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On Monday I'm leaving Long Island to head down to Philly. I'll meet up with a friend and we'll head north and spend several days riding around New York, New Hampshire, Maine, etc.

I'm trying to decide if I should take my heated gloves and jacket. It would free up quite a bit of room to leave them home, but I really hate being cold when I'm riding. The weather's calling for lows of 45ish and highs of 70ish. We won't be doing any super long days because it's a pleasure jaunt and we have nowhere special to be on any given day.

Any advice from experienced trippers?

Thanks,
Nancy
 

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Whether you should pack heat or not depends on how cold it's going to be. I think the lows this weekend are going to drop into the 40s.
 

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I would if I were you.
 

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Make room for the heated gear! You won't regret it.
 

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I was all ready to make cold jokes in a gun thread and now I'm forced to scrabble for gun jokes in a cold thread.

Bad form!
 

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Take the gear. If it's cold you'll need it, if it's not cold you wasted a little space, oh dear.
 

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In the wordes of the famous surfer Corky...

"It is much better to be hot than cold."
 

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Coastal northeast Massachusetts was 43 degrees at dawn a few days ago. Warms up nicely after about 10 am. Standard gloves for sure, heated stuff.....well that depends on how much time you plan on riding after the sun sets.
 

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At this time of year in the northeast, you can't go wrong packing heated gear.

If you happen to get wet at temperatures below 70 degrees, you'll be happy you have it.
If you happen to get wet at temperatures below 50 degrees, it could be a game changer.

Have a great trip.
 

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I was all ready to make cold jokes in a gun thread and now I'm forced to scrabble for gun jokes in a cold thread.

Bad form!
I'm in the same boat. I wanted to make a sarcastic response and ended up making one that was sort of relevant.

I guess I should have read the original post first.
 

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You can use the "heated" gear without plugging it in, makes it suitable for a wide range of chilly to downright cold temperatures. The East Coast has a cold front moving in today, it'll be beautiful during the day but certainly not too warm, and chilly after the sun goes down.
 

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Seriously, you guys don't make that packing heat joke when you have your heated gear? Hmph.

Thanks for the advice. The gear is packed and now I'm hoping for cold weather so I can show off.

P.S. Lefty, your response was in no way helpful. Does that help? hee hee
 

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Aye, aye, captain!
 
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