It was about 39 degrees and I wore my medium gloves - why not the warmest, I am not sure what I am waiting for - , a headband under my helmet, bike shorts with pants over them, short sleeve tech shirt, sweatshirt, down vest and light reflective bike jacket. I did not wear my new toe things - again I don't know what I am waiting for.
I only planned to get in ten miles as there wasn't a lot of time. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride in spite of the cold. For the most part different parts of me were cold at different times. I got an instant ice cream headache as the first part of the ride was downhill. Then it was my fingers. Both of those went away and I remember thinking my toes weren't cold at all. My legs felt cold but that also went away. By the time I turned around I was noticing my toes and those never warmed up again although they weren't killing me.
When I got home and got my shoes off my toes were very bright red!! It was foolish of me to not wear the toe things. When I went to check the temperature it was 29 degrees. Oops. No wonder I saw a thin sheet of ice on the beaver pond.
Sorry for the gross about to fall off toenail.
How cold will you ride in? What do you wear? Any good recommendations for lights? Maybe I should get the trainer set up. At this point I have more daylight hours available to me next week because of Thanksgiving so I have at least a couple more outdoor rides.