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Old 11-17-2007, 08:18 AM   #1
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Riding in the Cold

I frooze my off Friday morning riding to work. I'm going to head over to Northwest Honda and get some gear.
What do you guys have/do that keeps you warm on cold days riding?
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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Get a balaclava mask and some glove liners. Spend the cash and get silk. Its thin so they wont add bulk under your helmet or gloves and they do make a big difference.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:21 AM   #3
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Or you could try Academy, they have some good stuff for the cold.
Ive got a balaclava I got from them that I love. The top half is a thin stretchy material that fits perfectly under my lid and keeps my face and ears warm, and the bottom is a fleece neck gator to keep the cold wind from being needles on my neck.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:23 AM   #4
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Or you could try Academy, they have some good stuff for the cold.
Ive got a balaclava I got from them that I love. The top half is a thin stretchy material that fits perfectly under my lid and keeps my face and ears warm, and the bottom is a fleece neck gator to keep the cold wind from being needles on my neck.

Good idea, I have one to that goes with all of my SWAT gear for the three gun matches. I will give that a try.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:33 AM   #5
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Keep your core warm.
A good jacket that's windproof with a good liner is the first step.

Good gloves that are insulated but you still have good feel through, I like the Alpinestar SR3's.

Definitely a balaclava.

If you're commuting, a heated vest goes a long way!

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Old 11-17-2007, 08:57 AM   #6
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I have problems w/ my normal gear w/ neck and hands.

No wind flow in my feet, and vest is leather so I close vents. Once you're hands get cold, you're pushing it cause those are your controls.... Frequent stops of pay the gear price... Safety first...
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:06 AM   #7
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Wayy back in the day in the snow in Colorado I liked snowmobile mittons. They have the index finger split from the other three. Just recently found that the Dickies work pants with the double knee doesn't let near as much wind thru, and they held up well to sliding down the edge of the road at 50 or so.

Hands and neck are the main spots that are the hardest to keep warm.
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I wear a good waterproof windproof jacket along with alpinestars drystar gloves which are waterproof and windfroof and when it really gets cold I wear a hoody under my jacket and the hoodie on under my helmet thats when I used to ride 20miles straight freeway last year when we got that bada$$ freeze I was on my bike I worked overnight so in the morning I was in the worst of it. But Patrick has it right keep your core warm. And he does have some great gear in for some good prices and he will get you hooked up for the winter
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:35 AM   #9
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I wear as many layers as possible under my jacket and to keep my legs from the wind, I wear my waterproof pants
over my jeans (which are the thicker icon jeans) to cut down on as much wind as possible.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:52 AM   #10
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it wasn't that bad yesterday. my mesh jacket came with rain/windbreaker type jacket and that kept me warm enough.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:30 AM   #11
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Keep your core warm.
A good jacket that's windproof with a good liner is the first step.

Good gloves that are insulated but you still have good feel through, I like the Alpinestar SR3's.

Definitely a balaclava.

If you're commuting, a heated vest goes a long way!

Don't forget we've got a good selection of gear and MH discounts as well.
+1 on keeping your core warm. Thermals are great of course. I have a long sleeve cabela's undershirt that is kickass! Its about as thick as a t-shirt but keeps you so warm it hard to believe!
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lots of liquor. that'll keep you warm even on the coldest night. and when you have just the right amount of alcohol in you, you'll become bullet proof too!
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+1 on the neckgator ... I wore those when I used to snowboard (sigh .... way back when). Throw in the jacket liner and I'm good to go for the most part.
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Heated Vest and Gloves - nothing else compares.
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Its a little pricey, but Underarmor makes cold weather gear that you can put on under your clothes. Keeps you decently warm.
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Keep your core warm.
A good jacket that's windproof with a good liner is the first step.

Good gloves that are insulated but you still have good feel through, I like the Alpinestar SR3's.

Definitely a balaclava.

If you're commuting, a heated vest goes a long way!

Don't forget we've got a good selection of gear and MH discounts as well.
A friend of mine had these gloves and he said they were the best winter gloves ever, he let me try them and i was thoroughly empressed
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