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This is me out riding this past Saturday, the weather was between 31 and 35 degrees. People in cars was looking at me like I had two heads. It was so much fun. Unless there is snow or wetness on the road, I will be riding my bike. Got to get that seat time in so that I can get better and better.

Forgot to mention....I had on Venture 12V heated gear (jacket, pants and soles) which allowed me to be out in the climate without any issues, the only thing that got a bit cold was my hand after riding 20 miles, but I stopped by my bike shop and had him to order the gloves for me.
 

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We just got 3-4" of snow today. Snowed a few days ago for the first time this season. If I ride in the 30s, it is only the couple miles to town. I prefer 50* to go any distance, but will tolerate 40s. Anywhere near 32* and I don't chance it. Black ice and two wheels are not a good mix.
The good news is that temps in the 50s and 60s is in the forecast for next week, with some rain to wash the salt off the roads. Might get some more riding in since I am unemployed and have all day to do as I please.
 

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We've had clear weather for a week but it's been in the teens during early morning when I prefer to ride. That's a bit cold for an old timer like me because it takes about an hour just to dress for it. LOL
 

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Nice! I'm currently in San Diego so it doesn't get super cold, which means I ride my bike everyday :)
Must be nice... We had two feet + of snow a week or two ago. All gone now, but the roads are white with salt, which means if I did ride, my bike would become a typical NY rustbucket in a few short months.
I am done riding until spring... unless you count riding my daughter's dirtbike... in the snow as I did yesterday.
The good news is that I have a couple Polaris Sportsmans, a Ranger , and an Indy Lite snowmobile to get me through until spring.
 

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Must be nice... We had two feet + of snow a week or two ago. All gone now, but the roads are white with salt, which means if I did ride, my bike would become a typical NY rustbucket in a few short months.
I am done riding until spring... unless you count riding my daughter's dirtbike... in the snow as I did yesterday.
The good news is that I have a couple Polaris Sportsmans, a Ranger , and an Indy Lite snowmobile to get me through until spring.
I hate salt. Here in WA we just use sand for snow and the only problem is that they recycle it but don't strain it to remove rocks. When reused the rocks are picked up in tire treads and hurled back at traffic. I used to drive the Snoqualmie (I-90) pass twice every weekend during the winter and also had to replace the windshield on the car every spring because of rocks being thrown against the windshield often from vehicles a 1/4 of a mile ahead of me or more.
 

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I hate salt. Here in WA we just use sand for snow and the only problem is that they recycle it but don't strain it to remove rocks. When reused the rocks are picked up in tire treads and hurled back at traffic. I used to drive the Snoqualmie (I-90) pass twice every weekend during the winter and also had to replace the windshield on the car every spring because of rocks being thrown against the windshield often from vehicles a 1/4 of a mile ahead of me or more.
NY State uses almost straight salt, in addition to brine for pretreatment. The town and county highway departments use more sand in with the salt.
Sounds like they "gravel" the roads in your area instead of sanding them. lol. Reminds me of my Canadian coworkers who all had broken windshields. They must gravel their roads too. :eek:
 

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NY State uses almost straight salt, in addition to brine for pretreatment. The town and county highway departments use more sand in with the salt.
Sounds like they "gravel" the roads in your area instead of sanding them. lol. Reminds me of my Canadian coworkers who all had broken windshields. They must gravel their roads too. :eek:
Salt simply rots steel on both cars and motorcycles. The sand is great but the gravel sucks. It's really bad because SUV's and trucks typically have wide treads that pick-up small boulders and hurl them like meteors at the vehicles behind them. I just planned on the annual $185 windshield replacement ever spring. I'm glad that I don't make that trip every weekend anymore.
 

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So I finally did my first Long Range (55 Miles) drive earlier today and it was pretty tough. I am located in NYC so i was headed from the city to a suburb, temperature was around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, but going 70 made it feel much colder, plus it was also windy. My leather held up pretty well to the wind, but my hands (need insulated gloves), feet (need proper boots) and legs were actually pretty cold. Plus all the air coming into the helmet. By the time I got home, i was shivering. Moral of the story is to wear proper gear. lol
 

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like the military also told us, "layer up" in the cold.


several layers of protection is better than one heavy layer.


I ride even when it's 20 degrees, which rarely happens down here in the south....but it does get down to freezing sometimes.


I wear 2 pair of socks, thick up to calf boots, undershirt, shirt and insulated riding jacket/coat , underpants, (long johns), then a neck wrap.....and insulated gloves....this all works well for me.


as the day warms up, (if it does) then I can shed layers to stay comfy.
 

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well, living in Philippines, my street750 won't find snow unless an act of God is involved.

however, when living in Staten Island I did take my V-Rod out on on a few freezing afternoons. i quickly learned why heated grips and windshield are useful for a bike.
 
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