mmmmmm she cute. me like. me prolly buy. I keep giving my other gloves to my friend because he is ill-prepared most times.
> Lia the Raven Wrote:
> When I used to ride my bicycle 20 miles home through -5° nights in
> Maine, I wore some simple knitted gloves under some thick wool mittens,
> and that did me fine. Of course, I was going a lot slower and burning a
> lot more calories than were riding a moped...
> Eat a big taco before you ride and pedal like mad to stay warm?
It's definitely the speed that makes it bad. I find it amusing how I get to my destination and it's not really that cold i'm just a poorly optimized bag of meat aboard a rocket ship.
> Frank Cisneros Wrote:
> I'm still freezing though.
Me too. We should start a club.
All things considered, and believe you me I've spent a good amount of time thinking about this on the toilet, there are 3 things I feel are important:
A. If you can cut the wind you'll be mostly ok.
2. Layers like an onion. Ogres have layers so should you.
D. leave the 112 mph Jet engine powered blaster in the shop and ride the granny bike.
For cutting wind, I prefer a hearty burrito. I think I will invest in the hippo hands birth control mittens. They seem easy enough and will allow me to maintain my high dexterity rolls. Gloves are gonna mess you up fam. that's the way she goes. I will just have to suck it up and pretend I have nerve damage in my hands again and fumble around with my keys and helmet strap and pull start strings and whatever and generally look like a drunk asshole all the time dropping shit and cursing to myself. " no officer it's cool. I'm not wasted my hands are just extra stupid with all this extra skin. I swear". I'll probably grab some dank nasty glove liners too. Some level 10 thinsulate mumbo jumbo ya dig? should help.
It think it's most cost effective to have a pair of gloves that I would use year round and layer things over/under it when needed. I'll also mention pants here. You can't wear your stupid hipster skinny jeans. Tight pants is a bad time. I am always far more comfortable in pants that are more loose fitting. Even with holes. A pair of windbreaker pants from the MC Hammer collection may be a good investment at some point but for now I just wear some jeans from when I was fat over my other pants. A+
Remember that movie speed with the bus that cant slow down or it blows up? what a quality film. Winter mopad is just like that only kinda the complete opposite where you can't go too fast or you freeze to death. It's just like the explosion except really slow and doesn't involve any heat. Do I HEar a script for SPEED 3 being written right now?! yer damn right. I feel like when I break the 40 mph boundary my nib nobs start to ice up and my eyeballs turn to glass. That speed when your jacket colar starts a flappin' and you can really hear the wind burning your soul. So I guess i'll leave my faster bikes for nicer days. Or I could like, not go full throttle all the time. I don't think I have the willpower to do that though.
I'm still all ears for old Indian secrets like smearing your hands in whale blubber or burning black powder down your pants for heat but I think my best bet is to use some layers and block the wind. It's not even that cold here I'm just a little bitch apparently. God bless you Midwesterners