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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Bend, WA
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Mid 20s F. I have hand guards and desert dawg lowers to keep the wind off my hands and feet, electrically heated gloves, jacket liner and now heated inner soles. Previously I used battery powered electric socks, marginal, better than nothing. Today I wear "BOG"s as my winter cold weather boot. They are neoprene lined and warm even without the heated soles.
You did not ask about electric heated gear, but if you are considering it, get a variable dual controlled for gloves and the full jacket liner. My boot soles are on an off on switch and that seems okay. The full jacket liner already has the cord for the gloves run down the sleeve. Do not get the heated vest if you may ever add heated gloves.
I use a balaclava or fleece neck and lower face cover anda full helmet. Heavy leathers would probably work okay, but I use my Textile insulated gear. Warmer and in the 20sF I do not care if I look like a black stay-puff marshmallow man.
Ice on the roads is what really limits my riding. Dry cold, dry roads are great fun.
Mhac nan con, a Wescalero Rider
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