What clothing you need to survive the wettest, coldest days on a bike

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It's raining outside, the temperature is somewhere around the freezing mark, but still you want to persist: you're heading outside on your bike.

Riding all day in heavy rain and cold temperatures is a special kind of accomplishment, and while you're not going to get a tan like you do in the summer, the sense of personal satisfaction can overcome any summer ride.

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