After a pretty flawed week of riding in the bitter cold and high winds through the mean streets of The Minneapolis, I think I'm starting to get together a nice grip on riding gear.
During the past week if my feet or toes weren't burning and/or numb from the frigid cold, my face/nose & ears were... if not them, it was my hands and fingers.
Finally tonight, and perhaps it was that the winds were a touch less harsh, I was able to put in a decent ride [2.5 hours after dark] of 27.43 miles.
Hands were toasty to the point of dripping sweat ~Military Surplus Shooter Mittens.
Head & Face also toasty ~Riv woolie-beanie and wool balaclava.
Torso, never really experienced much trouble here prior ~wool shirt, t-shirt, fleece vest, fleece jacket, REI windshell.
Legs were solid ~cycling shorts, wool tights, Riv MUSA pants.
Feets stayed very warm with a couple moments of coldness that were easily remedied with Bob Brown's suggestion [from a phone call earlier today] to get off my steed and walk for a bit when my pups started colding up ~SmartWool socks, Keen BlackComb boots and Boot Glove Alpine.
I would like to get it down to a single jacket but that's probably asking too much [without going to some ultra-bulky K2 style parka].
Keep Ridin'... Always