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Avoiding the Cold Weather Road Cycling?

Old 11-05-19, 04:18 PM
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Personally I'd rather cycle in cold than hot.
And since I'm in San Diego I never have to do either!
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That bar positioning is like the inverse of @timtak.
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Old 11-05-19, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
That bar positioning is like the inverse of @timtak.
Katmit bars, and katmit saddle position too.

I have returned to my super high saddle position too (the below from 5 years ago) to save my ageing knees.

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"For a while I reduced the height of my saddle so that my feet were horizontal at their most extended position due to the advice of other kind cyclist. However, due to my poor cycling form where I push too much and do not follow the circle of the pedal sufficiently, my advanced age, and the sheer amount that I ride, my knees suffered in this more conventional foot-flat-at-the-bottom position. I was still pushing at the bottom, attempting in vain to elongate the crank, and compacting my knees with deleterious effect. Now that I am back to the above position, I am forced to be always pushing (or pulling) the pedal around, and prevented from stomping on on the crank. I am very hopeful that my knees will be okay.

I think that I may have designed this elevated saddle position partly because my knees were hurting when I started cycling due to jogging, and running, while overweight. That is why I gave up running and moved to cycling. This timtak saddle position is also, for me, the save your knees position. "

And I will soon be using my motorcycle handlebar fairings again to avoid the cold weather.

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Old 11-05-19, 09:33 PM
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Mogul and tim in one thread?!?!

Christmas came early.
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Old 11-06-19, 05:13 AM
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Mogul and tim in one thread?!?!

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...the Pinarello in its new home here as it made it with no issues or damage at all..


Aside from the handlebar being jacked?
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We are now settled into our place here in Sri lanka for the last 2 weeks and the rains are finally letting up giving to very warm and humid conditions. Where are you in Sri lanka..? We are just a few miles south of Colombo right on the Indian Ocean..here is the Pinarello in its new home here as it made it with no issues or damage at all..




That was a joke son....Sri Lanka? My "local" Y is MY Sri Lanka. Now I WISH I could be there too but I just have to slum it at my local Y, in spin class no less.

Enjoy you time there. I'm sure you will have more fun than me sitting in a dark room "sweating to the oldies."

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Old 11-22-19, 06:42 AM
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With saddle and bars at the same height, I guess that the DOGMA rider must catch quite a lot of cold wind.

I have fitted the same fairings to my LOOK, just in time for the winter chill. I find that it is only my hands and feet that get cold. My hands don't get cold if I use hand fairings.


Look with Fairings by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr
And my feet don't get cold as I am using PET bottle covers (from a 100 yen store, but similar bottle covers can be purchased online even more cheaply) on my shoes. The fact that they do not fit helps ensure that there is an insulating empty space at the toe.


Bottle and Shoe Covers by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr

Summer all year round.

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Old 11-25-19, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by timtak View Post
With saddle and bars at the same height, I guess that the DOGMA rider must catch quite a lot of cold wind.

I have fitted the same fairings to my LOOK, just in time for the winter chill. I find that it is only my hands and feet that get cold. My hands don't get cold if I use hand fairings.


Look with Fairings by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr
And my feet don't get cold as I am using PET bottle covers (from a 100 yen store, but similar bottle covers can be purchased online even more cheaply) on my shoes. The fact that they do not fit helps ensure that there is an insulating empty space at the toe.


Bottle and Shoe Covers by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr

Summer all year round.
Negative on the cold wind here with temps every day in excess of 34C up to about 38C in late afternoons...Not had the DOGMA out yet as I been riding my trek district single speed belt drive. Still not in the mood to get it dirty..
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Old 11-26-19, 06:30 AM
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Negative on the cold wind here with temps every day in excess of 34C up to about 38C in late afternoons...Not had the DOGMA out yet as I been riding my trek district single speed belt drive. Still not in the mood to get it dirty..
34C?! You mean 34F. It won't get that low for another week here yet apparently.
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At 34C I ride. At 34F I don't!
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Winter is finally setting in. We had a come snowy October, then it all melted away.
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Old 11-26-19, 02:13 PM
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At 34C I ride. At 34F I don't!
If you get some hand fairings it is pretty painless to ride even at freezing point, or as far as I can remember from last year.
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Originally Posted by timtak View Post
With saddle and bars at the same height, I guess that the DOGMA rider must catch quite a lot of cold wind.

I have fitted the same fairings to my LOOK, just in time for the winter chill. I find that it is only my hands and feet that get cold. My hands don't get cold if I use hand fairings.


Look with Fairings by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr
And my feet don't get cold as I am using PET bottle covers (from a 100 yen store, but similar bottle covers can be purchased online even more cheaply) on my shoes. The fact that they do not fit helps ensure that there is an insulating empty space at the toe.


Bottle and Shoe Covers by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr

Summer all year round.
Smart. Ive noticed that “insulating space” is key in gloves/fingerstips. I’m guessing toes are the same.
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Got some full neoprene gloves. They’re much better than even super stiff big winter gloves.

The Sweat makes your hands warm. Genius! I will invent suits to swim in cold water out of this stuff!
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Smart. Ive noticed that “insulating space” is key in gloves/fingerstips. I’m guessing toes are the same.
Yes. I have a great pair of xxl Shimano over gloves. I have patched them many times because I have not been able to find another pair with insulating space, which I don't need now that I have fairings.
Mended Glove by Timothy Takemoto, on Flickr I have long fingers.

Neoprene is good too but the sweat is a problem. I put holes in the tips for it to drip out. Too much information.

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Was scheduled to arrive back in NW ohio mid april but as it looks right now, we are on hold with all ports of entry (airports) UFN .. We are just fine hunkered down under this 24hour a day curfew UFN.....We have had no cases of virus reported in last 2 days with just over a 100 reported. They went all out and have shut the entire island down with curfew.. I am good though even with no alcohol sales indefinite..





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^^ Stay safe. You may be there another month or two.
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^^ Stay safe. You may be there another month or two.

Oh we can sure hold out no problem but unable to get on my bike and ride..! All good in this toasty weather..
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Oh we can sure hold out no problem but unable to get on my bike and ride..! All good in this toasty weather..
Time to get on Zwift.
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