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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 11:13 PM
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Riding in the cold is invigorating....
Dang right! Im wide awake when i get to work in the mornings now...

and my hands are white white.

i should look into thermal gloves in the next month or so lol

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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 09:45 AM
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get heated gear. People will look at you like you are nuts when they see you riding when it is 40 degrees out (or less), but what they don;t know is that you are as toasty warm as can be

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People will look at you like you are nuts.
They do that all the time. Esspecially when I get a weeks worth of groceries on the bike at the store.
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I rode in to work today at a balmy 42. It wasn't bad...but I'm not on the super slab either. I do get a lot of double-takes. I've never argued against the fact that I might be nuts.
Although, in my haste to get on and go...I didn't change out of my running shoes...so my toes did get a little cold.
But being able to not get on the slab to get to work really extends the riding season for me. 40 is bearable at 45, but not so much at 80mph.

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I rode to work this morning, and probably will for the remainder of the week. Was 29 when I left. 22 miles of commute one way, about 18 of it highway. With hippo hands and heated grips, I can wear summer weight gloves. Heated seat is a godsend. And a fleece bandanna thing doubles as an adams apple protector/warmer, and an identity protector when I want to rob a stagecoach.

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I've seen many 25 -30 degree mornings. I need to do something different for that occasional 16 degree morning. May be a wind shield or heated grip would help with the hands. Rain,shine and a couple of unexpected times, snow. (Bikes were transportation before they were a "tough guy" summer bar hopper.) Freeze em if you got em
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Whew, I can barely make it below 45 as my hands get cold. I've tried all kinds of gloves and no luck. I added guards for my hands (made them out of plexiglass to match the lowers I made) and that helps some. I guess I will have to break down and buy heated gear!


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I bought my first bike mid December last year. I got used to riding in the cold pretty quickly. All you gotta do is wear some long johns, good winter gloves and a good jacket to keep most of the cold out. Now that I have a bike with a windshield, I don't mind riding in cold weather at all.
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I am already fat. The problem with me layering up to keep warm is that i end up looking like a bloated Michelin man...and feel like that little kid in a Christmas story.

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I understand your problem, have you considered a battery powered sock?
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