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Old 10-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #473
TraumaQueen
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Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Sudden Valley
Oddometer: 452
no more cold legs

Here's a trick I learned from my riding buddy:

I have a Gerbing's jacket liner and gloves, plus heated grips, so my top parts stay pretty comfortable when the temps start dropping. But my legs get numb and the liners made for my textile pants (First Gear and Olympia) are just so-so for keeping heat in.

I picked up some Pearl Izumi running tights (http://www.rei.com/search?query=amfib). On sale, they were still over $100, but they are the most comfortable, windproof, water-resistant drawers I have ever owned. This was a great investment, in my opinion.

I'm not petite by any stretch of the imagination; I found the men's sizes are quite generous AND long enough to cover my ankles.

Plus they are not so bulky that I can't move, which is what happens when I layer.

I live in MN and ride year-around, so I feel somewhat qualified to make a judgment about this subject.




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