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Old 10-16-2011, 11:05 AM   #21
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My secret is this...

I keep about 10 plastic grocery bags jammed in my trunk. The dont take any room, when they are jammed in there.

If you find you are cold, or it starts raining, you can slide bags under your jacket, down your sleeves, etc. I kept a big academy bag. My fairings would direct wind directly onto my chest. That bag would cover my whole chest and warm me right up.

Also, I carry a washcloth when it gets cold. If you are unprepared, and it geets cold in a hurry, use it between your chin and chinbar. It keeps the cold air from coming up over your face. (Danny trick)
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:41 AM   #22
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Another thought on the layering is to use rain gear over your jacket. They cut the wind like a windbreaker and pack up pretty small for the ride home then.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:43 AM   #23
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ATGATT!!! be super careful when you first leave somewhere,especially at night. cold streets + cold tires = no bueno
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:58 AM   #24
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Been riding Houston winters for a while. slow and stedy on the cold days as well if its raining, this is what I use, and when I get to work they all get folded and put under my desk:

Jacket (with all the liners):
http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/cata...t-p-269_3.html

Pants ( with liners same gray color as jacket ):
http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/cata...t-p-174_4.html

my head gear for the colder days:
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ava/web1001034

boots:
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ots/web1000216

full gauntlet gloves:
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/categor...in-gear/gloves

and to haul it all around after you break down the layers ( or to bring lighter gear if the day will warm up )
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ags/web1005262
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:12 PM   #25
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It might get cold enough to bother you a little bit - just wear layers.

It won't get cold enough to bother the bike - it will actually run a lot better.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #26
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Its not the most popular way to stay warm, but it is the most effective way.
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Been riding Houston winters for a while. slow and stedy on the cold days as well if its raining, this is what I use, and when I get to work they all get folded and put under my desk:

Jacket (with all the liners):
http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/cata...t-p-269_3.html

Pants ( with liners same gray color as jacket ):
http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/cata...t-p-174_4.html

my head gear for the colder days:
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ava/web1001034

boots:
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ots/web1000216

full gauntlet gloves:
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/categor...in-gear/gloves

and to haul it all around after you break down the layers ( or to bring lighter gear if the day will warm up )
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ags/web1005262
is the mask pretty effective at keeping ur neck warm??
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #28
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Yup. I put it on in 40 and below. Made the biggest improvement over all the other gear.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:49 PM   #29
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I commute on my Ninja almost on a daily basis. You'll have to use your choke a good amount to help the engine warm up. Getting a better windscreen will help get the cold air off you but if you don't want to go that route than just layer up and previously mentioned.

Probably the best gear is a neck gator or a bakaclava. it'll stop most if not all the heat loss from your body. the cold doesn't really bother much with my fingers in the gloves. You can get inserts that will help though.
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