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    Too early here, 8AM, 4 degrees F. So much for carbon credits, didn't work.

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    Living in a region of the country with Snowmobiling, Skiing and Pond hockey it rarely gets to cold to ride, just to salty, sandy and snowy. But when the roads are clear lets ride. Thank you Gerbings.
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    I rode 72 miles once, at 8 degrees, to a Toys for Tots ride. I had a heated vest and heated grips. Once at the start of the ride - in the dealership - after a while I could feel my feet again and it wasn't pleasant. Two days after that ride I bought myself some Thinsulite lined boots one full size too big so I could wear big fluffy socks under the Thinsulite and still have some air space. Now I would ride down into the teens if I HAD to and warming was predicted, but on the other hand, they have motels there too, you know.
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    There is one good thing about being out on your motorcycle in cold weather...you usually won't see many do-rag types .
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortythorne View Post
    There is one good thing about being out on your motorcycle in cold weather...you usually won't see many do-rag types .
    In Iowa I see more Harleys than any other brand in the winter.
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    Logging cold riding dayz

    Went down to Greenridge State Forest in MD and had a day of trail riding. What an awesome time with all the washed out roads. Several log crossings and countless stream crossing due to roads being washed out made for a fantastic day. Left the house at 7AM and a high of 32F. Road south about 100 miles to meet up with a friend, then another hour to Greenridge. Weather was sunny and ranged from 37F down to 28F in the forest; however, we never got cold....forgotten just how hot one gets when off road. returned home in the low 30's at around 8:30PM. Can't wait to do it again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    In Iowa I see more Harleys than any other brand in the winter.
    Given that HD outsells BMW 20 to 1 that ought not be a surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Given that HD outsells BMW 20 to 1 that ought not be a surprise.
    I guess I should have worded it better and said I see plenty of Harley riders out in cold weather.
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    Too bad as beer worth drinking should never be served nearly that cold.
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    reminds me of that saying, "The warmest beer I ever drank was just cold enough."

    I rode in in 34F this morning. 35 minutes door to door, feet a little cold, hands a little cold (I do have Olympia gloves with thinsulite but they are old).

    I will say that goggle type safety/shooting glasses help with tearing/helmet fog management. Clear visor and balaclava, crack visor as needed for the exhale fog management. There's probably a better system for this.
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