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You ask/you answer: Does cold weather affect your concentration?

"How much does cold weather riding affect your concentration? When I go out in the freezing cold on my long commutes all I seem to think about is getting home quickly and I feel like my concentration starts to slide. I wrap us as warm as my budget allows but after an hour the cold just seeps in anyway. I'd...

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Spend as much as you can afford

You should already have some riding kit so spend as much as you can on good quality base layers that wick away moisture and keep heat in. A good balaclaver that has a thermal inner layer and waterproof outer works wonders. I've just installed heated grips and they work wonders.

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mrp192

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mrp192 says:

cold weather

As everyone seems to agree, pre-planning for the cold is the way to go. However if caught out when the temp dips unexpectedly the chap who mentioned a newspaper inside your jacket and trousers, plastic bags inside boots etc is spot on, these sort of things have helped me several times.

The last few years I've only used my bike on the not so bad days of winter but shortly a house move will see me riding everyday regardless of the weather. I'm thinking heated grips or heated gloves as due to circulation problems I need to keep my hands as warm as possible. Which is the best to go for?

 

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domster

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domster says:

mrp

Grips With muffs & either sheepskin gloves or unlined leather mitts with thin damart type gloves.

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