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<p>Once again I turn to you for help!  I am doing the Great Ghost Rider Ramble in IN this Saturday (anyone else??).  My distance, 50M, starts at 9:30am.  The high for the day is supposed to be 64.  If I were running I would be good to go.  However, I am feeling a bit out of sorts on the bike.</p>
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<p>Is this tights and jacket weather?  I don't usually wear bike gloves.  Would this be a good day to start? </p>
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<p>Any help would be greatly appreciated!</p>
 

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<p>You will need to dress slightly warmer than you would for a run.  I'd probably go tights or leg warmers.  Long sleeve jersey with zipper.  Light weight jacket.  You probably won't need them, but light weight gloves wouldn't be bad to keep in a pocket.  Oh, and remember a hanky unless you wanna be blowing snot rockets.</p>
 

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<p>assuming it's say 55 at start and will warm into low 60's, I'd wear arm warmers, knee warmers, light gloves or no gloves and a nylon vest and figure I'd finish with the vest and gloves stuffed in my jersey. Any chance of rain put a plastic or nylon rain jacket in your jersey pocket.</p>
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<p>If it's real damp or windy, add a layer like a wicking top or second jersey and even a light hat if it's quite rainy.  I like a wool jersey for that type of weather, it keep you warm when wet and isn't too hot when it warms up.</p>
 

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<p>I tend to not wear a hat until it gets below about 40*.  Even though my helmet is adjustable, it never fits right with a hat.  Just a personal preference!</p>
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<p>Also, I tend to wear a base layer that is skin tight.  I think it holds in heat better.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>4boysmom</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70393/what-to-wear-in-cooler-temps#post_1950434"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I tend to not wear a hat until it gets below about 40*.  Even though my helmet is adjustable, it never fits right with a hat.  Just a personal preference!</p>
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<p>Also, I tend to wear a base layer that is skin tight.  I think it holds in heat better.</p>
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I have some old helmets that I keep around just for winter use.  I remove a couple of pads so the helmet fits over my various nanook of the north hats.  I have a lot of friends who just skip the helmets in the winter but I try to set an example for my kids.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the suggestions!  This will be my longest ride so far and I am really excited.</p>
 
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