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Old 10-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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living in a 4 seasons zone make some things interesting, in summer (specially this past summer in which the weather was trying to copy even Arizona or **** itself) the streets got packed with the loudest and bigger bikes with the baddest-*** looking riders (I get scare often with those guys )... but in winter, once the numbers go lower 30, I only see the little scooters with the, once look sissy, riders, those I never waived at or even noticed many times, and then I ask myself, where the heck are the tough guys and the big loud bikes? so, I guess this year I will try to be one of the bad *** guys and keep riding regarless of the weather.....time to stand up for the real riders.
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Dress warm, it's not all that bad. The best part is when you park you don't get out of a warm car to freezing temperatures, but stay cozy in your warm riding gear. I have ridden down to 24f and the wind chill is 2f at 60mph.
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I carry a small ball-peen hammer to knock the frost off....
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Riding in the cold is invigorating.... 25 degrees, mid November (the roads the only thing clear of snow and ice of course), 10PM at night feels good. Other than needing a different pair of winter gloves. The ones I bought don't quite kill out all of the chill from lack of finger movement (I need to invest in a pair of heated gloves).
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Pastran,
You're right. When the weather turns a little cooler, especially in these parts, the "fair weather" riders really disappear. It's the hardcore ones that you still see out and about, layered in all the gear or with the heated riding gear.

Four of us went for a full day ride yesterday. At 8:30 AM it was pretty chilly but eventually it warmed up to be a beautiful fall day. Hope to get a few more of those kind of days in before snow flies.
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What a title for a thread. You should be ashamed








Wish I had of thought of it LMAO
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I've been riding 30 miles to work Tues-Sat every week since mid April. Last month I bought heated grips and hand deflectors to go with my windshield - what a difference! It feels SO nice at 30-45°

Although, I rode to work the other morning @ 7:00 and the temp was (unknowingly) mid teens - 20°. I'm afraid to think what the windchill factors to. All I know is that both of my thumbs were SORE after being inside for 5 minutes - hot water fixed it (painfully so)

Apparently mesh gloves aren't made for winter riding - even with hand shields and heated grips.
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If the snow-plows are stuck they call up Gary to go out for a ride and plow the road for them.
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