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Old 02-08-2019, 06:02 PM
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Coldest I rode in was 37ーF. Never again. It sucked bad!

I rode to work about 17 miles on the freeway. Once I got off the freeway at the offramp light, I grabbed the jugs to warm my fingers. They hurt bad once I got to work and they warmed up. I won't ride if it gets colder than 50ーF.
Old 02-08-2019, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Apendejo View Post
To the OP. Do you know Bob Donley? Even he don't ride when it's that cold.
cant say I do
Old 02-08-2019, 08:39 PM
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Nice! I rode about 150 miles yesterday it was 75 degrees and sunny! Tomorrow morning will be 34 and dark when I leave for work so I should take the car but I still have the itch to ride so I might bundle up and ride the 30 miles to work
Old 02-08-2019, 08:54 PM
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I'm with Bwall, if it's 35* and the roads are clear with no salt, I'm out. Only thing I ever had trouble with was cold fingers, the battery powered gloves took care of that problem.

The salt covered roads are the only thing keeping the bike in the garage right now.
Old 02-08-2019, 09:25 PM
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I've ridden as low as 42, shield, soft lowers and fur lined army air corp flight pants I picked up at a surplus store years ago, Today it was 7 and a wind chill of -22. I'm stubborn, but I'm not stupid.
Old 02-08-2019, 09:36 PM
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I'd ride if I could afford heated gear. AND the roads were dry. Ohio
Old 02-08-2019, 09:41 PM
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I ride daily and yes I am in cali (high desert) temps been in the 27s to 30s with 10 to 20 mph winds daily when I get off work. If i didnt have heated gear i wouldn't be riding. The lowers and RGS makes a big difference
Old 02-08-2019, 11:58 PM
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Live in Sacramento, worked in Santa Rosa. 110 miles door to door 1 way. Starting about mid Novemberr, temps when I would leave in the mornings were 33-35 deg most of the time. My commuter is Ultra Limited with heated seat and grips, thermals, chaps, Carhart over leather jacket, BMW cold weather gloves. Tolerable for the 2+hour ride.
Old 02-09-2019, 06:15 AM
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It痴 only in the 60s this morning but I知 going for it too. Ride safe!
Old 02-09-2019, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by SWFLGuy View Post
It痴 only in the 60s this morning but I知 going for it too. Ride safe!
I知 going to wait until it warms to 70 later this morning.

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