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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi guys!

It's comforting to hear that there's people here who have to endure almost as harsh conditions as we have here. :wink:
But actually it does get down to -30°c in deep winter here, the bikelanes don't get plowed too often and I've got 26 km (one way) to my school.
What's nost annoying imo though, is when it's -1° and sleeting all over and I never quite managed to find a top layer that would actually keep me dry.
I agree with Mr.Bugloss that skiing base layers do their job rather well, so do skiing gloves.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Where in Finland are you ?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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A town called Kotka.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:13 pm 
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That's the warm end of Finland then.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:15 pm 
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LOL

I would go to Finland for a summer holiday in December - it's not that cold and i am hard!!!! LOLOOOOL

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Option 3. Bus :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Staying dry in sleet whilst riding a bike is a tough one to pull off.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Fair enough, it's quite warm in here, but did I forget to mention the polar bears I have to battle on my way to school?
A bus? I don't think I can let myself become that lazy...

Staying dry is an issue for sure, with many of the supposedly-breathable toplayers you end up being as soaked in the end as not wearing any. Maybe you can tell how those rapha's do their thing once the time comes. There's a problem, though: I'm not that wealthy and I'm a horrible miser, too.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:32 pm 
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I'm not that wealthy.........any more, but I'll let you know. The way the temperature is dropping I don't think sleet will be too far off.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:34 pm 
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bugloss wrote:

My purchase of Rapha may prove to be poor judgement and I'll find out soon enough.


Did you win the lottery?

Anyway I use the same base layers skiing and cycling.

I use merino base layers that are non cycling.

I first bought icebreaker stuff when I spent a winter in nz.

I am still using stuff I bought there 10 years ago.

I have loads of icebreaker items and recommend them highly.


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