Join Date: Jun 2016
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1973 till now motorcycles have been my main means of travel with no breaks.Even at 70 now often go a month with out being in a car/truck.
Worked 27 years at IBM,Lexington,Ky. on machine floor.Last 19 were on third shift and rode motorcycles in most every night unless below 10 called for on the 97 mile round trip.Some times the weather man missed and it was four one AM when I headed for home.Never found a fog free that would work below ten.
On the DeadHorse Alaska trip we were 60,62,65,and 70.All in good shape for old guys.I had rode more miles and lots more cold than they had but they all had heated gear.Jackets and gloves.What I was too dumb to think about was riding a hour or even two in real cold is not like riding all day then sleep in a unheated tent every night!My tent leaked some a few days before DeadHorse and my sleeping bag froze on the end.It did not thaw out for three days!It was 28 degrees and snow when we rolled into DeadHorse.I was getting into my sleep bag with everything,even my big boots.Was warping my legs with paper from the free papers racks and big refill rolls in rest rooms.We went four days twice with no place to shower and just pulled off the haul road out of site,look for bears,and set up tents.I got headed gloves when we got back and a heated jacket next.I turned 66 the next day after home.Six months ago started on first meds.BP and can not laugh at the cold like when young.Heated is really nice when in the teens.I still never use it above 35 unless a all day trip.