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Old 01-29-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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Cold weather riding

What do you guys do to block out the cold weather when track riding with your leathers?


Seeing as most leathers are vented very well, riding in the first few races of the CMRA season might make for some very cold days.


I was thinking about using my wind liner out of my old street jacket and wearing it under the leathers. Does anyone else do anything at all or what?
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:35 AM   #2
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I just wear my cold weather body armor.
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I just wear my cold weather body armor.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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Don't have any of that yet, just the heat gear stuff.
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wear a big jacket over the leathers and latex gloves under my riding gloves
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when i was on the track in 45 degrees weather this is what i did but i was kind of unprepared. i'm sure others have better ideas.

2 pairs of socks (didn't make a difference, i stripped one of them after the first session).

on my legs i wore some of the skin tight nike fit pants (same thing as under armor) and long underwear over that.

on my body i had the under armor top, long underwear shirt, and a t shirt on top of that. after 2 sessions i started getting hot because the temp had risen to the high 50's outside.

neck and face - i got a 2 dollar fleece collar that tucked into my leathers and stretched up to my chin inside my helmet.

i didn't even get a cold shiver once on the track.

i had removed all of the extra layers by lunch time though.
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Wool socks + under armour cold gear leggings and top + UA cold gear liner gloves

Same getup I use for cycling as well, works great!
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i rode the hill about 2 months ago in about 40 degree weather and was still sweating.

my vote would be just wear some kind of glove liner to keep your hands warm, screw the rest.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:38 PM   #9
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Loose fitting thermals for the legs as well as torso and one of those gator neck roll/warmer thingies. As long as my neck is protected from the wind, I'm good to go.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:48 AM   #10
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UA cold gear stuff works well.

I've also used a Columbia thin wind vest on top of my leathers to help block the wind coming in from the perforations.
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UA cold gear is worth every dollar.
Good wool socks rock and I like the light jacket over the leathers if possible as Patrick mentioned.
One other thing that works well over your leathers is a sweat shirt.
Cheap to buy and they fit tight which is what I like. No flapping in the wind.
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