It's gonna be a darn cold ride!!

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by kzoo, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. kzoo

    kzoo Banned

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    Wife needs my cage tomorrow. I am going to ride the scoot to work for the first time since getting it out of storage (it's a new to me 04 Heritage). I could drive her huge Suburban, but gheesh, on a 28 mile each way commute, that gas could fill my scoot!!

    25 degrees forecast for tomorrow morning leave time. Tomorrow afternoon will be pleasant 46.

    Can't afford chaps right now, so it is going to be heavy jeans. Have the leather jacket with liner (and sweater for work under it), half helmet with visor, neoprene face mask with neck protector, boots, gloves....just gonna chill the legs a bit!!
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    Get some Under Armor it is relatively cheap and you will be amazed how warm they keep you. They do me.:)
     
  3. ultra...good

    ultra...good Banned

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    You'll be fine. I left Green Bay for Corpus Christi on 3-11 and it was 20 degrees. Some heavy clothes, good gloves and you'll be fine. 28 miles isn't that long of a ride, and something tells me your gonna take the long way home. Have fun, and watch out for patches of ice!!
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    For many years i wore long thermal underwear for cold weather on the bike and the waterproofs on the top helped keep the wind out
    now i wear cordura trousers with the quilted liner in sorted

    Brian
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Works great here in Florida in the Winter months good wind barrier IMO
     
  6. ultra...good

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    Florida has winter months???
     
  7. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    I hope you have rode in the cold before,,,If not go take a test ride.:small3d031:..I dont have a windsheld so mabe it wont be that bad..:bigsmiley23:
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    As we used to do in MN winter - "layer up" and you'll be good. Ride to work will be a tad chilly & definitely wear good gloves - don't want the hands to lose feeling while riding. Mid-40's ride home should feel much better...be safe!
     
  9. sharpscuba

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    Ultra ..I ride up to the home of the World Champions all the time. It is a after dinner putt on a beautiful summer day as I live right off of 43.
     
  10. Duane53

    Duane53 Active Member

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    It will be chilly, leave a little earlier in case you need to stop and warm up a bit.