What to wear riding when it’s really f***ing cold.


19 degrees is stupid cold, but ride-wise it’s do-able, despite looking like a member of a hi-viz special ops team.


  • fleece balaclava
  • ski goggles (critical)
  • underarmour cold gear compression base layer top
  • Specialized thermal soft shell jersey
  • Specialized windproof shell
  • Specialized Lobster gloves
  • Padded thermal bib tights
  • Saucony Nomad windproof pants
  • injinji toe socks
  • smartwool wool socks
  • Bontrager Mountain Race shoes
  • Pearl Izumi toe covers
  • Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier 3mm neoprene shoe covers

The rest o’ the Chainsuck crew; Yukon Cornelius and The Welshman, enjoying a respite. This was before my phone froze and died, and all picture taking stopped.