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Hey Tommy,

Rode my bike today... but not my TW.

84 degrees F in central FL. :)

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84* ... Gee whiz ... It will be next August before we see those temps again.
Lucky Duck.

I had to go out again today, took the Harley, barely got it started it was so cold. I got in about a hour total today. I gotta ride while I can, winters just starting here.
 

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Thursday -- I rode Hwy 9 to the summit (Skyline Dr.). The higher I got the more "invigorating" the ride got. 59*F when I left the house -- probably high 40's at the summit. I will wear more on Saturday for the Mt. Hamilton / FR ride.
 

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I would like to but I sorta don't have cold weather gear anymore. it was about 40 today, just had other errands to do. But I do see one guy who rides almost every day past my house on a KLR 650
 

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I WILL be riding tomorrow when my head FINALLY comes in! It's 13* here in Golden, CO and the snow is coming hard. I'm very excited to get back in to it!!
 

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Was not too bad today. It was cold but my 10 mile commute was no problem and I did not get cold. I did notice a bit of that road salt had accumulated on the bike from some riding over the last weeks so I sprayed the bike off. I previously put on a heavy duty rust inhibitor and I was happy to see that even with a bit of soap and pressure washer did not take it off. It seems well protected.
 

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Nice job and nice riding Steve. I thought you would be colder. I think I need some warmer gloves..or it could be old man circulation.?? I get a bit stiff too. But fall and early winter remain my favorite time of the year to ride. Exhilarating!
 

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For sure hands are the biggest problem as the temps drop. I have been really impressed with my $20 gloves from the General Store. They are nothing super special but better than a lot of gloves I have used. I did put them by the fireplace this morning before I left to warm the up. I will likely do heated gloves at some point however.
 

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For sure hands are the biggest problem as the temps drop. I have been really impressed with my $20 gloves from the General Store. They are nothing super special but better than a lot of gloves I have used. I did put them by the fireplace this morning before I left to warm the up. I will likely do heated gloves at some point however.
The cold can be a huge pain! I'm in the 'needing better gloves' club as well. Speaking of cheap finds though, my steel-toe work boots that I got from walmart for $30 have been the best for riding. They are waterproof, leather, and dang sturdy. Uncomfortable when walking though... Thanks for tipping me off on the cheap gloves though!! I was worried my search would be more expensive!
 

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Those covers for the wrist are great. The little cracks KILL me. Before I got my face mask, my chin got FREEZING! Then, before I got good socks, the ankles, and now I just need to solve the wrists!

Maybe I will just build a structure around my TW... Add a heater... A radio... Two wheels....
 

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Passed up 36 in the rain this morning. My cherokee's heater core is calling my name.
 

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Winter's grasp finally took hold of sunny Tucson today! Chilly low 60's and rain for my morning commute, but the storm system really wreaked havoc during the day and I had to deal with a slight drizzle and 50 degrees on the way home.

If it gets any worse I'm gonna have to stop wearing my mesh gloves!

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I rode today and at this temp I did get enough wind up my helmet to make my eyes water. When I got to lunch I ordered a windjammer off of ebay. It is a little wind blocker that attaches to the bottom of your helmet to keep the air from coming in. They market it for noise reduction but I am more thinking about not having brain freeze!

On a side note at lunch I took one of the used bikes. It was a BMW R1200RT. Big windshield, that has electronic adjustment, heated grips and a heated seat. It was pretty darn comfy.
 

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All I did was run errands around town. SoCal, Ventura area. Cloudy, windy and raw for the area in the low fifties. Nothing compared to where I grew up so I just accuse myself of having turned into a thermal weenie and find out it's not so bad once under way. Truth is those of us in SoCal have it pretty good in the winter.
 

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and find out it's not so bad once under way.

Yeah, you are kinda commited once you roll out the driveway. The exhilarating cool air is what I love. I grew up in San Diego as a kid and I don't remember wearing anything but a t-shirt or a flannel shirt riding back then year round.
 
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