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So, what you're telling me is I'm insane. :D. I've ridden this entire last week at temps below -9° and that I have ridden in temps probably with a wind chill of -40°
 

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Beezer ............. can you convert that into Metric (Km/hr & Celcius) for all of us north of the 49th? :biglaugh:
 

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Wind Chill charts are for naked people. Warning!!! Do not ride naked.
 

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That chart is useless! I want to know what it feels like at 170mph. That will determine whether or not I buy the GSX-R750. Wait, no it won't. Still, I need to know how warm to dress...
 

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I have ridden at 20F at 65 mph. Yet I did not freeze..why, Gerbings heated jacket liner and gloves, neoprene boots, neoprene face mask, windshield, etc. Wind chill is measured on exposed skin. As this new chart above shows, the bare face.

The easy rule to remember is DON'T RIDE NAKED. That said, I've seen more cases of early hypothermia at 50 degrees in the sun than at 30 degrees. Especially it there is just a light drizzle, not quite enough to get you truly wet.

You ride bare naked and if the police don't get you, wind chill may. Ride EOTGTNF..."Enough of the Gear to not freeze."
 

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We don't get the extreme cold that you guys get but it still gets down to zero celsius.

I got caught out once with lightweight gear on, I got held up at a difficult software install for a client and had to ride 100klms home at midnight at -1 celsius. My hands were so numb by the time I got home I thought my fingers would fall off.

At the other end of the scale, riding in 100 degrees+F you need to keep everything covered to stop windburn...mesh jackets are useless when it's that hot. I found out the hard way.......
 

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im confused, why would 100deg weather get hotter as you ride?

so, nice. I can ride without heated gear down to 40degrees ambient. means im really riding in 13 deg weather :D
 

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Humidity is a factor also. It can change everything. Why is it hotter at 100 degrees? Have you heard of a convection oven?
Nice analogy. I knew that speed and heat accelerate drying of the skin. Additionally, heat is normally accompanied by the unrelenting sun, sunburning any exposed skin like the tiny gap between my shirt and my gloves. I know when I am desert riding on the other side of the mountains, I always look for shade to stop. Grain towers are usually tall enough to cast a shadow large enough for you and a friend.

In the Northwest, humidity is a winter problem. 42F and 100% humidity..ie rain, drizzle, fog, etc. We are lucky that for our warm and hot summer days have very low humidity. They even get to the point of having a severe dehydration effect. Pop over the Cascades and we are in the high desert where humidity is 1/2" of snow in February at 20F. It is the driest snow I ever experienced.

Heat stroke is harder to recover from than hypothermia. But the rule for both extremes is don't ride naked. Summer drink lots of water, winter drink lots of coffee so you are stopping often to warm up.

The limiting factor for me is about 20F and DRY ROADS for cold as I have the right gear to ride and remain comfortable. Without my Gerbings heated gear, it is closer to 35F.
 
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