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theBlob

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Sep 28, 2011
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So I was cycling this morning with Mlac Peek and my nob went numb in the cold. I commented on the fact, and to my surprise Mlac peek informed me that he was sporting a nob sock on that his wife had hand knitted!!!

My initial response was WTF? But then as I considered the frost bite that my nob was currently enduring I changed my tune to that being a fine idea, unfortunately my wife doesn't knit. But maybe I can get a woolen sock to roll red hot chilli peppers style on these cold mornings. Anyone else roll with a dick sock like Mlac Peek?
 

Half-Fast Mike

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May 22, 2007
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Have you considered using an actual wool sock?

Alternatively...

 

Musashi13

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I sometimes see lost or abandoned baby socks around on the pavement, I'll save one for you next time there's one about.
 

jdd

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A lightweight buff or other neck-warmer works fine as stuffing. (avoid drawstrings) Maybe an extra skull cap. And you don't have to explain what those are to anyone...! :)

For extra wind blocking, add a plastic bag as you'd get with some beer/onigiri at a combini. <-even alone, that will help
 
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GSAstuto

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HTFU and embrocate that dog!
 

kiwisimon

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Explains the Aussie. "Is that a kangaroo paw in your shorts or are you just pleased to see me" saying.
 

GSAstuto

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Why not just double bag for the winter? But that not being said, check on Etsy. There are some interesting handmade items in that vein. Personally I don't like the added bulk and prefer to use a dance belt or similar as it doesn't put cloth wear the chamois is supposed to be.
 

Edogawakikkoman

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Needed the old ski jacket today...forgot to rug up. The mercury was showing minus when I got into the bath...
 

kiwisimon

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I have never had this problem, I use my gut as a wind shield, however this morning it was about -7 and heading back home into a headwind I had the displeasure of Chill Bill( Bill being Willy's nickname). Last time I go jogging with a cotton pair of sweatpants in cold weather.
 

joewein

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Oct 25, 2011
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On the final December ride at the Arakawa I also had this problem, but heattech (Uniqlo) long johns + briefs solved it for me.
 
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