Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    The wine suggestion is one that I'll strongly consider. I'm not much of a pill person so it's a better alternative. Thanks!
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    filmfan Been here awhile

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  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    So I finally got my ride in yesterday and now that I have my REI jacket (forget the model but it rocks) the only part of me that is cold is my feet. I have booties and I wear thick wool socks but my feet are still freezing.

    Suggestions ? Will something like silk and/or goretex type liners help do you think ?
  4. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    I can ride down into the teens with the winter shoes and chemical warmers. There are ones that just stick under your toes, and another that covers the footbed. Both work great. Those and booties should work for you.
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Feet sweat too. Maybe it isn't too cold, but too warm? :dunno

    I have 3 pairs of booties. From the insulated Gore booties, to the Pro Tarmac booites, to the 'Belgian' booties (ie thick socks). I'll pick which fits the weather best. :nod Oh, and keep an eye on chainlove. They're running specials on the Mavic booties with the chemical warmer pocket in em off and on.

    Me? I've got a serious case of the screw-its. Its cold (ish), windy, and overcast. Good day to not ride. :nod

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  6. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    An old team I was on, had a Russian guy who rode everywhere, any weather, around Denver Colorado. He used a larger pair of shoes in cold weather, so he could wear thick wool hiking socks. From what I could manage to understand his feet never got cold.
    I had been complaining about my feet being numb from the cold on a ride.
    He was quite the character too.
  7. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    You need an insulated, cycling boot. Take a look here and here.
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I wear booties but I like the idea of the chemical warmers. I'll get some of those and try them.

    Def not too warm :D

    Thanks, I'll take a look at those.
  9. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Could also be that the core of your body isn't warm enough. :dunno FWI've experienced, once I start to get chilly, the rest of me follows quickly. The core stays warm enough, hands and feet are never a problem.

    :dunno

    I'm no AKDuc, but I do ride outside pretty much year round

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  11. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Me too.

    :lol3
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Humph. I don't wanna hear it from you.

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  13. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    It could be that your shoes are fastened too tightly now that you're wearing thicker socks and restricting the blood flow. Try loosening the straps a bit and see if that helps.
  14. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I use plastic wrap over socks ,it's thin and keeps air off the toes. I've got huge feet and I wear mt bike shoes,so booties are hard to get on .
  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Great advice - I don't think they are too tight but I will try them a little looser to see if that's the issue.

    Might try this one too...

    Thanks :thumb
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Gore Tex socks are somewhat breathable and LOTs more expensive. ...and highly recommended for mtn biking.

    I ever tell y'all the 'ice covered mud puddle' story? If I haven't, the short short version is 'Gore Tex socks rawk.'

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  17. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Thanks Yeti. Note to self: store Saran Wrap in back of car with mtb shoes, helmet, and gloves.
  18. ducnut

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    Nah, just cram Wal-Mart bags in a corner. That's what I use.
  19. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    That crinkling sound will drive me nuts. Leaves caught betwixt the tires and frame are bad enough.:deal:D
  20. Gummee!

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    Sunday's race
    Right before the loops round the ponds.

    Water was from the bike washing station set up by the Wicked Wash guys.

    M