I know exactly how to dress for a bike ride when it’s 22 degrees out:
Yep, those are the heated pants. Flattering, hey? And snow boots, and my super fancy polartec hoodie from Patagonia, and my biking gloves, and a wind breaker. Perfect. On a 22 degree day, even with a bit of a breeze, when I’m dressed like this I hardly notice it’s winter. For real. If it’s a little warmer, I skip the heated pants and wear jeans with long johns underneath, and I don’t zip my windbreaker up all the way. If it’s a little cooler, I double up the gloves and the socks and crank the heated pants up to high.
But ’tis the one problem with warming temps (which I really, really am happy about otherwise, but): Between my two jobs today I’ve got 20 miles to cover, and it’s 42 degrees out. That’s significantly warmer than 22. I don’t have a clue what I should wear!