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Hey Guys,

For those of you in CA,TX or anywhere you can ride all year .... BITE ME.

For the rest of us, we all know that time of the year is coming..the chill is in the air.

So yesterday I almost froze my tentacles off,
my leather jacket just doesn't seem to cut it.

So how do you keep warm ?



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Move to AZ..
Wait on second thought...don't do that...too many people on the roads down here now :D

Seriously in the morning here I have to ride to work in temps around 32 degrees or so.(yes it does get cold (relatively) at night here in Phoenix. I usually wear longsleeve shirt(s), a sweatshirt, my leather jacket with neck wrap, longjohns, and jeans ..oh and two pairs of socks....sounds like a snowman, but it keeps me fairly warm, and its layered so I can take some of the stuff off if I get too warm.

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On colder trips, I wear many thin layers as if I was going snowboarding, etc. I found that my rain parka over my leather jacket warms me up quite a bit. High collar blocks wind on chin too. Ditto for rain pants.

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I was at Yamaha of Statesville in North Carolina last year and I was talking to them about when they ride, they said all year-round and they had heated suits that pluged into the electrics of their bikes.

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Funny, it was about 23(73.4 for you Yanks!) here yesterday and I was still wearing my perfed leather jacket! :D Get a good leather jacket with a liner or throw on a sweater or turtle-neck, works for me. ;)

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Fall is upon us too. The forecast calls for a high of 107 today, but dropping to the mid-nineties for the rest of the week. Guess I need to pick a date for winterizing the bike. :p :D

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A high of 107 ? Brutal climate Pete, you better get a heated vest....

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I hate to see the end of riding season come.
It makes it harder when you've got all these
people running around saying "Awwww I LOVE
the fall". I just can't get into it. Fall
means winter - winter means C-O-L-D short
crappy days where there is nothing to do accept
read sportbike magazines and figure out
what I am gonna buy for 2001. :)

AZ Here I come...! :D

Chris :p

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Chris you are soooo right,
Maybe I'll put a ski on the front on my ninja!!Hey it works on bicycles! But how do I get it to fit in the chair lift ???


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This thread reminds me of a Christmas Eve ride I took down to North Carolina a couple of years ago. I won't bore you with the story but I will say that damn it gets cold in December when you are stupid and stay out past dark. 38 degrees is hard to deal with at highway speeds. That was near sealevel... not sure what it was in the mountains. :eek:
The longjohns(no relation), turtle necks, leathers and rain suit really saved the day. I was at least smart enough to pack extra clothes just in case. The hardest part of the trip was acting like I knew what I was doing when I stopped in Knoxville for a cup of java. ;) Oh no it's not too cold... very refreshing. :rolleyes: :p

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Did you ever see the movie Dumb and Dumber ??
Do you remember when they got off the scooter and had snot frozen on their face! :D Thats how I felt yesterday night ! And yes there was definite shrinkage! :)


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by chris_y2k_r1:
I hate to see the end of riding season come.
It makes it harder when you've got all these
people running around saying "Awwww I LOVE
the fall".
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"Awwww I LOVE the fall." That just means more daytime than nightime riding :) It's to damn hot to do any peak of the day riding here in the arm pit of the west. Yuma Az, you gotta love it :confused:

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I spelled calamari wrong.
Hey I figured that Pete would pick up on this ??? I think your losing it Pete!


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Squidwannabe:
Did you ever see the movie Dumb and Dumber ??
Do you remember when they got off the scooter and had snot frozen on their face! :D Thats how I felt yesterday night ! And yes there was definite shrinkage! :)

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ROFLMAO!!! That is the very thing I thought of while I was riding home. :D :p My wife brought it up too.



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Squidwannabe:
I spelled calamari wrong.
Hey I figured that Pete would pick up on this ??? I think your losing it Pete!
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I noticed. I just didn't want to say anything. :D



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:D All this laughing at the Yanks, is getting me in trouble. The wife says that I have more fun with you, than I do with her. :rolleyes:

Did I ever tell you about the year we had snow in San Antonio? Back in 1985, it snowed 3", yes inches, and the city had to shutdown for 5 days for lack of snow removal equipment :D :D

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When it gets too cold to ride in Fl. I usually come in out of the rain. About 90 degrees and 6 inches of rain make it chilly.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by funksouljon:
When it gets too cold to ride in Fl. I usually come in out of the rain. About 90 degrees and 6 inches of rain make it chilly.

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True..I know what you mean...I live in Pensacola


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gixxer750:
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True..I know what you mean...I live in Pensacola


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Hey how is the riding in that area? Is there a lot of riders out there or any gatherings/hangouts? I'm moving to the Ft. Walton area in the begining of the new year.

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