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This week in normally temperate Seattle featured record-low temps, generally in the 20s during my commute. Now that's a totally doable riding temperature, but for me, it's when cycle chic becomes cycle geek.

Yes, folks, out comes the balaclava. Under the ski helmet with the ear covers. And the puffy ski jacket. And the wool mittens. And the goggles.

Brrrrreautiful Morning Commute

What can I say? I don't like the hurting of the ears and the cheeks. Or the cold air crying. And this way, my commute is totally comfortable. In fact, I prefer a gorgeous cold clear day like this to the usually dreary wet.

Under this sexy exterior you'll find a whole lotta merino wool. No merino skivvies, though. Yet (hint, hint). Nothing beats wool for comfort in hot and cold and wet, not to mention the fact that you can wear it an absurd amount of times without stinking. Why? Because it's hygroscopic!

How're you surviving the cold?

Bob Loblaw's Globlog is sponsored by Globe Bikes, who've furnished us with a Globe Live 2 Mixte in return for a series of posts on life with their bike.

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Reader Comments (2)

We love our Bern helmets with the winter inserts-- fuzzy ear coverings! It was so worth the investment to get each of the boys his own after last year constantly dressing them in hoodies & struggling to put their helmets over their hooded heads. Gotta admit though that we each now could use ski googles. I do so much crying behind my eyeglasses on cold days & I know the fellas would be happy to have more of their faces covered.

Now instead of a balaclava, look at this amazing Etsy find. A beardaclava. Awesome!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37403292

December 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersara

Ohmigod that beardaclava is truly amazing. If it were more consistently cold here I would really have to have that.

December 31, 2009 | Registered CommenterJulian / Totcycle

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