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post #31 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 10:29 AM
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Cold weather riding is fine and all, but... I think I'm going to have to put the bike away soon.

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post #32 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 02:12 PM
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I have this jacket and definitely have no regrets >>>>Firstgear Kathmandu Winter Jacket - The Helmet Harbor, LLC
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post #33 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 02:14 PM
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Also can get these if you really want to get fancy>>>>Symtec Heat Demon Metric Grip Warmers - The Helmet Harbor, LLC. Don't have these grip warmers but I've heard they work great. Hope his helps
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I've always ridden all Winter, but with a short (12 mile) commute now there's only a couple of minutes difference between the bike and the car - a lot less than the time it takes to pull my gear on and off at each end of the ride, so when it's still an hour before dawn and the rain is freezing as it hits I tend to get in the car. The car is cheaper to run than the Streety anyway.

So far as cold goes, the only real issue I have is my knees when it drops below about 5C. Gortex rain pants that keep the wind chill off solve the problem on an unfaired bike. Biggest problem is keeping my glasses clear. A pinlock takes care of the visor.

Long trips are OK, but it isn't really worth gearing up for a 20 minute ride. Must be getting old lol.

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I'm sure everybody on this forum knows that long johns are essential, but to keep my knees extra warm, I take the "hand warmers" and I gauze them around my knees
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i havent worn long johns once riding these past 2 winters. temps have been down to 20's/low 20's so far.

as long as my hands and my neck is warm, i really dont have any issues.
neck so far is good but hands are starting to get annoying after 15-20 mins in those temps.

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neck so far is good but hands are starting to get annoying after 15-20 mins in those temps.
If your gloves have some room in them, maybe you can put the hand warmers inside the gloves.
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Craziest thing to see riders in the winter! Riding in Hawaii, I quickly forget that there is more than one season until I went back to Cali for Christmas this month. Sure going to miss my year-round riding weather when I transfer.

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If your gloves have some room in them, maybe you can put the hand warmers inside the gloves.
most likely dont, they're already insulated and pretty snug. and its not my palms that get cold, its the fingers

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Craziest thing to see riders in the winter! Riding in Hawaii, I quickly forget that there is more than one season until I went back to Cali for Christmas this month. Sure going to miss my year-round riding weather when I transfer.
I live in Cen-Cal and consider it a great climate to ride in. There is only a 3-4 month winter and still low 40s most days. If you want sucky weather you should move to Wisconsin or sone place like that with only 3-4 months riding season and temps below 20.
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