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I bike year round in Minnesota where it is often below 0 Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius). A balaclava is a must. Use Shea butter on your nose. If it is very sunny, you can get sunburned. If you are a male, don't shave so much. Wear goggles or safety glasses to protect your eyes from the cold wind. By the way, I consider 0 degrees Celsius quite warm.


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I use Mixa (facial cream) for winter sports (not just biking in winter). It's great every way -- for general protection of the skin in cold temperatures, as well as reducing the occasional red effect. I wear a thin cap under the helmet also, clear glasses shaped to the face, and a generous neckscarf. That way, exposure to the elements is minimal. (I'd go ...


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You can't really wear anything to solve the problem you are describing. If your face was cold, I'd recommend you purchase some sort of mask, however, that isn't your stated problem. When you exercise you generate heat, your body tries to channel that away by dilating blood vessels and sending that heat to the surface (your cheeks) where it can radiate ...


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I am a minimalist, non-Lycra advocate and also a cross country skier. What I've learned over 30+ years is that people tend to initially overdress when starting out on aerobic activity. I decide what to wear by what is comfortable for the weather at hand, and then remove one layer. Or, If I'm a little chilled or uncomfortable to start out, I figure I'm ...


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Pro-teams wear high performance race garments. The last thing a pro-rider wants is to have to wear a jacket which flaps in the wind as this will only serve to slow them down. So not only must the garment be functional - it must be race-cut to a close fitting with no excess material. When the weather turns foul - the favourite of the peloton is the Castelli ...


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For the question you actually ask, about team riders, the answer is that its a personal thing. Keep in mind, though, with a pro rider (any sponsored rider, in fact) that there may be contractual things which require/prevent them from wearing certain things. The range of kit available to them will depend on the depth of the sponsor's pockets. Someone like ...


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I think pro riders wear jerseys. That being said, I usually think about ventilation. Throat and the joints like fingers, knees - get high insulation via scarf, gloves, soft kneepads. The core of the body - which produces a lot of heat - (chest, back)is well ventilated via airflow from the neck of my anorak to the wide opening on the bottom i.e. I don't ...



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