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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:31 pm 
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There is no enjoyment riding in winter weather. I never get into my car when I can use my scooter instead. If it was my only means of transportation I'd agree with all the cold weather gear. But, I have a car, and the subway (as much as I hate using it). When the temperature dips below freezing I'll ride in comfort.
I do try to ride as far into the cold weather months as possible. I'll add my windshield and pull on my ski overalls and gloves and ride, ride, ride :D

I never said freezing weather.. when ice forms it's a good clue to get off the bike. However, high 30's can be fun if properly dressed. Heated clothing or well insulated attire makes it all happen ;)

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Aren't you at the age to retire and move to Florida? ;)

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Aren't you at the age to retire and move to Florida? ;)

Too much work, besides, I'd rather die. Although I'll be visiting Fla. as a stop on my upcoming cross country ride on my new beemer this spring .... No time to retire ;)

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Frankly, I like winter riding. On the road, there are fewer bikes, cars, kids, cops, critters, etc. The views are less obstructed. The days are crisp and invigorating. Coffee breaks feel earned. I get bragging rights over fair-weather Harley guys. And if I'm geared up properly I can ride all day.


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Frankly, I like winter riding. On the road, there are fewer bikes, cars, kids, cops, critters, etc. The views are less obstructed. The days are crisp and invigorating. Coffee breaks feel earned. I get bragging rights over fair-weather Harley guys. And if I'm geared up properly I can ride all day.

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Frankly, I like winter riding. On the road, there are fewer bikes, cars, kids, cops, critters, etc. The views are less obstructed. The days are crisp and invigorating. Coffee breaks feel earned. I get bragging rights over fair-weather Harley guys. And if I'm geared up properly I can ride all day.

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+1, +2 +3 what'a we fighting for...
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sw19 wrote:
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+1, +2 +3 what'a we fighting for...
Alan
Don't ask me, I don't give a Damm, next stop is.....open up the pearly gates...

Woopee.. we're all gonna die!

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+5 :?: This morning's ride started in 35-degree weather! Rode to Woodstock, VT to look at a 195? JC Higgins vintage bicycle (didn’t buy because it didn’t have the steering tube badge) but the foliage was worth riding for!

Riding attire: Leather riding boots, black knee-high soccer referee socks, black silk boxers, blue jeans, Nike sleeveless “T” shirt, cotton long sleeve shirt, leather belt, felt jacket, leather parker, leather gloves and full-face riding helmet. This set-up light in weight and has kept me warm down to the mid-20’s.

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lol black silk boxers? i thought fruit of the loom seemless boxers was the best and comfiest

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:oops: yep – black silk boxers...


No need to be ashamed, silk rocks for keeping you warm. My wife has silk longjohns for skiing, super thin and lightweight and they keep her toasty. Expensive but awesome.
http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... &langId=-1

$32 for shirt, $32 for pants

If you want to stay warm and can swing it I'd recommend silk long-john pants and shirts. Stuff is brilliant.

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:oops: yep – black silk boxers...


No need to be ashamed, silk rocks for keeping you warm. My wife has silk longjohns for skiing, super thin and lightweight and they keep her toasty. Expensive but awesome.
http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... &langId=-1

$32 for shirt, $32 for pants

If you want to stay warm and can swing it I'd recommend silk long-john pants and shirts. Stuff is brilliant.
+1 Chris

Silk boxers combined with a silk “T” shirt under a wool sweater and leather jacket will keep you warm and comfortable without all the bulk in cold temperatures regardless of humidity; I don’t know why that is, but, it does.

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Silk boxers only after I slipped on an extra sock.

Really though I read somewhere about a 40 degree rule. I don't remember exactly what it said or why 40. I'm lucky enough to be able to slip into the truck when weather is foul. 4 wheeling is a whole different game. Much better on 6 inches of snow then Stella.

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Dressing different in the winter something I'm used to since I do allot of work outside and I'm really sensative to the cold. Riding does require different gear than what I use to muck stalls.
I'd like to share my experience/recommendations.

