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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Well, the weatherman lied to me again, said it was supposed to be a balmy 33 this morning, but it turned out to be 28. I think my eyeballs have finally thawed and my legs are a little less numb! But at least I'm riding again! Keep the shiny side up brothers.
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A balmy 33 degrees? What you got running in those viens? Antifreeze?

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Nope, I'm from Wisconsin... our veins are filled with malted hops and cheese curds!!
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I thought it was peppermint schnapps, and brauts(sp)?

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Once upon a time, there was a forum contest to take a picture of your bike in front of a bank or whatever showing the temp. Coldest rider -- the winner. You, sir, coulda been a contender!!!

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I've done a lot of around town riding in the upper 20s to lower 30s as long as there isn't any precipitation on the ground.

Then one day I took a 120 mile ride which started out at 28 degrees and was about 3/4 or better highway. Since my previous cold weather riding was around town I wasn't ready and didn't put on enough layers. But I did have electric gloves which helped...A LOT!!!

By the time I got to my destination I was so cold I didn't start shivering until 5 minutes after I got off the bike

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as long as there's no salt and/or ice on the roads, I'll ride. Generally around town, but I've done longer trips. I fell into the "under prepared" group once myself. Started my ride at 50 degrees, but like an idiot I didn't figure that A: I was driving 4 hours north from where I was and B: the sun was dropping. I was borderline hypothermic when I got to where I was going. Live and learn I suppose. Now I generally wear my carhartt bibs, woolrich uppers, neck gator, and ice armor gloves. The coldest I've ridden was -10 but that was only 30 miles.
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The coldest I've ridden was -10 but that was only 30 miles.
I think you just might be out of your box...

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I figure if people can snowmobile in even colder temps, I can roll. Like I said, no salt, no ice.
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