I might have to update my portion of the “About Us” page—I’ve finally figured out that it doesn’t matter what you wear to cycle in the winter—as long as you have long underwear underneath. After years in the South I’d kind of forgotten it even existed, but this winter I have gotten my money’s worth out of the Cuddle Duds I bought for a trip to Sweden a few years ago. I added a pair of Marmot midweight pants to my long underwear wardrobe a couple of weeks ago (wearing them in the photo) and plan on scoring some actual wool leggings during the winter sales.
But long underwear is kind of a no-brainer. The biggest surprise is how my knee-high Zara slouch boots with a 1.5-inch heel have become my favorite commuting shoes. They keep my feet and legs warm, feel secure on the pedals and can be worn with just about anything. My coworkers must be tired of seeing them.
I realize you can’t see it, but under the coat I have on the aforementioned long underwear and the Cuddle Duds top, with an aqua sweater dress over it (a present from my aunt Kathy). Yesterday’s morning ride was a not-bad 34 degrees, and when I left in the evening it was 40.