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Old 10-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #8651
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it sucks mine silly.

after about 8 hours of pack and prep my truck is now oeverloaded and ready to go. highs in the low to mid forties with wind and rain all weekend.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #8652
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Hehe.

Riding to work is getting pretty adv too with rain, wind, and morning temps near or below freezing.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #8653
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On the subject of cold weather riding...

I'm planning to ride for about 5 hours on Friday, and the same Saturday. All in my local area but I've been at college for the last few weeks/months and haven't been on my bike since I left.

The bad news is since I live in New England the temps are dropping, I have full leather gear and my Alpinestars Jacket has a vest insert that I hope will be enough for the jacket, and I have my leather pants taken care of but the big issue for me is my gloves, and more specifically the gap between my boot/shoes and the bottom of the pants, the gap around my wrist, and my neck...

What do you guys do to keep these areas covered and warm ?
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #8654
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On the subject of cold weather riding...

I'm planning to ride for about 5 hours on Friday, and the same Saturday. All in my local area but I've been at college for the last few weeks/months and haven't been on my bike since I left.

The bad news is since I live in New England the temps are dropping, I have full leather gear and my Alpinestars Jacket has a vest insert that I hope will be enough for the jacket, and I have my leather pants taken care of but the big issue for me is my gloves, and more specifically the gap between my boot/shoes and the bottom of the pants, the gap around my wrist, and my neck...

What do you guys do to keep these areas covered and warm ?
I have a neck wind blocker. Sort of a wind-proof bandana with velcro.

Gauntlet Gloves to cover the wrist.

Riding boots and pants with velcro bottom closure.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #8655
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Well I have these for my shoes/boots :

http://www.revzilla.com/product/sidi-blade-riding-shoes

and these for my pants :

http://www.revzilla.com/product/tekn...-leather-pants

When standing they reach my boots, but when on the bike there is a considerable gap.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #8656
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2009 CBR 1000rr REPSOL edition- 3500 miles=)
have to put her up for sale soon because where I'm moving too, it will most likely get stolen...ya new location no garage, ny sucks sometimes....Its unfortunate-I love this bike!











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Old 10-03-2012, 10:41 PM   #8657
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On the subject of cold weather riding...

I'm planning to ride for about 5 hours on Friday, and the same Saturday. All in my local area but I've been at college for the last few weeks/months and haven't been on my bike since I left.

The bad news is since I live in New England the temps are dropping, I have full leather gear and my Alpinestars Jacket has a vest insert that I hope will be enough for the jacket, and I have my leather pants taken care of but the big issue for me is my gloves, and more specifically the gap between my boot/shoes and the bottom of the pants, the gap around my wrist, and my neck...

What do you guys do to keep these areas covered and warm ?
serious answer? You are going to need more equipment to not freeze your ass off at highway speeds with that gear.

The insert is not that great at keeping you warm if the temps are lower than the 60s. You will need an insulating layer.

As you have identified, air hitting you is going to be a big issue. So wear a balacavla type mask will help a lot. In addition wearing some sort of tight insulating layer (like a thermal or underarmour) material will help.

As for the leg area.... urmm thicker socks maybe? cant really think of a solution there.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #8658
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I'm a big fan of scarves because they look cooler than balaclavas and are super warm. Just make sure to secure it properly.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:10 PM   #8659
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You could also get one of those neoprene half face covers people use skiing/snowboarding. I have a few of them and they work wonders
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:06 AM   #8660
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #8661
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I have been given the day off for Columbus Day on the condition that I do something out of my element and that I've never done before. So, I'm going on an adventure.

I'm not sure where to go, I may pick somewhere lower elevation because it's supposed to be pretty cold Sunday/Monday. I'm going to pack camping gear on my bike (it's been about...10 years since I've been camping) and go ride around some trails on Sunday, camp Sunday night, and ride home Monday.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:34 AM   #8662
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I have been given the day off for Columbus Day on the condition that I do something out of my element and that I've never done before. So, I'm going on an adventure.

I'm not sure where to go, I may pick somewhere lower elevation because it's supposed to be pretty cold Sunday/Monday. I'm going to pack camping gear on my bike (it's been about...10 years since I've been camping) and go ride around some trails on Sunday, camp Sunday night, and ride home Monday.

winning.

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Old 10-04-2012, 06:08 AM   #8663
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so adv, guy saves a calf that fell into a canal

Video Link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eb4_1349278576
Wow, never knew a calf could ride!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:15 AM   #8664
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I'm so adv I rode to work in the rain... Without a rain suit!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:31 AM   #8665
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/ the big issue for me is my gloves, and more specifically the gap between my boot/shoes and the bottom of the pants, the gap around my wrist, and my neck...

What do you guys do to keep these areas covered and warm ?
Anyone you know have a pair of snowmobile gloves you can borrow? They are a little fatter in the palm than you'd like but work well.

Never found the gap around the neck to be an issue until it gets really cold, like below freezing.

