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Cold Weather Riding - September 30, 2009, 07:18 PM

The Season has changed and its starting to get cold out there. Besides the gear, what changes are suggested to make it out safely. Particularly the way a cold road will respond to Traction, Braking, Cornering?
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September 30, 2009, 07:26 PM

ride slower. Watch for leaves in corners. After the first road sanding of the year, railing is out. Shaded parts of the road often condensate more and are colder. Watch for deer.


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September 30, 2009, 07:27 PM

Cold = less traction. Smooth it out like you're riding in the rain. I usually drop tire pressure 1 psi.


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September 30, 2009, 07:34 PM

Your ability to react slows down if you are cold and/or bundled-up. Ride accordingly. I use a Gerber heated jacket liner with full arms and heated handgrips.


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September 30, 2009, 08:01 PM

I'd really like to pick up a heated jacket liner and some heated gloves for this season. I did okay last fall/winter with just some think gloves and a nice Fieldsheer jacket with a liner. I wore A* over pants and never really had an issue with my legs getting cold. Toes never really got cold either with wearing regular socks and my Sidi boots.

Like everyone else has said, smooth it out. Watch for sand. If you bundle up too much, it might be too restrictive. Get somethink to cover the neck, too. The neck'll take a beating real quick.


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September 30, 2009, 08:15 PM

I have my leather,ski pants and neck cover. I don't feel the cold, but I do have to let the bike warm up
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Wet leaves are your worst enemy.They will be everywhere in a few weeks.


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September 30, 2009, 11:24 PM

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Wet leaves are your worst enemy.They will be everywhere in a few weeks.

They are already a problem here in SW VA. And it has gotten into the 30's at night already.


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September 30, 2009, 11:50 PM

Your tires will not have the same traction as they do in the warm weather. In most cases of street riding, it won't be an issue unless you have a habit of really leaning your bike into the corners. Keep in mind that often times the salt they spread on the street isn't as visible as we would like it to be so it can creep up on you in corners.
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i usually pee my pants when it gets cold but that only is a temp fix and will make you colder than before after warmness wears off so use this as a last resort and when ur getting close to your house


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Remember to always anticipate what the the 4 cars ahead of you are going to do because you aren't going to stop like you would if it were warm....Other than that bring on the cold weather...


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WTF is it doing this cold so early!!!! Gonna have to break out the heated gear early this year. One tip I would suggest for winter riding is to buy used race rain tires! As long as the temps stay below 40 those tires rock during winter! Plus when it rains you have a shit load of traction! And heated gloves or at least heated grips are a must!


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October 1, 2009, 07:38 AM

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Cold = less traction. Smooth it out like you're riding in the rain. I usually drop tire pressure 1 psi.
I was actually just going to start a thread asking where all the traction has gone. Last few days been feeling the bike slip a bit here and there. Been frustrating.

People also need to check their air pressure, as the temps have dropped so has your tire pressure.


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