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Old 11-01-2013, 08:40 AM   #16
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I would have killed kittens just to use them as gloves that day.
Great idea!
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:32 AM   #17
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Down to around 40 I was fine with my jacket with liner in it and just a jersey. Light gloves with heated grips.

I swapped my gear around some this year, now I'm going with light long underwear, jersey on top, Klim jacket/pants, BMW atlantis gloves.

I may have to add a light fleece layer too, depends on how cold it is.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #18
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I think we're going to ride the opposite direction, Buffalo creek to Terryall
The weather looks GOOD. I think going to ride Redskin Rd (500H) to Wellington Lake then Stoney Pass Rd (560) to 211. Goose Creek Rd to Tarryall.
Bought one of those Coleman comfort ride seat protectors today. I'll see if my keester is any happier.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #19
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Need some new winter gear - gloves and thermals

OK, so I need some new thermal underwear (top and bottom), and likely a pair of winter gloves too, can anyone recommend any specific brands/models.

Don't want any electric stuff, I have heated handgrips and a vest already.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #20
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OK, so I need some new thermal underwear (top and bottom), and likely a pair of winter gloves too, can anyone recommend any specific brands/models.
I've been a big fan of Smartwool for a long time though recently tried the Paradox gear at Costco which is great for the price. I'm partial to Olympic gloves but to me gloves are like boots and you just have to see what feels right.

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Don't want any electric stuff, I have heated handgrips and a vest already.
Same here but heated grips only warm the inside of your hands and I've been out when the back and fingers got chilly. Still, it hasn't bothered me enough to buy electric gloves yet.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:13 PM   #21
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I've been a big fan of Smartwool for a long time though recently tried the Paradox gear at Costco which is great for the price. I'm partial to Olympic gloves but to me gloves are like boots and you just have to see what feels right.



Same here but heated grips only warm the inside of your hands and I've been out when the back and fingers got chilly. Still, it hasn't bothered me enough to buy electric gloves yet.

I have Olympic gloves at the moment though they're getting on a bit, can you specify a model?
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #22
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I have Olympic gloves at the moment though they're getting on a bit, can you specify a model?
I wrote Olympic and meant Olympia. I have three pair of Olympias: All Season and a pair of dirt bike hard-knuckle ventilated, and an old pair that I don't recall the model but are so thick I don't have much throttle feel (and really too warm so they only get used when snowmobiling). I always go back to the All Season and have used them with thin liner gloves to add a little more warmth w/o losing dexterity. The All Season is also available in Goretex.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:41 PM   #23
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One winter my wife got rear ended and I had to ride to work through January and early feb. Layered, electric vest, thick gloves, grip heaters. When it got really cold I used slap chem heaters for the backs of my hands under my gloves. It was about a 35 minute commute. The coldest I rode in was about 0 degrees Fahrenheit. It was only really bad when it was snowing.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #24
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Electric gloves/grips... MEH.
In November 1967, I wore these gloves around Albuquerque as a test, then rode from ABQ to Kansas City on a Suzuki X6 Hustler to attend Thanksgiving. I dreaded the ride back. It was only 29 degrees...



I found these at Coleman's Military Surplus this evening; only $39:
"These Government Issue gloves are some of the warmest gloves ever! Made of tough canvas gauntlet with a durable leather palm and alpaca/cotton facing. The outer facing is used for warming cheeks and nose. The wool/cotton removeable liner (quilted shown in picture is out of stock) can be taken out for drying. Adjustable straps on gauntlet give you a secure snug fit. Great for snowmobiling, snow shoveling, sleigh riding, or any other cold weather activity. Unused/Unissued."


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OTOH, I was a dumb USAF Airman no-class, so I didn't know anything better...

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Old 11-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #25
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Just a n idea. I bought my heated gear from Warm and safe. Bought online from their website in the close outs. was a great deal several years ago.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #26
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I'm sure it's nice but I have never felt the need for electric gear. If I can keep my neck warm with a gaiter and a reasonable insulating layer under windproof shells top and bottom my core is good to zero or just a little above. Actually for me I try to ride if there is no ice on the road and it's above zero when time to leave for work. It's my hands that I fight, heated grips don't seem to help me much, they make my palms hot but my finger tips are still so cold they hurt. I'm thinking of trying some of those giant obnoxious looking mitts that attach to the bars this year. But in all honesty I have never dropped any real coin on honest to goodness winter riding gloves.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:42 PM   #27
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Try time release niacin, it's a vasodilator. Hands and feet will be warm.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #28
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I got a little frost bite on my hands a couple years ago coming back from Sand Creek. My hands will never be the same. they get cold easy now, and hurt when cold. So try to avoid that at all cost.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #29
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I have a Gerbings liner and gloves . If I am going to be on the motorcycle all day long , there is a lot less bulk to deal with ,and I am not so worn out at the end of the day .I found some large Moose hand guards that Velcro on . Heated grips are nice , I use mine a lot .
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:25 PM   #30
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Try time release niacin, it's a vasodilator. Hands and feet will be warm.
I've never heard of that, I'll check into it, thanks for the heads up.

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I got a little frost bite on my hands a couple years ago coming back from Sand Creek. My hands will never be the same. they get cold easy now, and hurt when cold. So try to avoid that at all cost.
You are so right sir, I lost a little chunk of my big toe to frostbite many years ago and it still hurts when it gets cold.
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