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December 15, 2016, 10:01 PM

Today it was too cold to ride! I'm installing the grips this weekend. Just annoyed with disassembling the bike nearly every week.

I might follow in Kirk's footsteps and look at heated gear. Tryna step up my riding game.


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December 16, 2016, 06:58 AM

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Today it was too cold to ride! I'm installing the grips this weekend. Just annoyed with disassembling the bike nearly every week.

I might follow in Kirk's footsteps and look at heated gear. Tryna step up my riding game.
I've got some heated grips you can have(if you're going to use them) if that's what you're looking for.

They're just the pad that you install on the bar before installing the grip. Works great in conjunction with heated gloves.


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December 16, 2016, 07:27 AM

A heated vest, heated grips, and a thin belacava let's me ride in comfort down to around freezing. Below that I'd need to get a set of hippo hands or heated gloves for more than a short ride to stay comfy.

Went for a short 15 mile ride once at zero degrees a few years ago. I'd need an artic suit and a heated helmet to be tempted to try that again. My breath wasn't fogging my faceshield, it was freezing onto it... Lol.


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December 16, 2016, 11:49 AM

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My breath wasn't fogging my faceshield, it was freezing onto it... Lol.
Last night was brutal, less than a mile into the ride my fingers, toes, and knee caps were frozen. And as windblown said my breathe was freezing on the inside of my visor...

haha! uhg.

I have heated grips, just need to install them, though i think Hippo Hands might be a better solution for the winter.

Maybe run a silicon tube from my radiator through my seat too!? Haha!

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December 16, 2016, 12:12 PM

Heated grips are great in tandem with electric gloves but can't do the job alone, especially if you are working the levers or covering them constantly. If you have an indoor battery on a tender you can rig an outlet up to it so you can pre-warm your gloves while you suit up before heading outside. You may even find yourself using those gloves when de-icing/driving your car....
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December 21, 2016, 08:29 AM

Just finished finals and took off work. Who wants to go for a ride today? haha


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December 21, 2016, 11:56 AM

Heated grips don't work for me, since I don't usually grip on bars fully with both hands. Even still, they are not good enough unless you have large windshield to block the wind.

Gerbing Hybrid T5 gloves (works on both batteries or wired) & Gerbing puffer. Bought both cheap on closeout. Kept me comfortable for the 1/2 hour commute this morning...I believe it was below freezing. Still can't believe how well the gloves work & my bike is naked.


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December 22, 2016, 01:53 AM

Y'all need to let those bikes sit at home when the temperature goes below freezing.


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It's game time!



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December 23, 2016, 08:35 PM

I think I will ride Skyline Drive tomorrow once the AM rain tapers off. Start in Front Royal, VA and work my way down. Will either pull off in Luray @ 211 or continue on pending on how the weather is.

Anyone game?

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February 4, 2017, 06:50 AM

Anyone up for a ride tomorrow? Forecast is calling for a high of 51F


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February 4, 2017, 10:08 AM

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Anyone up for a ride tomorrow? Forecast is calling for a high of 51F
I maybe game for this.

What time were you thinking of starting? Meet point and for how long?

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February 4, 2017, 11:21 AM

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I maybe game for this.

What time were you thinking of starting? Meet point and for how long?
Meet at my place in Middletown. And two options.

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1)100 mile loop around Frederick. Solid route.

Probably 1.5 to 2 hours. Perhaps grab food in downtown frederick afterwards?

Start: 12:00PM
End: 4:00Pmish assuming we're eating afterwards

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2) Fayetteville loop in PA. 215 miles.

It's a great ride. Map says 5 hours, but I think we've done it in 3.5-4

https://goo.gl/maps/GzzRGV2YuBt

Start: 10:00AM
End: 5:00Pmish


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February 4, 2017, 05:03 PM

Let me know if youre down for either one. Otherwise ill be out and about solo

Edit: Imma do Frederick


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