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skyskier

Cold weather riding tips

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skyskier

Post up your best tips for those who are itchin' to ride, but need some inspiration. I'll go first.

1) There is no off season when you own a drysuit.

2) Glass and ice look a lot alike. Are you feelin' lucky?

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Bill_AirJunky

Drysuit, latex swimcap & Aleutian diving gloves. :rockon:

You get the best water of the year in the off season.

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Sixball

If you do not own a drysuit Take a cooler of hot water and dump it down your wet suit before and after each ride.

:plus1: on "You get the best water of the year in the off season." But don't tell anyone.

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NorCaliBu

Cold Weather Riding Tip?

Try to not fall. :yes:

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skyskier

Drysuit, latex swimcap & Aleutian diving gloves. :rockon:

You get the best water of the year in the off season.

I have always rocked the neoprene hood........until now. Just the thought of the latex swim cap makes me feel pretty

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NorCaliBu
Just the thought of the latex swim cap makes me feel pretty.

:lol: That's funny....and scary. :lol:

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Bill_AirJunky

I have always rocked the neoprene hood........until now. Just the thought of the latex swim cap makes me feel pretty

When your as bald as I am, it doesn't take long to get over the vanity & wear the stupid cap. :crazy:

I wish I was a good enough rider to just not crash. But if I don't crash, I'm not pushin the envelope at all.

I wear a helmet when I ride anyway so it isn't like you can see much anyway.

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skyskier

Did I mention a thick coat of vaseline on your face will fight off wind chill? Don't ya'll try it along with the latex swim cap. That would just be naughty!

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skyskier

Btw Bill................good find on the diving gloves. I paid twice that for mine......and then bought a pair for the GF. Ouch!

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Malibudude

Obviously a dry suit but I use Nevin Core Gloves. Was out skiing in 45 degree water yesterday and was just fine. I know others that'll use a diving neoprene head/neck thinamagig.

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obski

My wife and some friends wear neoprene socks.

My tip is to only go in the winter when the sun is out. I draw the line there. It is not a lot of fun being out on the water in the winter when it is not only cold with cold water, but cloudy and raining as well.

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Bill_AirJunky

My wife and some friends wear neoprene socks.

My tip is to only go in the winter when the sun is out. I draw the line there. It is not a lot of fun being out on the water in the winter when it is not only cold with cold water, but cloudy and raining as well.

Welcome to the NW. :crazy:

I don't miss that about Seattle at all.

It's quite a bit easier to get a sunny day here on the east side. The water gets harder, but the sunshine helps a lot if it's liquid. Also, wearing dark colors does a lot.

We get our StayDry suits with boots built in. Not a great idea if your wearing bindings that you can come out as it could rip the boots off the suit. But is sweet riding a foil. I even wear my socks too.

I have the Nevin Core gloves too. Used them on my first ride on Sunday & was done in about 10 minutes. I used the dive gloves for the 2nd run & it was an easy 1/2 hr or more. :rockon:

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lakewaterjunky

Post up your best tips for those who are itchin' to ride, but need some inspiration. I'll go first.

1) There is no off season when you own a drysuit.

2) Glass and ice look a lot alike. Are you feelin' lucky?

Thanks for the dedication Skyskier, it’s fun to know that being ate up with the lake (and forcing it on my children), can spark an idea or contribute to a discussion about maximizing a skiing/boating season. I’m touched

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areamike

My Ski buddy put a shutoff valve on one of the drain plugs on his engine block with a 2 foot hose extension. We take and fill up a 5 gallon bucket with hot water from the block and soak our feet in it after a run. Basically the same as a hot water shower, but cheaper and more ghetto. :rockon:

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FlatH20

drysuit - straight-line Ski gloves and try not to fall - or at best fall slowly - gloves ain't cuttin it - thanks for the tip on the Nevin's - hit up the lake on february 26th been out every weekend since - lake is dope this time of year... - shower & heater both working double time. great to see the wife and kids carving it up as well...

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MalibuNation

Thanks to the links to gloves ... how about recommending boots and hoods. Luckily I have a board with big bindings.

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davemac

I wear nitrile gloves ($5 for 50 of them at HOme depot, etc) under my ski gloves. Keeps hands drier for a while. Try to keep hands/gloves out of water as much as possible.

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mcbean7

My Ski buddy put a shutoff valve on one of the drain plugs on his engine block with a 2 foot hose extension. We take and fill up a 5 gallon bucket with hot water from the block and soak our feet in it after a run. Basically the same as a hot water shower, but cheaper and more ghetto. :rockon:

Whatever works man. Great idea, actually! :thumbup:

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NorCaliBu
...fill up a 5 gallon bucket with hot water from the block and soak our feet in it after a run. Basically the same as a hot water shower, but cheaper and more ghetto.

We use a medium size ice chest. It keeps the water warmer longer. :thumbup:

EDIT: After your run you take off your gloves and drop them in, that way they're warm for your next run. :)

Edited by NorCaliBu

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