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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    I've been having the same issue and I googled it. It has to do with the inability of the battery to do all the science stuff required to power your phone in the cold. Below a certain temperature those chemical reactions are just not possible.

    So your best bet is to use a hand warmer to keep it warm or something similar. I find keeping my phone in the pocket closest to my body usually works during my commute but the hand warmer is necessary for longer rides (and pack a few for when the first one runs out during really long rides). Otherwise, turn it off and leave it off until it is fully warmed up, which can take an hour or more sometimes.

    The best part is if your phone dies in the cold and you later turn it on after it warms up you can watch your battery magically charge from 20% to 80% in a minute or two .

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    Ha! What sorcery is this.....it magically went back to 90% as soon I got back in the car. Iíll try the hand warmers on the next ride. Thanks

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    I know spring will (hopefully) be here soon, but good article on cold weather gear:

    https://pelotonmagazine.com/gear/zer...-polar-vortex/

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    I've never put on a pair of bib tights. And I'm okay with that.

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    Bumping for new riders.

    Also: Merino everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickey7 View Post
    I've never put on a pair of bib tights. And I'm okay with that.
    Theyíre pretty great if youíre riding really long distances. Iím mostly in the wearing regular clothes camp except when itís hot or Iím riding more than 10 miles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by secstate View Post
    Bumping for new riders.

    Also: Merino everything.
    Definitely merino everything. Thick wool hiking socks are a good first purchase. If I could turn back time I would have bought bar mitts my first year of winter riding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Definitely merino everything. Thick wool hiking socks are a good first purchase. If I could turn back time I would have bought bar mitts my first year of winter riding.


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    Bar mitts! Seriously, decades of not using them, then bought them and got one use* out of them before our too-early spring, but that one use was a real eye opener. I have poor hand circulation, and that was the first time riding in the low- to mid-20s where I did not have any problems.

    I was always nervous I'd wreck the bike using them. I did forget and jerked the handlebars once, but I imagine I'll get used to them and not do that.

    *Wore lobster gloves underneath them, and they did fit (XLs)

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    Bar Mitts are the Bomb for surviving Freezing Saddles!!!




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    I couldn't agree more, Boomer.

    I can wear thin gloves when using the bar mitts because my hands stay so warm.

    I will pull one hand out at a time to air it out during the course of a ride because my hands get too warm.

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