For those of you considering commuting (or those of you that already started) you're probably wondering what the heck to wear when it's 53 outside in the morning. I know I was asking myself that this morning!
Truth is, it's somewhat different for everyone. But here's what I did and my notes to myself about how well it worked.
My usual morning riding gear, trail riding shorts with liner and Sun King riding jersey. Regular riding socks.
Added to that were leg warmers, the usual stretchy Lycra type. Throw a very light windbreak over the top and put on a bike cap under my helmet. And BTW it's dark out. Full-on dark, it's time to break out all my lights and reflectors.
Temperature was 53, gusty winds to my back or left most of the ride.
RESULTS: Felt comfortable but a regular pair of riding gloves could've been nice but not needed. No shoe covers needed. Could've used the arm warmers instead of the jacket but my midsection might have chilled a bit. It's not so much the temp as the wind chill.
That's my go-to wardrobe for 50+ weather. Also keep in mind I have to ride home in 70+ weather so I can simply leave the jacket and leg warmers in the backpack.
What did YOU wear today?