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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #10 on: August 21, 2015, 09:08:44 PM
Cool is better.  Of late its been running 104 F and that's too bloody hot for me.   North Texas has no real spring or summer, so I'm usually dealing with extremes.   

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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #11 on: August 21, 2015, 09:09:30 PM
That's spring or FALL.  We have plenty of summer. 

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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #12 on: August 22, 2015, 10:41:25 AM
I remember riding the Tex over to the coast last winter and kept checking the Temp on the Dash.  I could not believe how cozy I felt when I was when seeing 2 degrees on the Dash.  The most I saw all day was 6 degrees but I felt like it was warmer.

THEN I REALISED I HAD BEEN LOOKING AT THE BLOODY GEAR INDICATOR ALL DAY AND NOT REALISED :138: :138: :034: :034:

What A plonker :745:

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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #13 on: August 24, 2015, 09:49:26 PM
This summer I saw 35 C on the Tex thermometer.  As others have said, very unpleasant when I had to stop.  Since I ride all year round except when there's actually ice or snow on the ground, I think -7 C is the coldest I've seen.  Not bad at all in Rukka suit (no heating) and with heated bars (but not heated seat).  This winter I don't think it got below about -3, and I didn't even get around to putting the lining in my jacket!

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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #14 on: August 25, 2015, 06:59:58 AM
*Originally Posted by Daz33 [+]
I remember riding the Tex over to the coast last winter and kept checking the Temp on the Dash.  I could not believe how cozy I felt when I was when seeing 2 degrees on the Dash.  The most I saw all day was 6 degrees but I felt like it was warmer.

THEN I REALISED I HAD BEEN LOOKING AT THE BLOODY GEAR INDICATOR ALL DAY AND NOT REALISED :138: :138: :034: :034:

What A plonker :745:

I can see you thinking "Why the hell it's so cold everytime I stop??"   :745:

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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #15 on: September 16, 2015, 01:30:29 PM
I ride all year round and commute to work on my explorer. Usually I will ride down to about -3C but it depends on whether its dry - -3 after wet condiitons equals ice , which I definitely don't do! I will need to do something about the handlebars this winter (either new heated grips or some kind of bar muff) as the triumph heated grips are useless!

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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #16 on: September 16, 2015, 04:13:38 PM
*Originally Posted by fastdaddy [+]
I ride all year round and commute to work on my explorer. Usually I will ride down to about -3C but it depends on whether its dry - -3 after wet condiitons equals ice , which I definitely don't do! I will need to do something about the handlebars this winter (either new heated grips or some kind of bar muff) as the triumph heated grips are useless!
Sounds like my approach,

I have heated undergloves and jacket which have worked for me down to minus 6c.

I won't miss the high temps and high humidity of New Jersey, I can tell you.  :151:
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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #17 on: September 16, 2021, 02:37:48 PM
Hehe,  I ride year-round unless my dirt driveway gets too much snow.  Some years I can't get the bike out after late December till March other years it's 12 months. My Tex and I have done 10f (-12c) to about 100f (38c).  I just love to ride.  Snow is always interesting.  The lowest temp I have ever ridden in without heated gear -20f (-28c) with severe wind.  That was a chilly day.
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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #18 on: September 16, 2021, 03:32:54 PM
I love a crisp sunny winters day ride but a heated vest and either a regular or heated thin inner glove liner usually accompany me. I do switch my plastic handguards over to Bark buster blizzards as they allow me to keep my lightweight summer gloves on, I dislike the bulky winter gloves.

Riding in the heat, well that would be a novelty!  :027:

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Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
Reply #19 on: September 17, 2021, 06:13:53 PM
It's not so much the temperature in the winter it's when the salt goes down, that's game over for me. I know a lot of people who ride through winter but it just destroys your bike (and it's value). As for heat I'm in Northumberland - not an issue...
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