Most cycling enthusiast have been there. Early Spring or late Fallwhen the temps are cool or even cold ou head out on a ride only to have the sun pop out in the middle of the ride and raise the temperature by a20 degrees. Typically, this weather makes for great rides but dressing for them can be a challenge.
Often the biggest challenge is avoiding the dreaded popsicle toes.
Yes, neoprene shoe covers are great for keeping toes warm. y 20-degree temperature swing theyre going to be too warm. When 65 degrees and the sun is shining for th of your ride do you let your feet suffer in the micro-saunas attached to the end of each leg or do you take the shoe covers off?
If you take them off, where do you put them heyre not the easiest items to roll up and put in a jersey pocket, especially if you have already filled those pockets with arm warmersa vest or jacket.
Here is an old school trick. When you know itgoing to get warmer as your ride goes along but you don’t want your toes to turn into popsicles the first hour or so…put them in a baggie. Yep, a good old fashion plastic sandwich bag.
Thin, lightweight, windresistant, even waterresistant for rainy days and disposable. If it gets too warm as the sun comes up you can simply slip your foot out of your shoe and quickly remove the baggie and stuff it in your jersey pocket or toss into a garbage can.
Pick your favorite pair of cycling socks, like the Fusion PWR Cycling CLX Sock, and put them on. Next get twoone for each foot. et . Place the baggie over your socked foot and slip your foot into the cycling shoe. It may feel weird at first. However, by the time you clip in and take pedal strokes you will forget you even have sandwich bags on your feet. Final step, enjoy endless miles with comfy toes.