Friday it will be in the high 30's... but I will be riding!

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  1. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    Full face helmet with mask underneath
    2 shirts/coat/gloves
    thermal underwear/jeans/2 socks/shoes

    FUCK IT!

    I LAUGH AT THE COLDNESS!!! :rofl:
     
  2. spyder2581

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    lol I already have been riding with just my jacket, cheap gloves, and jeans. My hands are freezing but I dont give a shit
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    :bowdown::bowdown:
     
  4. Chiron

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    Go you? I ride year 'round, living on two wheels. Ambient temperature in the teens in the mornings as up till a month ago.

    Perhaps my perception of unrideable weather does not sync up with most? Snow or something that keeps things garaged?
     
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  5. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I installed heated grips on my bike around christmas time and it's made a load of difference... it's amazing how warm hands can make the rest of you feel comfortable...
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    nice. i have really warm gloves with leather fronts that block the wind
     
  7. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Heated grips are much better than warm gloves IMO.
    With warm gloves, your hands stay warm, then sweat, then become cold.
    I prefer a combo of summer gloves and heated grips. This way your hands become warm, but the heat inside the gloves is dispersed and very little sweating occurs.
     
  8. I generally draw the line at 40F, but to each their own.

    I used to do the "anything above freezing" temp, but last January, I took my bike out for about an hour, and was sick for a week. So I raised it to 40. ;)

    My basic requirements for riding are:

    It's at least 40F in temperature, I don't START out in rain (but I will continue to ride if I get caught in it), I don't ride at all if there is any chance above 5% for snow.
     
  9. Hahawhat?

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    I ride when there is no snow or rain on the ground and it isn't frozen. I still have ice in the alley or I would ride in any degree weather if roads didn't get slick but since they do it is usually 30-35 when I think of riding again. Winter riding crew sign in.... Let the frosty balls commense :rofl:
     
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    I did a track day where it was low 40's the whole time. There was only like 10 of us out there and two groups. Pretty fun day
     
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    Track wasn't slick? Here when it gets cold 30-40's the streets get like an ice rank and it is horrible to drive in if you want to hit turns.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I was thinking of getting winter gloves, but then i started thinking about how much i sweat in my ski gloves...

    my heated grips were like $30ish and i prefer it to "warmer" gloves for a couple reasons
    1) I like my gloves
    2) if my hands get warm, i can just let go of the grips for a couple seconds or just turn down the temp
    3) if the beginning of the day is cold, and then it warms up, then i'm stuck with warm ass gloves
     
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    Heated gear on my core, and heated grips have served me well. Using Aerostich and adopting snowboard gear for bike duty helps as well.
     
  14. bubbaZR2

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    I ride in the cold sometimes, and i can keep fairly warm. Its the tire temps that scare me.
     
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    As long as there isn't too much snow on the road for me to make it up my street then I consider it good riding weather.
     
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    Buy tire warmers.
     
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    It wasn't bad after the first few sessions. Everyone is pretty much running the same lines and it heats up the track a bit. Then again I was running at least 15 seconds slower than the good AFM guys
     
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    I will be riding all week, supposed to be in the 50's. High 20's low 30's in the morning. 6 miles to work, it shouldnt be to bad.
     
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    I rode today, it got up to 85 today and was probably 70 when I left the house
     
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    I ride down to about 40 degrees. Below that I start worrying about patches of ice on the road.

    But I put the bike away once is snows the first time. They put this calcium/salt crap on the roads that sticks to chrome and eats it and I'd rather not spend 2 hrs washing my bike after every ride.
     
  21. Raider007

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    the riding in the cold doesn't bother me...
    the rain though, soggy gear sucks... and no, i'm not getting one of those 1 piece things to go over... i got enough non-rainy days to ride, i don't have anything to prove when it comes to riding in the rain...

    that said, as much as i like the rain we're getting, i want to ride :mad:
     

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