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post #111 of 176 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 01:30 AM
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30c in down town Adelaide OZ beautiful ride weather did the rounds catchin up with mates but its about to get real hot 40+ over the next few days
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Yesterday was a gorgeous day to ride in Austin, but my lengthy honey-do list kept me grounded in spite of the 60f sunny afternoon. Late in the day I decided to go remember how to ride my Suzuki and did a 10 minute ride that convinced me that riding to my evening appointment was a good idea. I left for the 30 minute 55-70mph ride just after the sun set and was just chilly when I arrived and it was about 49f. But the ride home 3 hours and 10 degrees later was miserable. I think heated gloves are a must for highway speeds below 45f, at least for me.
Jealous.....we had snow on the ground at 28 degrees. Bike stored since Nov. Living in a colder climate I can get by with a heavy winter glove at 45, below that the heated stuff is definitely more comfortable. One of these days I'll splurge on heated grips as well.
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its about 5'C and getting colder, so this is my defence.
with the heated grips as well I have warm hands..!
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post #114 of 176 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 09:22 AM
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Living in a colder climate I can get by with a heavy winter glove at 45, below that the heated stuff is definitely more comfortable.
I just have a hard time talking myself into buying either of them since it's less than 5x a year I would use winter-type gloves and decent winter motorcycling gloves are $50-75. But I would have paid $100 for a pair on my ride home the other night if someone along the way would have sold them to me at a stop light.

Ordinarily I get away with my leather (summer, unlined) gloves all the time and it only gets really uncomfortable under 50F and for rides longer than about 10 minutes between stops. I can imagine glove liners might help a lot but I'm concerned they wouldn't fit under my gloves. Maybe before next winter I'll get some colder riding gear.

One thing I did notice is that the fins on my Bonneville's cylinders don't get warm enough to warm your hands at stop lights as I had hoped they would.

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Stopped using leather gloves many years ago and switched to Deerskin. Use the lined deerskin gauntlet for fall. www.foxcreekleather.com USA Made gloves and easy to work with for exchanges size wise. Deerskin doesn't get hard when wet like leather.
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Stopped using leather gloves many years ago and switched to Deerskin.
I was using the term "leather" generically as opposed to a textile or synthetic glove.

I actually think my gloves might be goat skin but they don't "get hard when wet" whatever, and neither does cowhide in my experience. I don't see the distinction to deer skin.

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No attempt here to start a "contest"...I prefer the deerskin ....https://www.foxcreekleather.com/deer...owhide-gloves/
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Stopped using leather gloves many years ago and switched to Deerskin. Use the lined deerskin gauntlet for fall. www.foxcreekleather.com USA Made gloves and easy to work with for exchanges size wise. Deerskin doesn't get hard when wet like leather.
You are correct. Over time leather gloves get stiff and crack, after being wet and dry, too often. Deer skin lasts the longest in those conditions. Deer skin is also softer and more pliable.
I do not let my gloves get wet. I have covers for them, as all leather will ultimately leak, and deteriorate.

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Took a 250 mile ride last Sunday in temperatures that ranged from 51° to 64°F along the route. I was very comfortable in a North Face Thermoball vest under a Roland Sands Squad jacket. Also had Freeze-Out Warm'R long johns on under my jeans and insulated deerskin gloves on. Great ride, too! it was the day after a storm and the blue sky was punctuated by big white clouds which really complemented the landscape.

It has rained every day since, often hard. Tonight, the last of the storms is supposed to blow past us and the National Weather Service is forecasting sunny and 76°F for Saturday. A friend and I are planning to ride to the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale to check out the A-12, SR-71, and U-2 they have there. Not sure whether we'll go over or around the mountains yet.

So yeah, I'm still riding.

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Rode some yesterday, because it was in the low 70's. Same for today, low 70's. Almost 80F in Escondido this weekend. I posted about 15 pics on the "biker hang-out" section just a few mins ago.

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