Gambled and won!
I wasn't sure how well these would work for me. First, they fit! They run true to size and don't cheat you out of comfort. That is the best part when you're a big guy like me. I wear them right over my bike shorts without a problem. The wind cuts through them to a degree but my legs don't typically get as cold as my torso. I'm in Southern California so real cold isn't a problem. They breathe reasonably well without letting too much cold in. Go ahead and buy them. You're safe.