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Old 01-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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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
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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I would love to be able to ride my bike to work but I work out of my company truck and keep it at my house. There is a guy I pass going to work every day for the last 5 years who rides what I believe is a HD with no windshield, even when it is 20 some degrees outside! The windshield will come off my XR in the summertime but for cold weather and/or week long trips the shield is staying on. Got some vinyl closeouts from Santa and some heated grips to put on when I get a chance to put on to make my weekend rides in the cold a little more comfortable.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #3
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Business as usual - riding to work everyday unless it rains. Today's forecast: 0% chance of precipitation.

67F right now, but in the morning and evening when I ride to and from work, it's high 40's or low 50's. I am not complaining!
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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I would love to be able to ride my bike to work but I work out of my company truck and keep it at my house. There is a guy I pass going to work every day for the last 5 years who rides what I believe is a HD with no windshield, even when it is 20 some degrees outside! The windshield will come off my XR in the summertime but for cold weather and/or week long trips the shield is staying on. Got some vinyl closeouts from Santa and some heated grips to put on when I get a chance to put on to make my weekend rides in the cold a little more comfortable.
U will enjoy the closeout they make a big difference around ur feet and ankle and the Vic heated grips r great I ride bout 53 miles one way to work
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Business as usual - riding to work everyday unless it rains. Today's forecast: 0% chance of precipitation.

67F right now, but in the morning and evening when I ride to and from work, it's high 40's or low 50's. I am not complaining!
When I leave its bout 24 in the morn and anywhere from 34 to 40 going home so far this year
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When I leave its bout 24 in the morn and anywhere from 34 to 40 going home so far this year
You must have some good heated gear, or much thicker skin then me. Luckily I'm spoiled rotten with the weather. I own only summer riding gloves.
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The only heated gear I have is the heated grips and gear Canada heated gloves
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The only heated gear I have is the heated grips and gear Canada heated gloves
You're a polar bear! Ride safe and stay warm.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #9
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When I leave its bout 24 in the morn and anywhere from 34 to 40 going home so far this year
It's about the same here. A little warmer. I don't have far to go to work, so I can handle the upper 30's.

Don't see many bikes in the morning, but when I go out to the base, there are always 4 or 5 in the parking lot. Those guys all have to be at work around 6:00 in the morning, I am not sure I could do that. I usually don't head out to about 8:30, and the sun is up. When it's in the lower 30's and dark that is freaking cold, at least to a southern boy like me.
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Ride to work every day and temps have been from 28-40 in the morning. No heated gear. See a few bikes now and then. This morning it was 37 and saw two scooters out. One fool was wearing basketball shorts and a t- shirt.
On a side not, on Dec. 9, 10 and 11, I made a road trip from Las Vegas to Savannah, Georgia to deliver a car to my son and the entire time on the road I saw one sport bike in El Paso and a Goldwing Trike somewhere in Louisiana. Not much winter riding going on!


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