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Old 01-04-2014, 10:21 AM   #27001
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What's the coldest you've ridden in Guy? I used to commute as far into the winter as I could stand and found that 15 degrees was pretty damn close to my limit. I might have been able to colder had I been more prepared, but seeing as I was commuting I didn't wasn't wearing my full on snow man suit.

Nowadays I draw the line at about 25 degrees as I fear the black ice and don't like feeling like the Michelin man when trying to get on one bike.
I road from Alexandria to Blacksburg when it was 6 F. I stopped at a rest stop before Roanoke to use the hand drier and warm up my LL Bean boots. With the yellow rain suit I looked like a yellow Michelin Man.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:30 AM   #27002
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I road from Alexandria to Blacksburg when it was 6 F. I stopped at a rest stop before Roanoke to use the hand drier and warm up my LL Bean boots. With the yellow rain suit I looked like a yellow Michelin Man.
Hand dryer to warm up your boots.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:38 AM   #27003
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17 deg f. was my limit on my 82' Honda Silverwing for a 62 mile roundtrip commute to Surry Power Station in my pre-electric days. I did have a Kawasaki one piece snowmobile suit and a bubble face helmet.

I've done 400 mile days in those kind of temps in recent years with the gear I have now. I see we are up to 32 deg f. now, so I'll get ready for a little ride out towards Farmville now.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:30 AM   #27004
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17 deg f. was my limit on my 82' Honda Silverwing for a 62 mile roundtrip commute to Surry Power Station in my pre-electric days. I did have a Kawasaki one piece snowmobile suit and a bubble face helmet.

I've done 400 mile days in those kind of temps in recent years with the gear I have now. I see we are up to 32 deg f. now, so I'll get ready for a little ride out towards Farmville now.

Saw your post this morning and thought it was for tomorrow. I was gonna check the temps for tomorrow and post. Not very often I see pavement only rides posted.


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Old 01-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #27005
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I could not do that. My commute is 23 miles to Midlothian via 64 & 288. I usually am pretty well covered up top, but bottom is/was thin long johns, jeans and stitch. No way I would ride more than 23 miles in that. Even in 20 degree temps my legs would start burning they were so cold.
I wear some fleece pants for on REI over my jeans but under my stitch. The pants are supposed to be wind resistant to50mph which helps. My feet ate the thing that freezes the most. I have heated socks now but running the cable to them is a pain. Pre electric gear I remember riding down Broad on my Ninja 250 when it was 17 degrees. It was a short ride and I avoided the highway because the higher the speed the worse the wind chill. I think it took longer to suit up than ai actually rode for.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:48 PM   #27006
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How about to celebrate the end of 2013, we all post one photo of the best ride we had all year? Or a photo that really makes you happy about riding this year. It might be an interesting way to see what we've all loved the best in this last riding season.
I know I'm a little late here...

I'm going to copy Eddy with this one:


As for the ride, all of then have been great. Heck a bad day on the bike is better than a good day at work. Right?!

But if I had to put a specific ride it would be the S500.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #27007
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I wear some fleece pants for on REI over my jeans but under my stitch. The pants are supposed to be wind resistant to50mph which helps. My feet ate the thing that freezes the most. I have heated socks now but running the cable to them is a pain. Pre electric gear I remember riding down Broad on my Ninja 250 when it was 17 degrees. It was a short ride and I avoided the highway because the higher the speed the worse the wind chill. I think it took longer to suit up than ai actually rode for.
I miss a big faired street bike this time of year. The DR makes tough riding below 40F.



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Old 01-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #27008
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I rode out this afternoon on Cartersville Road, Amphill Road, and wound my way through a few back roads to Cumberland Court House. Then down Rte 13 and Genito Road back home. Total 95 miles. It warmed up to the high 30s before I got home. Clear sunny skies and a great day for a ride. Now I wish I had started earlier and taken 56 out to the Mountain View Market.

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Old 01-04-2014, 07:19 PM   #27009
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Yeah a little chilly out. I've been off since Mid December and go back to work on Monday. I'll be in the car since I have to be at Richmond General Dist. all day. Might ride the rest of the week if it is dry.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #27010
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[QUOTE=ddlewis;23134792]I miss a big faired street bike this time of year. The DR makes tough riding below 40F.
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Get a larger shield. Massive Golding size.

I did get a larger shield for the Vstrom. Nice an wide so it spread the air past the grips. It worked great yesterday when it was 22 F. Now I just need heated sox.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:31 PM   #27011
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Talking Riding weather is here

Sorry to mention my weather but I did manage to smash my fender today if that makes ya'll feel better
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:54 PM   #27012
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:33 AM   #27013
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Congrats to Gretchen!! You have a great deal to be pleased and proud of Guy.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:40 AM   #27014
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Congrats to Gretchen!! You have a great deal to be pleased and proud of Guy.
+1 on that Guy.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:46 AM   #27015
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Sorry to mention my weather but I did manage to smash my fender today if that makes ya'll feel better
Dang! Did that ditch across the road behind you swallow you up?
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