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Old 11-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What is this "Fahrenheit" of which you speak? Back in the old days I'd break the ice on my seat, pour boiling water over the clutch and brake cables, don my trusty Belstaff and set off. Mind you, back then I had no choice! These days my bikes lives in the garage from November till March. I've gone soft in my old age!
Oh, M.G., I didn't know you were a secret Yorkshireman.
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Next week would be borderline too cold for me - 30's in the mornings - but I have to go up to DC for training all week, so I'm going to ride anyway. Tuesday might be the only really dicey day; forecast for a chance of rain. It's only a 40% chance, but knowing my luck, I'll hit all 40 of it.
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Told to me when I was 17 in a pub in Yorkshire, and tried to buy a round- "you're in Yorkshire now, son, and you'll not buy a Yorkshireman a drink". Got pretty toasted that night without spending a dime.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Told to me when I was 17 in a pub in Yorkshire, and tried to buy a round- "you're in Yorkshire now, son, and you'll not buy a Yorkshireman a drink". Got pretty toasted that night without spending a dime.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:12 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Oh, M.G., I didn't know you were a secret Yorkshireman.
Lol! I live in a frontier town. The dreaded Yorkshire is but 2 miles away. It seems that the nearer you are to Yorkshire, the more the dominant Lancashire genes come to the fore! That's my theory anyhow!
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I don't own any heated gear, and have to wear hospital scrub pants to work at night, so if the low is 40 F I draw the line. Prefer to draw the line at 50 F though.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:27 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Couple of days last week I commuted in on my bike, 38-39F when I left in the morning. My riding buddy says I'm a wimp for using electric gear, but I'm a warm, happy wimp. Much lower, and I don't like the risk of ice; we routinely get black ice when the air temp is ~34-35F, if it was colder over-night.
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I don't own any heated gear, and have to wear hospital scrub pants to work at night, so if the low is 40 F I draw the line. Prefer to draw the line at 50 F though.
Get an over-suit or pants. I use them even in the summer.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #29 (permalink)
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coldest morning commute so far 27 degrees.... The roads have to be bone dry and hopefully a little sun shining... I don't have any heated gear so I think that's about as cold as I'm gonna go... recreational cruising has to be around 50 or its just too cold to for me to really enjoy the ride...

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I never commute( I'm a truck driver and I park my truck a mike from the house- what's the point). Usually only get to ride on the weekends. Once it snows I'm usually off the bike since I don't have a garage, and the place I store it is too much a pain to take it out for just a ride here or there. I usually get her out in march, but anybody who knows the northeast, it's pretty varied that time of year....from a blizzard to 70 degrees, who knows!


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