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Old 01-19-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Kudos to the rider last night.....

Last night my wife was on her way home from work at 12AM.....the temperature was bout 0 degrees Fahrenheit.... a motorcyclist passed her on the interstate...

YOU DA MAN!


This Buds for you, Mister I don't care how cold it is I'm gonna ride anyway MAN!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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same thing happned to me the other day when it was 6 degrees. Wow, wanted to shake that man's cold hand.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:06 PM   #4
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About eight years ago I was getting on the freeway in the winter when a guy on a big v twin went by wearing a huge grin. I was layered with long underwear, pants, t-shirt, flannel shirt, coat and Aerostich roadcrafter to go with my boots and gloves, and I was cold. Mr v-twin was wearing boots, jeans, a white t-shirt, a leather vest, a half helmet and fingerless gloves. And sunglasses. Gotta have the sunglasses.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:36 AM   #5
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About eight years ago I was getting on the freeway in the winter when a guy on a big v twin went by wearing a huge grin. I was layered with long underwear, pants, t-shirt, flannel shirt, coat and Aerostich roadcrafter to go with my boots and gloves, and I was cold. Mr v-twin was wearing boots, jeans, a white t-shirt, a leather vest, a half helmet and fingerless gloves. And sunglasses. Gotta have the sunglasses.
Maybe they were electrically heated sunglasses
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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I hear crystal meth really warms you up ;-)
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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Saw a guy in Scotland like that once - I was snugly behing my RT's big fairing with all my layers and waterproof gear AND electrics. I was ok but it had been raining all day and was chilly. Met a guy at a motorway services wearing an old, damp, black leather jacket, half helmet and jeans, riding a hardtail Triumph chopper. He said he had come 200+ miles with another 200+ to go and was fine! I would have been too cold to speak.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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Hah! Been there, done that more than once. Most recently just last weekend...not a lot of fun.

Guy was probably going as fast as he dared to get home before he froze to death.
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The faster you go, the colder you feel, the faster you get numb, the less cold it feels.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #10
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My second cousin was once seen out jogging along the side of the road in a singlet and his footy shorts. In germany, mid winter, with snow everywhere.

He was training for the All Blacks
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #11
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Last night my wife was on her way home from work at 12AM.....the temperature was bout 0 degrees Fahrenheit.... a motorcyclist passed her on the interstate...

YOU DA MAN!


This Buds for you, Mister I don't care how cold it is I'm gonna ride anyway MAN!!
Was it a red GS?

Most likely wrong part of the state. . .
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:34 AM   #12
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I used to do Long Distance Walking (25-30 miles a day) in shorts.
Walking into sleet, ice would build up on the front of my sweat shirt and my legs would be bright red - but I was warm and literally steaming!
Then I got a circulation (heart) problem and nearly had to stop motorcycling.
BUT...
I discovered heated clothing.
It saved me and my motorcycling. It's all about "circulation".
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:06 AM   #13
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Was it a red GS?

Most likely wrong part of the state. . .

She wouldn't know the difference between a Red GS or a Red Ruckus....it had two wheels and an engine....It was motorcycle that's all the info I got
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:36 AM   #14
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About eight years ago I was getting on the freeway in the winter when a guy on a big v twin went by wearing a huge grin. I was layered with long underwear, pants, t-shirt, flannel shirt, coat and Aerostich roadcrafter to go with my boots and gloves, and I was cold. Mr v-twin was wearing boots, jeans, a white t-shirt, a leather vest, a half helmet and fingerless gloves. And sunglasses. Gotta have the sunglasses.
He was probably frozen into that position. Did you happen to see him anytime after the first bend in the road
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:53 AM   #15
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You can dress for anything (I've been all day on the sled at -25) but what worries me is ice on the road... no low temp biking for me.
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