Riding that extra 10 degrees colder, the thereifixedit.com edition

If the weather is just out of range of your kit but you need to get out for that ride just take a look around your home–all it takes is a little enginuity and you’ll be out the door and on the road. I’ve seen wool sweaters under a windbreaker, newspaper stuffed into the shoes and more. If you have a favorite winter hack let us know in the comments.

Today’s kludge consisted of windproofing with gaffer tape and saran wrap.

windproofing your shoe covers with gaffer tape

Just a little gaffer tape on the front of a non-windproof shoe cover will take the edge off.

saran wrap to block wind

A single sheet of saran wrap below the top two lycra layers stopped the wind without collecting too much sweat.


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Aaron Deutsch

About Aaron Deutsch

Aaron has always felt a passion for, if not a gravitational pull from, racing. Since being lured from the basketball court onto the track in 1993 he set 7 track & field records and medaled six times at the state level of competition.

He moved to the mountain bike in the late 1990s and won the Penn Cycle Buck Hill race series in 2000 in the sport class. He also placed 4th in the Subaru Cup XC race that year.

After moving to New York Aaron took up road racing and rode unattached for the first year and medaled in 2 races including a 1st place finish in the Kissena Race Series in 2007. In 2008 the Brooklyn Arches Cycling Club was formed and the results were immediate and consistent including winning the Cadence Cup Race Series in Brooklyn. He currently races with the Major Taylor Iron Riders Development Team

One thought on “Riding that extra 10 degrees colder, the thereifixedit.com edition

  1. Roger

    Or do what I do.. Stuff a newspaper down the front of your jacket. The layers keep you warm.. it breaths and absorbs moisture.. thats the way the pros rock.. Plus you have something to read at the coffee shop. Any paper will do but I am told that Ciclismo is just that much warmer

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