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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-11-2002, 03:24 PM
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I ride rain or shine. It doesn't get too cold here in Northern California (in comparison to other parts). It's gotten as cold as freezing on a few occasions.

So, I have ridden through California frost (even when there was snow up on Highway 9).

I voted 39-30 since I'm not sure what the numbers are here.

Having an Aerostich and a Widder electric vest helps. I use Olympia gloves (not great, but not bad) for all season riding. They are not too hot during warm months, and not too cold during cold months. They do get WET which freezes my hands in heavy rain, though. I never wear "race" gloves in cold weather anymore. They are as useful as not wearing gloves at all.

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post #22 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 08:37 PM
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Thumbs up temps to ride in

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I'm over here on the right coast and we have a season that is about 11 months long. Good gear and a desire can make it 12.
I have most of the gear,and some of the desire....those February Sundays when there is a hint of snow on the ground or some that lasts about four days is my definition of snow.....dont like it never did....We ride when it cold 45-60 to freak people out...Most of the town folk know we are crazy....Riding in my home town is like taking your life in your hands....IT was said many years ago there was two ways to drive here...the correct way and the Fayetteville way. Cold weather riding is good because the bike runs different....electric gloves were my salvation, Gerbings....they are the schiznit .

damn all this talking/typing crap I'm going riding...
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post #23 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 04:14 PM
 
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When I lived in the midwest I used to ride regulary in temperatures below 20F. Short rides, a full-coverage helmet, and complete wind proofing were the keys. If I'd had heated gear, I could have probably ridden farther.

As long as the roads were clear, I rode. -11F was the coldest that I remember. It was amazing how many people saw me.

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post #24 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 06:53 AM
 
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My cut off is in the 50's cause I like to ride too fast to go any lower. I always say if you have to where more than one layer, other than a protective layer, it is too cold.
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post #25 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 07:25 AM
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I will ride in any temperature as long as the roads are clear of snow or frost.
i am the same way. here where the roads are usually covered in snow and then loaded in salt and sand, it can get tough to ride but when the roads are clear, i have no issues whatsoever with riding in the cold weather. the sand, salt, and snow do put dampers on it but our season here is short enough without putting "temperature" restrictions on it.

and whoever it was that didn't believe the 19 and below vote, if you were used to cold weather and had a "season" of 5 months to ride in, you'd ride in the cold too.

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It reached the Mid 40s last month. And I started ridding I will stop ridding when it goes back to the Mid 40s.
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i went with 40~49 degrees, that really never seems to be all that bad!
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i went with 40~49 degrees, that really never seems to be all that bad!
The problem I have with temps below 50 is that I like to be able to feel my balls just so I know they're not completely gone. At those temps and the 65-70mph I drive, I'd be more afraid of them shrinking into nothingness. Then there's the whole loss of feeling in my hands thing, but that's not as important

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The problem I have with temps below 50 is that I like to be able to feel my balls just so I know they're not completely gone. At those temps and the 65-70mph I drive, I'd be more afraid of them shrinking into nothingness. Then there's the whole loss of feeling in my hands thing, but that's not as important
i find that they don't "shrink into nothingness", they seem to crawl back into their cave until its warm enough to come back out.

and DAMN it hurts when they fall out again!

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I think its kind of cool to see some of you southerners and how cold 40 degree's is.. No offense or anything, i know its what your used to and all, but its interesting for a better word... I just rode the other day for about 15 miles, was around 20 degrees with a thicker jacket on and jeans and some thin "mechanics" gloves... My hands did get a little cold but they still functioned so no problems there.. We ride snowmobiles all winter so i guess you get used to sub zero windchills very quick.. Its amazing how well the body adapts to the cold, i mean in fall everyone thinks that 40 degrees is kind of chilly, but during the cold months of the winter, and it hits 40, everyone is outside with just sweatshirts on sweating their asses off, snowmobile with sweaters on, hell, some even venture so far as going with just a bikini.. The worst part of that is not all are women..

So to answer the question, i'd go for a ride 19 or below if i had the desire to pull the bike out and do all that, but i ride a sled any day of the week so its basically the same thing..
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