Muni Clothing Choices

When the weather starts getting cooler it seems I never feel confident about what I should wear when I go for a muni ride.

In hot weather I really have little choice.  The most minimal clothing that's practical is shorts and a short sleeve shirt.

So I have decided to make a list of comments to guide me in the future.

TemperatureDateStyleComment
50°F (10°C)2012-10-07muniTop: long sleeve poly over short sleeve poly.
Bottom: poly shorts
Result: remove long sleeve after 10 minutes
50°F (10°C)2011-04-09muniTop: long sleeve poly over short sleeve poly
Bottom: poly shorts
Result: remove long sleeve after 10 minutes
50°F (10°C)2011-10-30muniTop: short sleeve poly
Bottom: poly shorts
Result: cold at first but after about 10 minutes I felt ok. Any colder and I think I'll wear long sleeves, at least to start.
47°F (8°C)2013-03-30road, light muniTop: long sleeve poly over short sleeve poly
Bottom: poly shorts
Result: Perfect.
44°F (7°C)2013-04-14road, light muniTop: long sleeve poly over short sleeve poly
Bottom: poly shorts
Hands: thin cotton knit gloves
Result: chilly start, but warmed up fine
42°F (6°C)2012-10-11muniTop: long sleeve poly over short sleeve poly
Bottom: poly shorts
Result: chilly start, perfect otherwise. try thin gloves next time.
42°F (6°C)2013-11-07road, light muniTop: long sleeve poly over short sleeve poly
Bottom: poly shorts
Result: chilly start. I was sure I'd be cold, especially because I wasn't wind-proof, but I really did warm up. Thin gloves helped.
39°F (4°C)2012-10-17muniTop: long sleeve poly over short sleeve poly
Bottom: poly shorts
Hands: fleece gloves
Result: chilly start, perfect otherwise.
35°F (2°C)2011-02-13roadTop: long sleeve poly shirt, light nylon jacket
Bottom: thin poly long underwear, thin nylon cargo pants
Result: unzipped jacket
31°F (-1°C)2010-12-29pathTop: long sleeve poly undershirt, long sleeve poly, light nylon jacket
Bottom: poly long underwear, thin nylon cargo pants
Hands: fleece gloves
Result: removed gloves in first few miles, unzipped my jacket before halfway mark. Generally I was comfortable, but I was a bit hot by the end.
25°F (-4°C)2013-01-27path/roadTop: long sleeve poly undershirt, long sleeve poly, light nylon jacket
Bottom: poly long underwear, thin nylon cargo pants
Hands: ski gloves
Head: thin balaclava
Result: removed gloves after several miles. Generally I was comfortable, but I was a bit hot when pushing through snow.
25°F (-4°C)2013-02-03muniTop: long sleeve poly undershirt, long sleeve poly, light nylon jacket
Bottom: poly long underwear, thin nylon cargo pants
Hands: thin cotton knit gloves
Head: thin balaclava
Result: Hot at times, as expected riding muni. Kept everything on.
20°F (-7°C)2013-02-06road/muniTop: long sleeve poly undershirt, long sleeve poly, light nylon jacket
Bottom: poly long underwear, thin nylon cargo pants
Hands: ski gloves
Head: thin balaclava
Feet: Warm hiking socks, usual muni/hiking shoes
Result: Ideal temperature. Toes got way too cold on return trip.
14°F (-10°C)2014-01-26road/muniTop: long sleeve poly undershirt, long sleeve poly, light nylon jacket
Bottom: padded cycling shorts, poly long underwear, thin nylon cargo pants
Hands: ski mittens
Head: thin balaclava
Feet: Warm hiking socks, winter hiking boots
Result: Ideal temperature. No cold issues.  Mittens a bit sweaty, but warm.

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