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Jeans for colder riding

Postby finsout » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:49 am

I'm seeing more and more people wearing jeans for colder weather riding. Anybody on here do it? Do you just wear a chamois under them?
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Re: Jeans for colder riding

Postby Glancing Aft » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:08 am

Real men wear tights ;)

Go pick yourself up a pair. You will thank me when it's 20 degrees out. Jeans simply won't cut it. After all this is mountain biking, not a fashion show :p
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Re: Jeans for colder riding

Postby finsout » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:14 am

not big on spandex..... :D :D :D Plus once Roundtop opens I'm pretty much camped out in the halfpipe.
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Re: Jeans for colder riding

Postby knobbysideup » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:21 am

Glancing Aft wrote:Real men wear tights ;)

Go pick yourself up a pair. You will thank me when it's 20 degrees out. Jeans simply won't cut it. After all this is mountain biking, not a fashion show :p


Who rides their bike in cold weather?!? Bring on the snow!! Bring the rivers up!! I've never been uncomfortable on my board. Whether I like water when it's cold out is yet to be seen. But on my bike, I'm always freezing my damned toes off. Then there's the stuck gearing, frozen camelback, hyper-painful impact with frozen dirt, cleats that do not engage or disengage properly (ask me how I broke my ankle twice) etc..

But, alas, it beats sitting around on the sofa, and there's no lift or shuttle required! Bring out the studded tires!
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Re: Jeans for colder riding

Postby ls1der » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:24 am

Totally agree with GA. Tights are the way to go. Being cold stinks! I just cover them with a pair of technical shorts 'cause I don't dig the spandex look either. They are so effective that I wear them under jeans for cold weather motorcycle rides too.
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Re: Jeans for colder riding

Postby finsout » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:25 am

I'd switch to platform pedals if I rode in the serious cold. I would be looking at late Nov early Dec and then in March. I either surf or snowboard in the dead of winter.
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Re: Jeans for colder riding

Postby Glancing Aft » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:37 am

knobbysideup wrote:Who rides their bike in cold weather?!? Bring on the snow!!


Apparently I do! Last year between December and March I managed to put in over 1,200 miles on my bike. Riding in the winter is amazing (providing you have the right gear). I also managed to do this while still getting in 35 days of skiing, including 10 of which where in over knee deep pow in Utah, Vermont, NY, and PA 8-)

finsout,
I picked up these last winter for riding and they have been nothing but amazing, http://www.louisgarneau.com/us-en/product/305567/1487057/Shoes/0_ERGO_GRIP_SHOES
And here's to hoping for a half decent half pipe at roundtop this winter!
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Re: Jeans for colder riding

Postby finsout » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:49 am

haha. I don't hold my breath since we only ever had 1 and a half seasons of good pipes but the super pipe is gone.
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Re: Jeans for colder riding

Postby Glancing Aft » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:18 am

finsout wrote:haha. I don't hold my breath since we only ever had 1 and a half seasons of good pipes but the super pipe is gone.


Yeah, the current one sucks, but it's better than yet another jib park...
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