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Old 10-23-2008, 12:20 PM   #21
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depends on how far your driven i drive a hour to work and i'm frozen through..
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:24 PM   #23
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true, the wind chill is a not the temp...

http://www.weatherimages.org/data/windchill.html

enter temp and speed at he bottom of the page
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I have been riding for a few years now but on cruisers. This will be my 1st year riding in the cold on a sport bike. I know the tires will take longer to warm up, let the bike warm up before riding, dress warmer. But what should I know about riding on cold roads? Turns? Just things to look out for

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Old 10-23-2008, 01:10 PM   #26
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Cold hands suck. Its worse when you have broken bones in your throttle hand
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:24 PM   #27
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funny thread! The only thing difference is the posing!

I froze my nuts off riding this morning, too! Now I'm definitely a girl!
HOLY SNYCKIES!!! Is there something I am not aware of???
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i just rode home tonight, it was 50 degrees out, but going at 70+ the whole way it got cold fast. made me realize that my mesh gloves are not going ot cut it anymore...
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Wear layers and be sure to tuck them into your pants. You notice your hands, legs and neck getting cold but you won't feel the wind blowing up under your jacket onto your lower back. Your kidneys are very efficient at heat transfer so you can get hypothermia (slower responses, delayed judgement, nausea, drowsiness) really quickly if your lower back isn't protected.

Also watch for sprinklers at intersections. The overspray on the road dries quickly in the summer but it tends to linger and get slick in cooler weather.

Highways are a of a lot warmer than back roads, less fog and the road holds the heat. 30 miles on 45 is nothing compared to those last 3 on Dixie Farm.
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I've been wearing wind pants over my works pants (still don't have riding pants) and put the full liner in my jacket....so far I'm cool, but not uncomfortable (but only been in the upper 40's). I found that if you take a small cloth or rag and put it in the gap in front of your mouth it blocks the wind from kicking up in the wind BUT unless you are moving your visor fogs up

I need to get to CG and get some cold weather gear
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yeah and add that it was windy as ...I almost got blown away on the Ninjette
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