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Old 11-27-2010, 08:59 AM   #1
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Keeping warm

I'll be honest, I use to wear a thermal and a tshirt the past several years w leathers when I ride in these temperatures.

However, spur of the moment I wore our MH hoodie w a breathable textile jacket and it kept me surprizingly warm. I also wore this combination on the last forest ride 2 weeks ago and kept well warm.


Props to hoodie choice MH
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im about to ride today and im going all out in under armour lol ill be sure to wear my mh hoodie too
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:45 AM   #3
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under armor cold gear...cant beat it
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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for the bottom half. Snowboard pants work wonders, with the snow guard that pulls down over your boots. Plus you can get them cheap at burlington coat factory. I think mine were like 20-30 bux.
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for the bottom half. Snowboard pants work wonders, with the snow guard that pulls down over your boots. Plus you can get them cheap at burlington coat factory. I think mine were like 20-30 bux.
i never even though of snow board pants. im looking into to that thanx....i HATE cold..lol
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I wear a thermal, long sleeve shirt then a light wind breaker under my textile. Balaclava for the face and neck, and a light windbreaker under my jeans tucked into my socks. I can't stand my gauntlets on the new bike so I'm still looking for the right gloves.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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I wish I would have invested in a MH hoodie...I have a leather jacket that works very well... My bottom half never really gets cold, except for my feet...
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #8
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i never even though of snow board pants. im looking into to that thanx....i HATE cold..lol
I hadn't either. Make sense. Thanks Japawhat02!
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So two weeks ago I rode to work in my perforated leathers with two pair of long underwear. When I left it was 36 F. I was ok but still chilled enough by the time I got to work that I had to take a shower to warm up.

It occurred to me about halfway to work that airflow was the problem. Solution is to stop the airflow. I think a garbage bag will do the trick. Next time I have to ride when it is that cold I will have a garbage down the front just under my leathers. I have not decided if I will make head and arm holes or just wear it like a serape but I think that will help the problem.
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I have a firstgear kilamonjaro jacket from three years ago that has worked great. but the neck needs to be taller so I got a cheap'o jacket with pants to match. then the cheap'o pants let water get in only on my though so I look like my self on the way to work. I'm thinking about getting the pants from icon called patrol.
don't waste your trash bags just zip a greensheet up in front of your jacket. and youll have something to read when you get there
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for the bottom half. Snowboard pants work wonders, with the snow guard that pulls down over your boots. Plus you can get them cheap at burlington coat factory. I think mine were like 20-30 bux.
yup, I use ski pants, and ski gloves. Got the pants at Academy for $40. Gloves from wallmart for $20.

add a balacava, and the plastic liner to my mesh jacket+ two sweatshirts under that and I stay pretty warm.

in a bind, I hear that several layers of newspaper under your clothing works quite well
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Does anyone have experience with a windshield equipped cruiser and a sport bike? I've been curious about the wind protection on a full fairing sportbike as it looks like the legs and nethers are decently protected from the wind and the torso and head aren't.
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i ride with leather jacket and jens, i just wear some jogging pants underneath the jeans to stop eairflow and a hoodie under the leather + gauntlet gloves and boots. Ride this morning was great i was pretty warm.

and to answer your question, if you go into a full tuck on a sportbike (r6) you get almost no wind and you warm up very fast with stock windscreen, although if you sit up just 2-3 inches the air tunnels towards your neck area so if you have a hoodie on or something keeping the top of your jacket nice and tight around the neck your fine.
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i like to set myself on fire, just a little bit. the panic involved in this act raises my heart rate, and this is compounded by the dark smoked shield i have fogging up by my heavy breathing. i try to keep the fire localized, but you know, it gets a little wild sometimes.

oh yeah and i have grip warmers. those are pretty great to have.
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When it's around the freezing mark I throw thermals on, two thin longsleeve shirts, and my leather jacket. For my legs it's thermals, jogging pants(works WONDERS) and jeans. That with my A* boots and knee protection means my legs are usually a bit sweaty no matter what. I need to buy a balaclava since my face is all that really gets cold.


Forgot to add. . . . the newer Knox Handroid gloves are quite a bit warmer than the A* GP Techs and Pro's they replaced. I'd still like to get a thin something to go inside them for the really cold days, but they're toasty until about 40 degrees.
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Snowboarding gloves with thermal undies and shirt along with a few good layers over it.

I dont have a windscreen to duck behind... so I have to rough it. lol
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im thiknking of getting one of those helmet skirt things. the worst part about my cold morning commutes is the freezing wind going up into my face. sometimes if im just cruising with nobody else around i'll stick my left hand under the chin of my helmet to fill the gap. that does it, but it takes a hand away from it's real job.
http://reviews.cyclegear.com/product...met-Skirt.html
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^^^^ Does a Pair of Man Nuts come with that as well? lol j/k
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im thiknking of getting one of those helmet skirt things. the worst part about my cold morning commutes is the freezing wind going up into my face. sometimes if im just cruising with nobody else around i'll stick my left hand under the chin of my helmet to fill the gap. that does it, but it takes a hand away from it's real job.
http://reviews.cyclegear.com/product...met-Skirt.html
sm wind stop hlmt skirt MD
I want, seems like it would solve one more issue that I have with cold wind.

Wonder if cycle gear carries them in the store...
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