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Not letting the cold get to me!

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So in the morning I'm taking off on my first longish ride =3 hours. Also I will be riding in lower temps than I have ever ridden in before. It may be as low as (37 degrees). I have only ridden in temps down to about 50 degrees before and some parts of my body got very cold then. One area was my wrists. With my arms stretched forward my wrists are exposed because I do not have winter riding gloves. I went to a local bike shop to look at some but at $65.00 I decided to pass.
So today I put on my thinking cap and came up with this simple solution for tomorrows ride.
I cut the toe out of an old pair of heavy socks and will wear them on my arms to help block some of the wind. Hey it's better than nothing....until I break down and get some longer gloves.

I'm sure I'm not the only one to have done this.
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If you happen upon a Rural King on the way to Marshall, they might have gauntlet gloves in their motorcycle leather section. At least they do down here in Evansville. They are around $20.
Got sunburned on my face too.
Same here. I got the whole raccoon face thing going on.


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Damn....put sun block on guys. Take it from a frequent visitor to the skin cancer clinic at age 59, you don't want to burn like that a lot. These days I run a full face with the darkest UV blocker shield I could find, and always wear long sleeves. On the infrequent occasions when I wear a half helmet it's sun blocker or I don't go out.
I didn't even think about sunblock until I got back home yesterday. Seems like it has been cloudy, rainy, or snowy the last 6 months. First time always gets me.
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