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October 12, 2004, 09:18 AM

Yeah, so I'm gonna swallow my pride and get some damn cold weather gear. Last year I had my leathers and I would just tough it out all winter long with some long underwear underneath. However, I've out grown my leathers and thus sold them, so now all I've got are jeans and my Joe Rocket jacket.

I've been looking at Gerbing's stuff, looks pretty quality. I escially like the plug kit for $25, that includes connection from the battery all the way to accessory plug for your jacket.

Anyone have comments or suggestions for other gear. I'll probably buy this jacket and battery kit, though I'm undecided about the gloves.

http://www.gerbing.com/pages/clothing/jl.html


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October 12, 2004, 09:40 AM

Thanks, I had forgotten about that. The only problem is it looks like all the wiring harness asume you already have an accessory hook on your bike.


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October 12, 2004, 09:47 AM

Plus I don't see any pants or gloves to go with their vest and I'd like the option to add those on later.


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October 12, 2004, 09:57 AM

....another option is to get those little chemical "heat" packages from the camping/hunting section of "target-like" stores.

....they're a cheap substitute for someone who doesn't want to invest in the heated gear.

....i've used them the past couple of days (drop one in each glove, and one in each boot) and while they aren't Super Hot.. they DO take the edge off.. and you can re-shake them along your ride to heat them up more.

... they actually do last for many hours; i opened mine this morning at 7:30, and at 11am they're still HOT (i actually have them in my pockets right now, here at work, where it's still cold).

They aren't an "all-winter" solution, but they're good for rides here and there.

...just thought i'd throw that in

Happy Cold Riding!!


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October 12, 2004, 10:21 AM

The hook up is the same thing used for a battery tender. Simple wires connected to the battery. I suggest trying out the vest/jacket first. Road in to work today. Cold (39) and no wind protection.
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October 12, 2004, 10:26 AM

I rode in too, was fine except for my hands. Must invest in some winter gloves.
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That's odd - only thing that stings is my crappy flip-up helmet letting all the air in on my face...

Hands are actually the best protected and I only have some Rocket mesh gloves (same as Devious).

Of course all of my pre-work masturbation sessions could attribute to this phenom...

But then - not being ambidexterous, shouldn't I experience near frost-bite in at least one???


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That's odd - only thing that stings is my crappy flip-up helmet letting all the air in on my face...

Hands are actually the best protected and I only have some Rocket mesh gloves (same as Devious).

Of course all of my pre-work masturbation sessions could attribute to this phenom...

But then - not being ambidexterous, shouldn't I experience near frost-bite in at least one???


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October 14, 2004, 03:48 PM

Forget gloves get heated grips. I have Hot Grips. They sell them at Fast Lane Cycles and they sell fast.

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October 14, 2004, 03:59 PM

Thanks Travis. So your hands don't get cold on the outside with the grips? Good to know because I like my current gloves and would really rather not wear bulky winter gloves. I'll have to check them out. Gerbing socks as well.


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That's odd - only thing that stings is my crappy flip-up helmet letting all the air in on my face...

Hands are actually the best protected and I only have some Rocket mesh gloves (same as Devious).

Of course all of my pre-work masturbation sessions could attribute to this phenom...

But then - not being ambidexterous, shouldn't I experience near frost-bite in at least one???
DT, you must be confused. I think you meant to post this on www.alt.com . Honest mistake, I understand. Also, don't forget you can tuck it down between your legs, lay on your back and do the "bicycle" leg workout. Its a new sensation and it gets your legs and abs all warmed up. Just make sure you use a good lotion to avoid chaffing.


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hey guys any suggestions of the stores that carry good winter gear. thanks


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October 19, 2004, 05:40 AM

My current winter gear is pretty comfortable down to about 25-30, without heated bits. Leesburg to Reston is about 20miles, and in those temps with my current gear that's pretty much the limit. I could go for some electric gloves or grips though, as most of that 20 miles is done 1 handed, with the other hand stuffed inside my faring. The RC used to keep me nice and warm. Gets a little awkward though when you're working the throttle with your left hand.
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October 19, 2004, 06:51 AM

I've had both heated grips & gloves. I prefer the gloves. The grips warm the inside of the hand real nice, but it really sucks when you reach for the brake or clutch and touch that ice cold metal. The heated gloves (Gerbings) keep the whole hand warm all the time. Granted they are bulkier, but my hands get used to it and it hasn't been as big an issue as I feared.
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