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Old 11-24-2012, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Too Cold??

I was wondering when was everyone's limit on cold and riding???

Personally, it's not so much the cold, as it is the crud that makes the roads treacherous. Down to freezing, no problem, but I do Plug in for anything below 50 for extended periods of time....
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Under 40 F is too cold for me.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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50 Fahrenheit + is great. Lower than that for me equals more gear. Do not ride below freezing.
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When it is uncomfortably too cold to ride nood.
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I've gone -18* C. but max 60 KPH and not for very long as the fullface frosted up. As long as there is no ice on the road I will ride. I avoid drivers as much as possible because they do not expect to see a motorcycle in winter. Ideally my bike and I run best at about 0-10* C. with dry conditions. It is 0* now and sunny. Gotta go. See ya!
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Depends on how much gear you have. Lower than about 45 you really need something fancier than jeans and a normal jacket.

I got stuck on a rainy 40 degree ride recently and my hands about froze off using uninsulated gloves.. I stopped at a gas station and got some one-time use hand warmers that hunters typically use. Stuffed them in my gloves and felt much better.
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Depends...this time of year I can leave the house when it's near 80F, and then head up into the mountains and reach the snow-line where it's bloody cold...then I know it's time to go home...or at least lower.
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with a heated vest and grips ill ride to 32f. after that i worry about ice on the road.


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Lower 40's typically is about my lower limit. I've ridden in the 30's but it just isn't enjoyable; it becomes an endurance test by then, so why do it?

I would be happy to ride at lower temps, but I don't have any heated gear. Heck, I don't even have any winter gear - I wear the same jacket at jacket, pants, boots, and gloves at 40 as at 100, I just open everything up in the summer and add base-layers in the winter. I do have heated grips though, and they come on pretty much any time it gets down around 60 if it's not sunny out. Since they're there, might as well use 'em!
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I'll ride anytime roads are dry, 27 F is the lowest I've ridden, I do have heated vest and gloves, though.
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