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Old 11-10-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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How cold is too cold for you to ride?

Just curious what each of you can stand before you say enough is enough? When I leave from and to work it may be down in the low 50's or upper 40's that's about it for me!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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Never to cold to quit riding. But can always get cold enough for more clothes/gear.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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I live in San Antonio so it's never too cold to ride!
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:54 PM   #4
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As long as there's no snow, ice, or salt on the road, I ride. I was out there this morning and it was 27* when I left the house. I started at 5:15 am and rode for a little over 100 miles at an average speed of 80mph. I didn't mind.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:15 PM   #5
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my personal low is about low 40's thus far in the morning on the commute to work which is 29 miles one way.

What do you guys/girls like to ride in when the weather is that cold?
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:21 PM   #6
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For short rides (around the block a few times).....I'll do around freezing to high 20's.

Long rides......mid 40's, I'm getting too old for the cold stuff.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:34 PM   #7
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Do you use heated clothes.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:17 PM   #8
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Me too, freezing to high 20's. Just got in from a half hour ride in 34 degrees with rain. I sport a Penguins Hockey Jersey over my jacket in the winter. Actually the reason I got the hockey jersey was to ride in the winter more than for the sport of hockey itself
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:34 PM   #9
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I need to invest in a good pair of gloves for the cold....
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:11 AM   #10
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^^^ If you have undertail exhaust, when youre at a red light put it in neutral and alternate holding your hands in the exhaust air
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:16 PM   #11
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A Bit of a Fair Weather Rider...

I live in Toronto Ontario Canada, and generally we shut it down for Dec/Jan/Feb/, then fire everything back up the first warm day in March.


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Old 12-18-2008, 07:47 PM   #12
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I live in Toronto Ontario Canada, and generally we shut it down for Dec/Jan/Feb/, then fire everything back up the first warm day in March.


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You guys have some nice roads to ride up in Canada? It's been MANY years since I've been there about 25 to be exact LOL...
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:05 AM   #13
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I live in the hills of Kentucky, I wait till April, for sure in May.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:25 PM   #14
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too cold to ride?

As long as there's no snow I'm good. Some really good things I've found are ; a rock climbing baclava which is like a ski mask only not as thick and bulky, I have a pair of Shift gloves, an Icon jacket with a gortex liner and Alpenstar race boots with a gortex liner. Couple that with insulated Carharts (I work outside) and I can commute a couple of hours in relative comfort.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:29 AM   #15
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Sounds great, I'll get that gear sometime and try um.

Thanks
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:53 PM   #16
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I'm in the northeast - last year, I rode every week through the winter. This year, not so much. As long as there is no snow on the ground, I'd be out. This year, though, I decided the salt took too much out of the bike. Some of my anodized fairing bolts got eaten away, and the salt stained my lower fairing. I rode with a facemask, Joe Rocket Textile jacket, Joe Rocket textile pants, tcs boots and some GREAT skiing gloves. Under, I had all under armour cold gear (including socks). The only time i remember being cold - it was 9 degrees! I'm going to wait until some march showers take care of some of the salt, then fire her up. Hopefully sooner than later, though. I am jonesing to get back on the road!
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:09 PM   #17
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I've got overpants with a liner and an electric vest so my hands are really the only thing that gets cold now but into the 20's or lower is enough for me.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #18
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Thanks, I took a couple rides, the salt was kinda slick.
Thanks for the tips,
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #19
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alright Im gonna get made fun of for this but in the spring when I haven't been on the bike in a while Ill swing a leg over and go for a quick ride when it hits 50 or above but thats about as cold as I go. I know I know Im a wuss, but I HATE cold and I have real bad circulation in my hands. Ive broken 8 fingers (four on each hand) and have had frost bite on my fingers twice. So my fingers go completely numb and start to turn white under 50 or so. Doc told me to be real careful with it. Ive tried every kind of glove I can get with no luck. the gloves I wear in the winter are actually mittens and cost me 150 bucks they do the job but my fingers do still get cold while shoveling the driveway.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:17 AM   #20
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I Ride All Year Round

IF THERE IS NO SNOW I WILL RIDE ONCE A WEEK IN THE WINTER BUT NOT BELOW 20 DEGREE EVEN IF IT IS FOR JUST 20 MIN. IN NYC
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