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Old 03-09-2011, 07:57 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Low 30's is the lowest so far, but since I just received my heated gloves lower is certainly going to be OK. ..Just so long the roads are dry.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:23 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I have different hobbies for different seasons. While I can haul guns on my bike, it's not really practical trying to tie an 8pt buck to the sissy bar.... My lowest was 45.... I didn't care much for it. I see guys riding in the 20's and it makes my man parts not so manly.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:51 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I'd say with no heated gear, 40 is my limit. That's with layers and chaps. I've tried 35 but it wasn't for me.
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When I first started riding I went out in mid-30s. Froze my @** off.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:05 AM   #75 (permalink)
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I try not to ride below about 65.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:21 AM   #76 (permalink)
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I was riding down in the thirties and even upper twenties for a few years but I got caught in a snow storm a couple of years ago, rode through it and frost bit my right knee. Since then about as cold as I can tolerate is around 40. Much below that and my knee really starts hurting.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:15 AM   #77 (permalink)
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My record (mind you I am in Dallas, TX) is 24 degrees and rode an hour in that temp on the way to work. As long as there is no chance for ice or snow or raining in the morning, I will ride.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:57 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Got my first bike this winter. Not much riding weather here in western wa. this time of year. Have logged about 100 miles and 40 degrees is the warmest I have ever ridden in. Come on springtime !!
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #79 (permalink)
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When I first stated riding I would ride in the 30's, then a few years ago I moved that to the 40's, now it's in the 50's for this simple reason: It's a toy, something to be enjoyed, there is just no joy in it for me if i'm freezing my a** off. I refuse to get heated gear for that reason.

But I will add that I hope the temperature starts to climb soon because with the way gas prices are going it's becoming more and more frustrating to fill up the 5.7 Ltr Hemi. I am looking forward to putting more mile on the bike this year just to save some coin.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:30 AM   #80 (permalink)
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After doing a "COLDEST" search this thread seems to be fitting.

Forecast called for 40F this morning. It's 03:30 cst and there's ice on the ground @ 35F. Just can't find a reliable weather man or woman.

Headed home from work in 2 hours. Been riding all week at 39-42F. I should be fine. Wearing plenty of layers, but no electric gear.
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