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    What level of UA Cold Gear? It comes in four different weights with the heaviest designed for extreme cold and low activity levels such as sitting in a deer stand in Minnesota in winter. I have a pair and they are warm that I usually only wear them on low teen or single digit temp days.

    For extremely cold weather I layer a baselayer under my bike shorts which are under PI amb tights. Add mountaineering socks that stop just below the knee and it's essentially three layers. If I need more than that I probably shouldn't be out on a bike.

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    When it's really cold I break these out.

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    When it gets stupid cold out, I’ve generally just put on a pair of fleece sweats over my winter tights. It’s not as ELITE as fancy super warm winter tights but it’s a lot cheaper. Marshals and such usually has warm stuff for cheap.

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    https://www.amazon.com/4ucycling-ath...ucycling+pants

    Those over the top of your preferred fleece winter tights. My legs will sweat if I wear the combo at anything above 20.

    Watch the sizing. Its all sorts of wild. Those crazy Asians.

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    So in addition to fingers and toes, we men have one other "appendage" to concern ourselves with. Runners have dealt with this for years (called "blue tip"), and some manufacturers make running gear specifically to help. Most bicycling manufacturers make stuff for cycling "season," which doesn't coincide with Freezing Saddles, so I haven't seen anything specifically designed to address this issue.

    Most cycling shorts and tights do not stop the wind. And the wind is blowing right in the wrong place, compounding the issue. A couple of times when I used to commute to Kensington, I actually had to stop at the Starbucks it got so bad.

    So I devised a homemade solution. The YEH (Your Euphemism Here) Protector.

    I took an old, well-loved winter jacket that had lived a good life, and the back was still in good shape, and cut out this. When I discussed this with dkel, he called it a codpiece, which is pretty apt.
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    The jacket had a wool liner, which I had to sew around the edges to hold it together. I added shoelaces and velcro as shown. The jacket's shell was windblocking, which is key if your shorts, tights or other lower body wear is not.
    Here's what it looks like over biking shorts:
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    Shoelaces stick to velcro fabulously. I should have put the velcro patch higher, but the YEH Protector is meant to be worn between layers, unlike traditional codpieces, like this (pic shows shorts-YEH Protector-tights):
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    The tights serve to hold it in place along with the shoelaces.
    Here it is with biking shorts under jeans. This is what I was wearing today for my jaunt down to the C&O Canal to go ice skating:
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    When my commute was shorter, I would often ride in my street clothes, including business casual slacks, to work. In those cases I would wear the YEH Protector over my usual underwear and under my slacks. The design allows for easy removal without taking off your pants. Just unattach the shoelaces from the velcro and pull the YEH Protector straight up and out.
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    I debated whether or not to put on my rain pants over my tights this morning, and was disappointed that I didn't: first time ever I had cold knees during my commute westbound into the (admittedly quite mild) headwind. I was fine on the way home in the same outfit. I've ridden my usual not-very-special tights with the rain layer on top into single-digit polar vortices and been very comfortable in the past; my SOP will be to do so below 20 degrees from now on. I do think it would be better to have more dialed-in tights for lower temps, but I'm too lazy and cheap to shop for that when I can throw the rain layer on and feel like I'm getting a little more value out of those expensive em-effers (seriously, my tux cost less than my cycling rain gear).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    When I discussed this with dkel, he called it a codpiece, which is pretty apt.
    Please don't use my name in association with your junk or any junk-related product.

    Also get a job so you hopefully won't have enough time and energy to post detailed descriptions and pictures of your junk and homemade junk-related products.




    [OMG this is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
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    I mean, come on! I'm laughing so hard I can barely type!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Here's what it looks like over biking shorts:
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    From Steve O to Cameo. Larry Blackmon would be proud. Word up!

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    Also I just want to apologize to Tania for the sorry state in which we left her thread. She deserves better and we have all let her down.

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