and consider the conditions.
I've had a few close calls this season with cold roads and salt in Jersey.

I weaved around a manhole cover (just screwing around), and the front wheel slipped out on me. My sphincter ate some of the seat from that.

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