[BVC-CHAT] 2nd Saturday Ride
cmenzel at tamu.edu
Sun Mar 15 18:33:59 CDT 2009
On Mar 15, 2009, at 6:20 PM, Brett wrote:
> Used plastic grocery bags over the socks work great as foot warmers,
> too. Put them on and then cut off the excess.
That does work surprisingly well, but for me grocery bags are only
good for a couple of hours and my socks are soaking wet at the end of
the ride. Also, with the grocery bag method, my toes never actually
feel *warm* the way they do with the toe warmers, just not freezing
cold. There's probably something environmentally horrible and
unsustainable about the chemical warmers, but given that you use them
around here about twice a year, I think it's justifiable (at least,
that's my rationalization and I'm stickin' to it!). And my wife has
gotten us in the habit of bringing our own cloth bags to the store, so
we're out of plastic grocery bags anyway! :-)
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Christopher Menzel
> <cmenzel at tamu.edu> wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2009, at 2:29 PM, Marvin DuBois wrote:
> I believe the weather was bad,...
> Actually I thought the weather was really nice for riding
> yesterday! The key to enjoying yourself in 40 degrees, of course,
> is good cold weather gear. I myself was wearing five (relatively
> thin) layers on top as well as full-length leg warmers over knee
> warmers. But I must also sing praises to those amazing little
> chemical toe warmers you can get from Academy (http://tinyurl.com/d4ehj7
> ). They are rounded to fit toward the front of your shoe and are
> very flat, so you can wear them comfortably with a reasonably thick
> sock. I slapped in a couple before yesterday's ride and my toes
> were toasty for the entire four hours I was out.
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