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tiny rider
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Well, if you are at all like me (and I know you are), you looked at scar's kosher pogies and felt a mixture of lust for something awesome, and abject terror at the technical difficulty of executing such an immense project.

Good news, everyone! There is an alternative, for those of us who are slightly less capable (and don't have mountains of spare clothing laying about to cannibalize).

What you'll need:

1) Two Tyvek mailing envelopes (10"x14") or whatever is on hand.

2) One pair of scissors.


First, get a rough idea of where you want to cut:


Next, cut a slot in the side of the envelope (decide if you want to fly logo up, or logo down) and trip off the foldy-flappy thing:


For extra betterness, trim the foldy-flappy thing in half to get two equal pieces and check for proper fit:



Repeat with your second envelope.

Now you are ready to mount these bad boys.

First, slip the pogie onto your bar:


Carefully close the opening with the foldy-flappy bits (be sure to expose the adhesive, or this won't work nearly as well):


Voila!






I took these out today for about 2 hrs in single-digit temps and they actually worked well! They probably added 10 degrees (F) to my gloves, and were really good for cutting the wind. Not bad for the price.



 

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Rolling
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Schweet!

You can see the "world on time" now.

I took your advice and grabbed some envelopes and took them home.

I also took a couple more to make some tyvek shoe liners.

Good craft there Marcus.

(PS, you taking those photos on the trail today is really impressive).
 

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tiny rider
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I threw a couple envelopes on a postal scale. It looks like the pair of them was under an ounce.

Weight weenies rejoice ;)
 

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no dabs
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If you staple the closed corner(s) into 45 degree angles and turn them inside out (inside is blank on the ones I have, and the lettering doesn't show through) before installing, they don't even look that bad....
 

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Does Not Belong on a Bike
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Yeah, awesome, except I live by Denver West and I can imagine being harassed by the security thinking I had raided one of the FedEx drop boxes!
 

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crashes in parkinglot
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I don't think this thread should be revived just yet, the leaves haven't even started to turn.

I was actually thinking about this thread last night.
 

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Light freak
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These won't help me

My hands are incredible radiators in the winter. Plenty warm, sweating on the the way up. It is the cold air at speed on the downhills going across my sweaty gloves that freezes my hands instantly. The "pogie" shields you from that downhill wind. Just my personal observation.


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killin clear creek
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Have any of you guys ever tried hand guards?



I use them on my sleds, with no hand warmers & thin gloves.all winter long. They take the bite off of the wind, by a huge margin.

I'd say a pair only weighs about 1/4 lb, if that, also.
 

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Rolling
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BTW, for the record, legally, you need to use USED Tyvek envelops. They are only free if you recycle them.

And while you are at making these, check out the wallets people make using Tyvek. Fun stuff.
 
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