Saiph A from Wait for the Jump started this . . .
I run hot.
(Thank you, but that was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Now back to our regular show.)
Most of the time, I can tolerate temps in the upper 40's before putting on a long sleeve shirt and a long sleeve shirt with a sweatshirt will keep me comfortable when riding in the indoor, on most days. However, that said, I do want to trail ride in the snow and for that I must bundle up.
For Christmas I am getting:
-- Winter riding gloves from Dover (I think). They have the reinforcement for the pinky and almost pinky finger where the reins rest, they are waterproof and have leather, no-slip palms and lined with fleece. They are very snug around the wrist, which is awesome, since the wind and snow can't blow in.
-- Headband for wearing under my new helmet
-- Irideon Polartec Power Stretch knee-patch breeches in black (Oooooo.)
-- I have insulated Northface boots I can wear, which I haven't broken out yet, but will going forward, especially out on the trail. Those with my half-chaps should be perfect.
-- I have a thermal henley under a Halo Noble Team sweatshirt with a Carhart jacket. (Swear to you, if you've never worn a Carhart for riding you are missing out. It is my go-to jacket for the Bronco stadium when the weather is going to be cold. My feet and hands might freeze, but my core stays warm. Buy one. They are worth more than gold. Better than Northface even.)
In Colorado you always have to layer, because you just never know what you are going to get.