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Old 11-24-2012, 10:00 AM   #71 (permalink)
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I'm comfortable at 40+ and while I think I won't go below that, things could change. I remember when I was living in Minnesota. My first winter I thought I was going to die when the temperature hit 0. 2 months later I was walking around with an open coat at -13.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:34 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I do believe you'd stop riding when your tires froze solid.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by justinmahn View Post
I do believe you'd stop riding when your tires froze solid.
Don't fill them with water unless you absolutely know for sure that it is not getting below freezing ... See? Problem solved
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:48 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Sgoatley View Post
So far about 31F, but I plant to ride all winter as long as there isn't any frozen stuff on the ground so we'll see.
This. I'm good with riding in whatever so long as snow and ice are not a concern. It's certainly not as regular as in the warmer months though.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #76 (permalink)
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The COLDEST I ever rode in was 5 degrees F. I started my tour of duty DEC. 31 at 8:00PM 15 degrees and ened said tour at 4:00am 5 degrees...

Temps don't stop me from riding snow & ice DO also sand & salt stop me from riding even if it's 80 degrees...sand & salt are CANCER to a bike & it's chrome & paint...I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cold & HATE HATE HATE the heat & humidity,,,your NEXT poll should be what HOT temps will you NOT ride in LOL ...
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #77 (permalink)
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30* today! I had to try out my new chaps! They were great! Now for some heated grips...or better gloves.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:45 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Mid 30's in the morning when I go to work, but I still ride everyday! The wind can be a little rough first thing in the morning after crawling out of a warm bed! I have ordered a batwing fairing and a 9 inch windshield so hopefully with that and the clothes I wear it will be more comfortable. Anyway stay warm and ride safe!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:17 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Anything below 50 in the fal and I am done, anything above 40 in the spring and I start to get out. Spring cold doesn't feel the same as winter cold.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #80 (permalink)
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My theory is this. If the road conditions are safe I'm riding this year. If people can ride snowmobiles in extreme cold why not a bike. The looks are priceless. Today I saw a man wearing more clothes then me and he was in a car. It's not even cold yet. 30 degrees this morning.
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