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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-26-2001, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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What winter temperatures are you willing to ride in?

11-26-01

I can't go much below 40, but sometimes I will try to go out for a ride in the 30 degree range.

Note temperatures in poll are based on the Fahrenheit scale.
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I will ride in any temperature as long as the roads are clear of snow or frost. It was snowing here last night but the roads were clear so i took the scooter in to work. It is approximatly 25min ride at 65 mph. I dont know how cold the temperature was but the wind chill is the problem. I have just got a new pair of waterproof boots and gloves. and they keep my fingers and toes fairly comfortable. although my fingertips were a bit cold when i got to work.

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Are these temps in F or C ? .........ken.

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I will ride in any temperature as long as the roads are clear of snow or frost. It was snowing here last night but the roads were clear so i took the scooter in to work. It is approximatly 25min ride at 65 mph. I dont know how cold the temperature was but the wind chill is the problem. I have just got a new pair of waterproof boots and gloves. and they keep my fingers and toes fairly comfortable. although my fingertips were a bit cold when i got to work.
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for two years back in '87 ,when I first started to ride,it was my only transportation--rain,sleet,snow,it didn't matter--I had to get to work. now I've got a better bike,better gear and no excuse

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It's unsesonably cold in Sothern California, 50 F right now, highs in the 60s. It might get into the 40s in a month or so.
It never gets very cold here.

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Ok, Who said 19 and below?

I dont care what you say, you're frickin' NUTS or lying!!

It was 44F this morning and I thought it was the end of the world!

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I'm with naefearjustbeer. As long as the roads are clear, I'll ride. Last spring I picked up a new electric jacket liner, to replace the second vest that I have used until it burned out. The first time I used one was on a cool (40's) cloudy day, but it felt like I had the warm sun shining on my back as I rode along.
I have ridden in temperatures down into the 20's, where I have found that I need to leave the vest plugged in as I stop to refuel, because if I turn the vest off and unplug it, the cold blood from my arms and legs, returns to my body core, and I am shivering within a couple of minutes after stopping.
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I'll ride down to 29 degrees at the very worst. (And only if I have to). Otherwise 35 is my cutoff. And yes it does get that cold here in the mornings. Dressing in layers is the key to riding in cold temps....

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Arrow about 44 is my cut off...

I just like the number

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It was 15 degrees out two weeks ago I rode too work just for the hell of it,actually just because i knew I would the only nut out there.Living in new england you have to like the cold.
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