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Old 11-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #2361
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Lol yall are better than me I like the cold but something bout riding 30miles one way in 30degree weather when I don't have any kind of winter gear is just don't make sense to me lol. I have a perfectly good truck in my driveway which is just as loud as my buell lol.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #2362
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Red face My plan for layering up for tomorrow AM's chilly weather

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Still debating on whether or not to ride in tomorrow...

Forecasted temp for tomorrow's ride in: 36F (feels like 25F)

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your ride home may give you a glimpse. We've hit the high... it's down hill from here. 56deg at 6pm tonight.

I rode in... through an extra jacket in my bag for the ride home. i still expect to be a little chilled.


Actually the commute home this evening was not bad... it was much cooler this morning...

Ok, here is my plan for tomorrow AM:

Layers, Layers, Layers... lol

I used to work in WY, so I still got some serious winter clothing...
Carthartt Mid Weight Thermals, Heavy Weight Thermals (Overkill for Houston Winters, in my opinion), Heavy Gloves, Thinsulate Gloves 40 grams, baclavas, wool socks.

Layer 1
Undershirt / Boxers

Layer 2
- Carthartt Mid Weight Thermals
--- Might try this on tomorrow for 36F

Layer 3
- Long Sleeve Office Shirt
- Slacks

Layer 4
- Sweatshirt with Hoodie
- Sweatpants

Layer 5
- Windbreaker type jacket (waterproof)
- Tourmaster Overpants

Layer 6
- Armored Textile Jacket


Head:
Baclava + Helmet (Of course)

Hands:
Thinsulate (40 grams) gloves

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Technic Motorcycle Boots (waterproof)




I think the above might be a little overkill, but willing to experiment for maximum warmth and comfort.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:43 PM   #2363
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Lol yall are better than me I like the cold but something bout riding 30miles one way in 30degree weather when I don't have any kind of winter gear is just don't make sense to me lol. I have a perfectly good truck in my driveway which is just as loud as my buell lol.
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Actually the commute home this evening was not bad... it was much cooler this morning...

Ok, here is my plan for tomorrow AM:

Layers, Layers, Layers... lol

I used to work in WY, so I still got some serious winter clothing...
Carthartt Mid Weight Thermals, Heavy Weight Thermals (Overkill for Houston Winters, in my opinion), Heavy Gloves, Thinsulate Gloves 40 grams, baclavas, wool socks.

Layer 1
Undershirt / Boxers

Layer 2
- Carthartt Mid Weight Thermals
--- Might try this on tomorrow for 36F

Layer 3
- Long Sleeve Office Shirt
- Slacks

Layer 4
- Sweatshirt with Hoodie
- Sweatpants

Layer 5
- Windbreaker type jacket (waterproof)
- Tourmaster Overpants

Layer 6
- Armored Textile Jacket


Head:
Baclava + Helmet (Of course)

Hands:
Thinsulate (40 grams) gloves

Feet:
Wool Socks
Technic Motorcycle Boots (waterproof)




I think the above might be a little overkill, but willing to experiment for maximum warmth and comfort.
I really freakin' wish this post was a sticky. 22 miles one way for me, and I'll ride down to about 30 degrees. My grand total for "cold weather gear" is about $100. No heated gear required. I have heated grips, but only because they came on the bike and I completely forget about them most of the time.

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:23 PM   #2364
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Trust me, the money for the heated liner/Gloves/ controller will be one of the best monies you have spent in gear.....ever!
I need more gear like I need a hole in my head, but I'm starting to believe this the older I get.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #2365
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I need more gear like I need a hole in my head, but I'm starting to believe this the older I get.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:31 AM   #2366
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:19 AM   #2368
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Actually the commute home this evening was not bad... it was much cooler this morning...

Ok, here is my plan for tomorrow AM:

Layers, Layers, Layers... lol

I used to work in WY, so I still got some serious winter clothing...
Carthartt Mid Weight Thermals, Heavy Weight Thermals (Overkill for Houston Winters, in my opinion), Heavy Gloves, Thinsulate Gloves 40 grams, baclavas, wool socks.

Layer 1
Undershirt / Boxers

Layer 2
- Carthartt Mid Weight Thermals
--- Might try this on tomorrow for 36F

Layer 3
- Long Sleeve Office Shirt
- Slacks

Layer 4
- Sweatshirt with Hoodie
- Sweatpants

Layer 5
- Windbreaker type jacket (waterproof)
- Tourmaster Overpants

Layer 6
- Armored Textile Jacket


Head:
Baclava + Helmet (Of course)

Hands:
Thinsulate (40 grams) gloves

Feet:
Wool Socks
Technic Motorcycle Boots (waterproof)




I think the above might be a little overkill, but willing to experiment for maximum warmth and comfort.


Rode in this morning...

Two issues I had...

1. Fingertips got cold
I guess the thinsulate gloves kept my palms warm, but got my fingertips cold... Need to look into better insulation for fingers.

2. Cool air running up my arms...
-Looks like I did not wrap my jacket sleeve wrists up correctly or I had incorrect glove placement. I had my gloves under my jacket sleeve wrists instead of over them...


Other than that, it was not bad.... the fingertips getting cold was a major bummer, though.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:23 AM   #2369
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Why not ride. it only lasts for about 35 minutes.
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Rode in this morning...

Two issues I had...

1. Fingertips got cold
I guess the thinsulate gloves kept my palms warm, but got my fingertips cold... Need to look into better insulation for fingers.

2. Cool air running up my arms...
-Looks like I did not wrap my jacket sleeve wrists up correctly or I had incorrect glove placement. I had my gloves under my jacket sleeve wrists instead of over them...


Other than that, it was not bad.... the fingertips getting cold was a major bummer, though.
Heated glove liners/gloves or hand wind deflectors are the the only way you can get around it. Heated grips may help but I have no experiences with them.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:21 AM   #2371
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:41 AM   #2372
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fingertips just a bit cold, warned up pretty quick though. have had heated grips they work fine.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #2373
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Why not ride. it only lasts for about 35 minutes.
I need some mitts like David has... I got my grip warmers installed last night and the throttle side worked fine (heating element adhered to throttle tube), but the left grip didn't get nearly hot enough (adhered to metal bar, which dissipates heat).

gear: Icon Patrol (waterproof) boots, long johns, tall MX socks, Levi's, long sleeve tee, polo, light jacket (under), riding jacket (over), fleece glove liners, full gauntlet non-perf leather gloves, and of course full face helmet.

My hands felt better with the grip warmers, but I still got that stabby pain under my fingernails. Thinking I might install some bark busters on my bars to help deflect wind just a little bit.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:40 AM   #2374
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Keep your core, neck and head warm, and your hands won't get cold quite as easily. Your body considers those parts more vital and so will restrict blood flow to the extremities if your core temp drops.
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Was nice at 5:30 this morning...39F
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Got bigger gloves.

Plan: Wear bigger gloves that fit OVER jacket sleeves.


The plan worked BRILLIANTLY.

No cold fingertips, everything went better than expected!
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Nice, peaceful, relaxing ride in... no complaints.
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Nice, peaceful, relaxing ride in... no complaints.
Same here, although the people in the left lane that won't move over is still an issue.
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Same here, although the people in the left lane that won't move over is still an issue.
Yeah, that seems to be a daily occurance, whether riding or driving.
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Friday ride in with reduced traffic is always pleasant. Friday ride home is always more congested for some reason.
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