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Old 03-25-2013, 02:02 PM   #31
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I watched your videos (and commented). They are great. Keep them coming.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #32
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There was a guy in Minnesota that rode a scooter nearly every day to work for two winters and blogged about it. You should do something like that. Especially since our winter will never end.

http://www.ridetowork.org/blog/

How many minutes is your commute?

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #33
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There was a guy in Minnesota that rode a scooter nearly every day to work for two winters and blogged about it. You should do something like that. Especially since our winter will never end.

http://www.ridetowork.org/blog/

How many minutes is your commute?
Here's a little something for the winter that never ends
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-S...04152c&vxp=mtr
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #34
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I've always wondered if those actually worked without interfering with the levers. My other issue is that when I'm racking up mikes on the highway, I like to tale my right hand off the grip and rest it on my leg to give it a break (Carpel Tunnel). If they work that well I may have to give them a try next winter.
I have a set of mitts. Mine have a plastic along the outside so they don't push against the levers. I have read that without the plastic, they may push against the levers and engage the brake lights, depending on your speed.

Last fall, I purchased a Tucano leg cover. It was great in the cold and rain. I had to order online and have it shipped from UK. Expensive, but was worth it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #35
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I have a set of mitts. Mine have a plastic along the outside so they don't push against the levers. I have read that without the plastic, they may push against the levers and engage the brake lights, depending on your speed.

Last fall, I purchased a Tucano leg cover. It was great in the cold and rain. I had to order online and have it shipped from UK. Expensive, but was worth it.
I use ski pants over my regular work pants in serious cold. I bought 2 pair at walmart.com last spring as close-outs for $15 a piece and was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked on single digit mornings. They work just as well as the pair I bought at REI for $85 on sale. Just not sure they'll be as durable as the REI pair.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:28 AM   #36
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Last fall, I purchased a Tucano leg cover. It was great in the cold and rain. I had to order online and have it shipped from UK. Expensive, but was worth it.
Every scooter I saw in France had one of these skirts on it (most were made by Tucano Urbano - Bagster makes one, too). They're really nice in that they keep you out of the elements while riding but also double as a tonneau while the scoot is parked. So, the saddle and step-thru stay dry on rainy days.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:42 AM   #37
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A secret ingredient-How I stay warm in the cold

Hey all,
I posted a short video on the secret ingredient I use to stay warm when it's zero degrees and there's a biting wind in you're face.

There's more than just layering, though layering "properly" is important.

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