So far I like riding in the cold. I know its not that cold yet but in the early morning up here its in the 40's and with
the proper gear on I get to pay attention to the beautiful scenery, instead of my fingers and toes freezing off.
My Gear consists of the following:
Heated Vest with removable sleeves-I live in this vest when it's cold!
http://cozywinters.com/shop/heated-vest-6722.html?source=ov
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This Face mask-awesome air filter in mouth area works well!
http://cozywinters.com/shop/px-ex.html
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If its really cold at night I use this face mask, which is windproof.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/350/604/ITEM/River-Road-Windproof-Balaclava.aspx
Vaso Heated Glove Liners-one double A battery in each glove
http://www.vaso.tv/
-Haven't tried these out yet because my Alpinestar vega drystar gloves are doing the job right now!
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/37/7530/ITEM/Alpinestars-Vega-Drystar-Gloves.aspx
EXO Heated Insoles for my feet-not cold enough to try these yet...
http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_catalog/Product.jsp;jsessionid=LAT1XO5ROELW3LA0WTVSM4VMDK0NCIV0?skuId=3412829&store=Main&catId=302&productId=p3412829&leafCatId=cat260001&mmyId=
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I ordered the Womens Fieldshier adventure Jacket...will see how it works and let ya'll know
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/2/49/2457/ITEM/Fieldsheer-Womens-Adventure-Jacket.aspx

My biggest challenge so far is finding some sunglasses that won't fog. Or something I can apply to them when they do!

I am a big advocate for Silk Long Johns. I pretty much wear them October through April.
They allow you to move, not feel bulky and are just as warm if not warmer than your traditional "waffle" long johns.

This is a great thread for new riders. I wish I saw it before i ordered all my gear.
So far everythings doing its job!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:27 pm 
http://www.olympiagloves.com/viewgloves.html

I bought the 4355 Ladies All Season from Motorgrrl and they worked great last night. Started a long ride out of the city with my trusty Icon perforated and froze as soon as I got over the GWB. On the way back I put these babies on and forgot it was cold! The break in time concerned me but within minutes the leather was form fitting and very comfortable. They even have the little faceshield wiper on the thumb that we talked about last week!!


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Heated Vest with removable sleeves-I live in this vest when it's cold!
http://cozywinters.com/shop/heated-vest-6722.html?source=ov


The problem is the arms are not heated and when I'm riding it's the extremities that get the coldest.

I also prefer heated jackets that are powered by the bike's powersupply as they never run out at inopportune moments. They also generate significantly more heat than battery powered jackets.

For basically the same price you can the Gerbing heated jacket which IMHO is a much better option for a bike rider.

http://www.gerbing.com/Products/Liners/ ... Liner.html

The Gerbing jacket also has aux power plugs in the sleeves and lower jacket for plugging in heated gloves and pants if you want. I just can't imagine winter riding without this thing now.

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Heated Vest with removable sleeves-I live in this vest when it's cold!
http://cozywinters.com/shop/heated-vest-6722.html?source=ov


The problem is the arms are not heated and when I'm riding it's the extremities that get the coldest.

I also prefer heated jackets that are powered by the bike's powersupply as they never run out at inopportune moments. They also generate significantly more heat than battery powered jackets.

For basically the same price you can the Gerbing heated jacket which IMHO is a much better option for a bike rider.

The Gerbing jacket also has aux power plugs in the sleeves and lower jacket for plugging in heated gloves and pants if you want. I just can't imagine winter riding without this thing now.

http://www.gerbing.com/Products/Liners/ ... Liner.html


I don't have a problem with the jacket at all. :D It comes with removable sleeves and is very usefull for cold weather activities that do not have a handy 12 volt to plug your self into. I find the idea of being attached to my bike with wires strange and limiting. I considered all forms of heated gear prior to my purchases and I opted for the rechargable battery kind.
I prefer to have gear I can "walk away" from the bike with and still keep my heat source going. The batteries last a long time and I have extras I carry so I am never with out power/heat. I ordered wall outlet and 12 v bike chargers for overnight trips. I find this jacket works very well heating the core of my body. I actually think I would get too hot with the same heat on the sleeves.


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hi everyone im vespa from durham (north of england) i would say thick socks,docmartin boots,thick jeans,llight jacket over sweatshirt,fullface helmet,electric gloves from maplins.bye for now..


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