Gap on boots, I'd find some longer over pants, either insulated ski pants or a pair of sweat pants. If they don't fit under the leathers, wear them over it. That's what Goodwill stores are for.....
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:17 AM   #8666
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my indian will be ready today... i am just going to hold off on the rear fender until i find something I really like.

i want to ride to argentina.... and never come back.


sidenote: I picked my daughter up from school on the bike yesterday (shes in 1st grade) and i think it made her an instant rock star. made me feel like a good dad too.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #8667
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That does make you a very cool Dad. Kudos!
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #8668
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my indian will be ready today... i am just going to hold off on the rear fender until i find something I really like.

i want to ride to argentina.... and never come back.


sidenote: I picked my daughter up from school on the bike yesterday (shes in 1st grade) and i think it made her an instant rock star. made me feel like a good dad too.
My wife, her parents, my parents, my sister, and pretty much any of my relatives would kill me if I ever put my daughter on my bike. You either have a very supportive family or you kept it on the DL.

Then again, I don't think I'd ever put my daughter on the bike; I'd be way to nervous and would not be able to function again if something happened to her.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:21 AM   #8669
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my indian will be ready today... i am just going to hold off on the rear fender until i find something I really like.

i want to ride to argentina.... and never come back.


sidenote: I picked my daughter up from school on the bike yesterday (shes in 1st grade) and i think it made her an instant rock star. made me feel like a good dad too.
A)

B)

C) Could she reach the pegs?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #8670
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I want Kirk to pick me up from work on his way to Argentina.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #8671
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Steve, she can reach the pegs. and her helmet fits in my side luggage.

She was really afraid because she hadnt seen a kid get picked up on a bike and i thought that was even more reason to do it. She was super psyched when i showed up and then all her friends were like "lucy thats so awesome!" and all the kids were waving at her. I didnt realize in was "booster week" so they had some kid on a mic outside that said "Looks like fun on that bike!" as we rode by. it was good for her i think to be okay with going against the grain in a good way. she asked if i'd pick her up today, but i said maybe tomorrow
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #8672
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I have been given the day off for Columbus Day on the condition that I do something out of my element and that I've never done before. So, I'm going on an adventure.

I'm not sure where to go, I may pick somewhere lower elevation because it's supposed to be pretty cold Sunday/Monday. I'm going to pack camping gear on my bike (it's been about...10 years since I've been camping) and go ride around some trails on Sunday, camp Sunday night, and ride home Monday.
Awesome!

With the high tech underlayers available now, it's a lot easier to stay comfortable.

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Steve, she can reach the pegs. and her helmet fits in my side luggage.

She was really afraid because she hadnt seen a kid get picked up on a bike and i thought that was even more reason to do it. She was super psyched when i showed up and then all her friends were like "lucy thats so awesome!" and all the kids were waving at her. /
ditto when I took my son to football practice at age 7.

Last year at my son's bus stop, one of the moms pulled up in a Porsche Panamera*. Then I pulled up on the V-Strom and all the kids were psyched. She was .

* She also said she wanted to "race your little Subaru." I asked her if she had an "S", and then declined.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #8673
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serious answer? You are going to need more equipment to not freeze your ass off at highway speeds with that gear.

The insert is not that great at keeping you warm if the temps are lower than the 60s. You will need an insulating layer.

As you have identified, air hitting you is going to be a big issue. So wear a balacavla type mask will help a lot. In addition wearing some sort of tight insulating layer (like a thermal or underarmour) material will help.

As for the leg area.... urmm thicker socks maybe? cant really think of a solution there.
Yeah, I'm only returning for the weekend from college and want to ride as much as I can this weekend before putting it away for the winter. I will probably layer up with some stuff underneath the jacket, I have some ideas for under the pants and possibly something for the gap there...the gloves are my biggest issue but I'm sure I'll figure something out!

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I'm a big fan of scarves because they look cooler than balaclavas and are super warm. Just make sure to secure it properly.
I don't really give much of a thought to "style" when on my bike, I just wear what works for me...but a scarf would just look outright ridiculous with my gear.

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You could also get one of those neoprene half face covers people use skiing/snowboarding. I have a few of them and they work wonders
Yeah, I have a neck guard from snowboarding, will probably give that a shot, thanks.

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Anyone you know have a pair of snowmobile gloves you can borrow? They are a little fatter in the palm than you'd like but work well.

Never found the gap around the neck to be an issue until it gets really cold, like below freezing.

Gap on boots, I'd find some longer over pants, either insulated ski pants or a pair of sweat pants. If they don't fit under the leathers, wear them over it. That's what Goodwill stores are for.....
Thanks, nobody around me has snowmobile gloves...my only snow pants are bright orange and a few hundred bucks (Thanks Mountian Hardwear) so if I crash I don't want to have to replace them AND my other gear haha.

I'll figure something out, thanks for the advice guys!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #8674
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Thanks, nobody around me has snowmobile gloves...my only snow pants are bright orange and a few hundred bucks (Thanks Mountian Hardwear) so if I crash I don't want to have to replace them AND my other gear haha.

I'll figure something out, thanks for the advice guys!
If you have fleece pants, wear those under the leathers. You can also buy something like this:
Raider Simplex Rainsuit (Black,XX-Large) : Amazon.com : AutomotiveRaider Simplex Rainsuit (Black,XX-Large) : Amazon.com : Automotive
Amazon.com: Coleman 20mm PVC Rain Suit: Sports & OutdoorsAmazon.com: Coleman 20mm PVC Rain Suit: Sports & Outdoors
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
And then wear it over top your riding gear. It'll block all the wind (and any rain) which will keep you a lot warmer.
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