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Old 02-16-2015, 05:27 AM   #1
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Who Else Loves cold weather riding?

Ever since I got the heated jacket and gloves I love cold weather riding. My lowest has been 9 degrees, and i still did not have it cranked up to the highest setting.

I can get dressed as fast as I could on a 95 degree day now that I do not have all the layers to contend with.

Honestly I think i now dread summer. I would take 9 to 55 degrees over above 85 degrees any day.

Severe wind and ice on roads are the only stopping forces now.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:20 AM   #2
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You can shove that cold weather up your...

From me, cold weather is time to ride the dirtbike, all the gear and slow speeds make for a good ride. I ride with the same clothing at 30 degrees as I do at 60. In the 20s, I might put a jacket on. Below 20, might put on thicker gloves than regular dirt gloves.

Once temps get above 70, it is dual sport weather.

Above 85, it is mountain bike weather.

I have heater gear, I would rather not have to wear it.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:49 AM   #3
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I can't say I love it but when the alternative is not riding, I'll get out and ride. I do need to invest in some heated gloves.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:14 AM   #4
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No. That's why they invented skiing.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:44 AM   #5
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I love it - but then, as a person, I run hot - I start to sweat as soon as it gets above 17c. It's 10c today and that's, for me t-shirt weather. And anyway, the bike runs so sweetly when it's 0c :)

Black ice though or when it's snowing - not so much - but those crisp winter days when the skies are blue, the roads are empty and there's a nice nip in the air - gimme!
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:46 AM   #6
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cold air = free horsepower
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:49 AM   #7
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ice on roads are the only stopping forces now.
don't let that stop you, amazing what a set of studded tires will do for a bike

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Old 02-16-2015, 08:50 AM   #8
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don't let that stop you, amazing what a set of studded tires will do for a bike

Not an option, we never have snow stick and the only ice so far this year has been one night in January and a chance for some tonight. Slight rain now and in the low 20s tonight.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:14 AM   #9
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Oh, HSV!

Changes the definition of cold weather!

Been that way more than a time or two in recent years, you've got some nice riding there.

Plus, there's Lawler's....
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:36 AM   #10
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Who Else Loves cold weather riding? Eskimo...
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:56 AM   #11
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I thoroughly got over my desire to ride in cold weather when I took a ride in 0F (-17C) last year.

If it's not over 25f or so I'm not riding. If it's not over 35f or so I'm not riding long distance.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:16 AM   #12
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No heated gear and I was still sweating on this ride in the N. GA. MTNS:

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Old 02-16-2015, 03:26 PM   #13
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No heated gear and I was still sweating on this ride in the N. GA. MTNS:

I really enjoyed riding with you, you bring a spirit of enjoyment like no other.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:38 PM   #14
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:01 PM   #15
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gloves?

Army, which heated gloves do you have?
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