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    Re: [RC] Old Mac Boots, skito pads and cold feet - Barbara McCrary

    My favorite socks are polypropylene from a Damart catalog.  This outfit specializes in polypro undergarments, socks, turtlenecks, etc.  I use their long-sleeved turtles and their socks when I ride in cold weather, namely the Death Valley ride when it is really cold or snowy.  I use their glove liners as gloves without anything over them.  My hands, feet, and body stay warm even though they may get wet.  It's amazing stuff....polypropylene is.
    Barbara McCrary
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    Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 2:27 PM
    Subject: [RC] Old Mac Boots, skito pads and cold feet

    Had a really great training ride today here in the northeast.  Very damp, cold and blustery, but since we have not been out in a week (adjusting to bare feet), I thought I was in heaven.  We did 25 miles over fairly rocky sometimes ice covered trail at slow to mod speed. 

    First topic:  I used a pair of Old Mac boots for the first real ride (in front only).  I don't know if anyone has used them, but I liked them.  Manny seemed quite comfortable in them.  They wore well and no rub spots on my horse ( I wrapped some vetwrap loosely around bulb under boot to help with this).  Anyone have a different experience with them?

    Second Topic:  I have been riding in a Skito pad for a couple of months now.  I've noticed the foam insert holds quite alot of heat, which is great in the winter, but I wonder about using it in warm weather.  Anyone use them in the heat? Any problem with heat build up?

    Third Topic:  I meant to go 35 miles today, but my damn toes get soooo cold!  Any hints on how to keep your feet warm in 28 degree weather?  I ride with plastic EZ ride stirrups, winter Ariats and wool socks.  Any help would be appreciated!


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