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Offline PH14

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Great cold ride today
« on: October 28, 2013, 06:27:49 pm »
I had to take my car to a friend in Ohio for some frame work. He lives about 2 1/2 hours from me. My wife drove the car and I took the C14. It was 30F when I left Pittsburgh and got all the way up to about 35F by the time I arrived. It was a great ride and was a beautiful morning. The ride back with my wife was warmer, but was still just in the upper 40's and maybe 50 for a short while. We took the longer way home, on Rt. 30 which was more fun than the Turnpike ride in the morning.

We had a great time. I hadn't been able to ride for a while since I have been traveling too much. I needed the ride today and enjoyed every minute of it.

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 08:04:46 pm »
Nice!  :thumbs:


Sounds like temps are finally gonna start dropping here in the the PNW, tomorrow supposed to be mid 30's and dry for the morning commute, about time I get to start plugging in the Gerbings!  :thumbs: :)


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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 09:52:50 am »
Excellent! Last Saturday stared out at 6:30 and 23 degrees. Lots of layers, heated grips and gloves and I was good to go. Turned out to be an awesome day and 200 miles of riding. Rode about 1 hour, leisurely hour and a half breakfast and by that time low 40's. By the time I got home it was in the 50's. LOVE those kind of mornings!

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 09:54:45 am »

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 01:41:22 pm »
I have no heated clothing at the moment but I was warm. I used my AVG Telluride pants with the rain liner and quilted liner, along with a Joe Rocket Atomic jacket and its quilted liner, with Under Armour as a base layer and two thin shirts. I have a fleece neck cover I used as well. I had thin silk socks under wool socks.

I do want to get some heated gloves and maybe a vest or full liner at some point though, I just keep putting off ordering any.

It was nice seeing all the frost on the fields around me. 

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 05:08:13 am »
I couldn't live without my heated gear.  Best investment I ever made.
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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 07:53:05 am »
I couldn't live without my heated gear.  Best investment I ever made.

As I get older I'm finding my circulation isn't what it used to be. I just got some battery powered gloves and I likey. Now I'm really thinking about getting the whole 12V enchilada down to the socks.

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 09:50:15 am »
I couldn't live without my heated gear.  Best investment I ever made.


+1...  :goodpost:   Year round summer warmth with my Gerbings! :thumbs:

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 12:58:39 pm »
I will be getting some at some point. Thankfully I have learned to keep warm without them. I have quality gear to layer with that I got for other activities. I usually ride all Winter in Pittsburgh. The gloves would be a nice addition as well as a jacket liner and possibly insoles. I always seem to have other things I need to spend my money on unfortunately. MotorcycleGear.com has some deals going on Tourmaster Synergy gloves at the moment and I have almost ordered. I just keep putting it off. I usually do this all Winter, then when it is almost over I figure I will just wait for next year.

I almost bought the Gerbing battery powered gloves because I think they would be nicer around town than having to plug in. Motorcyclegear.com has some by Mobile Warming that have a battery life of ten hours. I don't believe they can be plugged in like the Gerbings though.

I'll order some heated gear as soon as my wife stops needing my money.  ;D

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 01:01:54 pm »

I'll order some heated gear as soon as my wife stops needing my money.  ;D


Just do what I do PH, tell her sorry honey there's no money for you to spend right now, I already spent it, sorry...  ;D

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 01:44:24 pm »
I couldn't live without my heated gear.  Best investment I ever made.

Right on. I even used mine on the KLR.  Florida boy had a tough time once I got to Albuquerque/Flagstaff and such where temps were low 30's!
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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 03:47:26 pm »

Just do what I do PH, tell her sorry honey there's no money for you to spend right now, I already spent it, sorry...  ;D

I have to say she is very supportive of my habits. I said the other day I wanted to buy another gun, she said go buy it. I had no intention of spending money like that, and I didn't but she would have been okay with it.

We have had a lot of big expenses in the past couple of years. I moved her here from Thailand so we had the visa process and green card to pay for, along with my airfare and hers, then the wedding, then I had to buy her Winter clothing.  It is all tapering off but between general living expenses and all that I have been watching what I buy.

Currently the car is getting a lot of work done since I'm keeping it instead of replacing it. It had a rusty k-frame so I took it to a buddy who rebuilt it. While he had everything apart I had him replace the lower controls arms and bushings, my transmission cooler, belts, timing belt and transmission fluid. Thankfully his price for all that is around what I would have paid for just the timing belt replacement. A little more, but not much. I just wanted everything done before Winter.

Of course since this is currently our only car, I can justify the heated gear since I will be riding the bike more so she can have the car. I'll just say, "Hey, all this gear is cheaper than a second car.  ;D "Oh, and I bought  Ural with a sidecar for the Winter too dear."

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 03:48:35 pm »
Now, on a serious note, I have considered the textile heated glove but wonder if anyone has any experience with them. Are they as warm as the leather ones? I was wondering if the blocked the wind as well.

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2013, 10:12:21 am »
27 degrees when I left the house. Another gorgeous day in the PNW.  :thumbs:

Recycled picture, but it was just as nice this morning.

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Re: Great cold ride today
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2013, 12:12:46 pm »
I run 210 miles last Friday night (or Saturday morning) from New Haven Ct. to Wells Me. The temps went from the mid 20s to the mid 40s. It was about four hours.
It wasn't as bad as two weeks ago on my way to Boston. A chance of a snow shower and it was a soaking wet snow for about 80 miles and I didn't even pack the rain gear.
I am back in New Haven this week, but didn't like the forecart for the Friday night commute home. Freezing mix. I really hate having to stay out of town without a bike. At least the Passat has been getting almost 50 mpg.
Joel from Maine.