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post #41 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 11:26 AM
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been in the low 30s at 4:30 am all this week- that is COLD for so cal!!

This morning was the first time this year my toes got cold...

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post #42 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Get some leather lowers to go on ur crash bars they help alot

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I am tired of all this rain we have been getting this week haven't rode any at all I just would like to see the sun again and don't care if its only 20 degree if dry then I could go riding

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I am tired of all this rain we have been getting this week haven't rode any at all I just would like to see the sun again and don't care if its only 20 degree if dry then I could go riding
Me too. This is the longest I've gone without riding since I bought her.

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The last I heard we have had 6 inches of rain since Sunday

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The last I heard we have had 6 inches of rain since Sunday
I may not even be able to get out of my dirt road for a few days after it stops. It is bad mud right now.

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I'm a little lucky there I have gravel on my driveway

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Been riding to work all this new year and had not seen a single bike until coming home Saturday after noon seen 3 and that's all I have seen out so far this year
I'm still in the process of re-establishing my thresholds with all the wind protection the CCT provides. Last night I was logging some more break in miles and at 41 degrees I wasn't very uncomfortable and I was only wearing moderate weight gloves and jacket along with chaps. Of course the hand warmers were on but not the seat. I would not venture out on my previous bikes at that temperature even thought I had gear that would keep me warm. Just too bulky and deprived me of the ability to "feel" the bike. More like I was just hanging on and hoping I'd not have to quickly react to anything. I'm estimating this bike will add about 15 degrees of comfort in that at around 35 degrees I would be about as comfortable as I would have been at 50 degrees on my Street Glide. But since the morning lows have been in the teens, sometimes lower, there's not been much riding to work.
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I'm a little lucky there I have gravel on my driveway
Having gravel is lucky? I have a saying: Gravel is not a road surface. It's a road HAZARD.

I guess you have more nerve than I have.

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Just too bulky and deprived me of the ability to "feel" the bike. More like I was just hanging on and hoping I'd not have to quickly react to anything.
Winter riding gear doesn't have to be bulky. T-shirts and shorts are not appropriate, but I'm comfortable in the upper twenties with a plain leather motorcycle jacket and an electric liner jacket, with boots, heated gloves, jeans, thin wool scarf and long undies. It seems like a lot, now that I look at what I've written, but it's not bulky.

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