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Old 10-07-2012, 07:25 AM   #2671
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:36 AM   #2672
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Heated riding stuff. Recommendations?

Well it looks like the remaining riding season may require heated gear to make it more enjoyable.

I don't have any and wonder what others like and where you got it. I have some lightweight batteries and if I had heated stuff would also use it while waiting at the bus stop when it is -35C.

Was thinking of gloves and vest. Gloves over handlebar warmers since I could then use them off the motorcycle.


Found a review of a heated vest that was favorable. http://www.webbikeworld.com/heated-m...nergy/vest.htm
But found an adv thread that showed a common controller problem. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...master+Synergy
The vest is good and the company replaces bad controllers but the replacements can fail also. Could always get a different brand controller http://www.warmnsafe.com/heat-trollers/ and adapter http://www.warmnsafe.com/tour-master...oller-adapter/ .
The tourmaster golves seemed good too and are compatible with the vest. Of course the controllers are known to fail also.

The Gerbing heated vest costs more and does not include a controller. They are highly recommended on some threads on advrider. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=heated+vest
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=heated+vest . On those threads the gerbing and Warm and safe are recommended.

Warm and safe is supposed to have a discount by typing "ADVFORUM"

Price well probably help me make up my mind.

flossandfly screwed with this post 10-08-2012 at 03:41 PM Reason: had more info
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:09 AM   #2673
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Well it looks like the remaining riding season may require heated gear to make it more enjoyable.

I don't have any and wonder what others like and where you got it. I have some lightweight batteries and if I had heated stuff would also use it while waiting at the bus stop when it is -35C.

Was thinking of gloves and vest. Gloves over handlebar warmers since I could then use them off the motorcycle.
I have a vest i bought at a harly shop works great, and my daughter likes to borrow it too she was very happy with it .now they have the same thing with sleeves was not available when i bought my vest. No regrets buying it only wished i would of done it sooner
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #2674
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I have a vest i bought at a harly shop works great, and my daughter likes to borrow it too she was very happy with it .now they have the same thing with sleeves was not available when i bought my vest. No regrets buying it only wished i would of done it sooner
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Thanks alberta bob. I think I should stop delaying too, just want to see what others like.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #2675
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Thanks alberta bob. I think I should stop delaying too, just want to see what others like.
I've been riding mostly year round for the past 4 or years. I've had a few vests and they all seem to heat about the same. I think controllers are highly over rated, I simply switch it and turn it off once I get hot, then on when cold. Its not rocket surgery...

Also, I'd highly recommend getting one without a collar. All it does is add bulk. I have an unusually thick neck and find it to be a PITA when combining with a balaclava, scarf or neck sock kinda thing. Oh, and call me gay if you like, but I find that stupid looking silk scarf from Aerostich to be one of my new favorite pieces of gear. Keeps out the breeze when cool and can be wet down when its hot.

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #2676
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Anybody interested in a Chasing Snow ride this weekend?

Maybe start in Dutch Creek, bust arse (possibly literally) over North Fork to Elkford for some delicious food, then either back over the mountains (and snow) on Race Horse to the trucks through Dutch Creek, or make an overnighter at Fernie to ride the Flathead and areas back to the staging area?

No idea of snow conditions. We'd have to get some good local info before attempting. Worst case we rip up Dutch Creek which is pretty fun actually. Lots of flowing quad trails for our bikes that have a few extra lbs.

Need to guage interest sooner rather then later to prep bike and find a dog sitter.

Of course, riders must be prepared for EVERYTHING. This time of year you don't F*** with mother nature especially at 7000 ft.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:46 AM   #2677
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Sixes inches snow on forestry last monday night and up to a foot at the end of dutch creek road on monday night as well. That was a week ago.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #2678
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Busty your butts is right up and over north fork in snow. Avatar picture is about two hundred yards from BC border. A buddy is hunting up there today will phone him tonight.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:48 AM   #2679
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Busty your butts is right up and over north fork in snow. Avatar picture is about two hundred yards from BC border. A buddy is hunting up there today will phone him tonight.
I'd appreciate if you could keep us informed. Tomorrow is another questions mark but it should be melting at the same time with a decent forecast.

6" of snow isn't an issue. 1 ft makes it difficult.


Spring riding over passes often waits till July or even august for snow to melt, avy debi to be removed, etc. Figure if conditions allow some others would be interested in making the run. I didn't get a good dual sport ride in this year. (local anyways)

If the 1ft of fresh in this location becomes common I'm going to start working on my sled and waxing my board!

I hope the Fernie area gets pounded this year! Golden and area has gotten too busy.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #2680
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Just talked to my friend. He goes out and feeds the horses at blue brahma then hunts on the way back.
Rain knocked down snow to almost nothing but started snowing lightly last night. About two inches of fluff on ground sunday night when he left.
He does not go everyday but alternates. He says some light snow is forcast for the area pretty much everyday.
Will post up again in a couple days.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:56 AM   #2681
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Just talked to my friend. He goes out and feeds the horses at blue brahma then hunts on the way back.
Rain knocked down snow to almost nothing but started snowing lightly last night. About two inches of fluff on ground sunday night when he left.
He does not go everyday but alternates. He says some light snow is forcast for the area pretty much everyday.
Will post up again in a couple days.

Awesome!

Your buddy is a very helpful person!

Here I'm wondering about snow and my buddies JUST crossed over the Mexican border 5 minutes ago. =( Wish I could have went with them this go-around. I miss Mexico.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #2682
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Rode to work downtown this morning at 6AM. Does that count as an adventure? Chilly. Heated grips are nice and the calf robe bridge wasn't as icy as the radio said despite the 20 car pile up last night!
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #2683
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Originally Posted by Beema Killa
Rode to work downtown this morning at 6AM. Does that count as an adventure? Chilly. Heated grips are nice and the calf robe bridge wasn't as icy as the radio said despite the 20 car pile up last night!

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I'd say so. I may take mine tomorrow morning, since I can wash off the salt (they are laying down) when I get to work.
Don't do it. I like riding with you guys and want you to be around next spring.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:26 AM   #2684
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Rode to work downtown this morning at 6AM. Does that count as an adventure? Chilly. Heated grips are nice and the calf robe bridge wasn't as icy as the radio said despite the 20 car pile up last night!
The snow isn't the issues, the ice and other calgary drivers are!

Thinking of swapping out bike trip this weekend with another poser "day" coffee meet-up if anybody is interested.

No real plans other then some work on my truck. Wouldn't mind getting a coffee to enjoy a nice fall day.

I'd also entertain some trail riding if it reports show snow is reasonable out there.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #2685
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Just talked to my friend on snow conditions Dutch creek. Last night just a skiff of snow on the ground He is not going out there again till Saterday.
Today he is in Turner valley and he says Calgary got way more snow then there.
Hope this helps.
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