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37F this morning :)

Warm enough to ride! No ice.

took my usual route to work, didn't try tossing it into any corners; just a nice brisk 'brisk' ride in to the office. 4 PM this afternoon it should be around 50F, so it's another case of riding this morning to enjoy this afternoon.
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4 p.m., & it was right about 50F. Had a wonderful romp home. Hope others will get to be out and about.
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When its 37 over here I dont wanna be anywhere outside lol. If I tried to get on the bike it would probably tip over and play dead.
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I rode around 230 miles on Tuesday (hillcountry twisties), but it was in the 60's here.
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50* air, and colder...... Dense air. Thick air has more oxygen, and that means more fuel can burn. THAT means more power. Nature's intercooler.
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It got well into the 60's this afternoon. If it wasn't for getting some appointments done, I'd have been out there today. I much prefer mornings, so I can enjoy the ride rather than dodging inept road users.

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When its 37 over here I dont wanna be anywhere outside lol. If I tried to get on the bike it would probably tip over and play dead.
Cali-pussy.

I have to admit that when I was a young rider I thought: only old grey beard geezers wearing fuzzy slippers would journey out into the cold; riding their Gold Wings and/or their fat portly BMW touring Winnebago monstrosities. All candy-assed in their heated riding gear, and heated grips, saddles and drink warmers... with vents that blow warm engine heat on them. Wankers, the lot of them.

And then there was a much younger me on my alpha-numeric sport bike battling hypothermia. Barely able to keep any feeling in my extremities, but I was a manly motorcyclist. Not some old AARP member on an ber-fat public transit bus pretending to be a real bike rider.

The first Christmas after I was married to my (ex)wife, she gave me a heated vest. I was underwhelmed. I was stupid. I installed the controller, and plugged it in, and went for a December ride at roughly the 45 parallel - for the geographically challenged, that's halfway between the equator and North pole. For reference, the US-Canadian boundary west of Lake Superior is the 49th parallel. So, winters are cool to cold. Holy-electrons, had I been a dumb ass for a large number of years.

As an aside, I was actually glad when that 1st vest gave up the ghost. Because from then on I only bought electric jackets... with heated gloves that plugged into RCA connections from the end of the jacket arms. Don't be macho/tough/or a real man... get the gear if you live: north of the 40th parallel, ride along coastal waters, or mountainous areas, or the desert during the night/early morning hours. Once you ride with electric gear, you'll not ride in the above areas without it.

Even So-Cal has temporary conditions when heated gear pays for itself.
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November between Mira Mesa and Escondido riding Hwy 15 back to my apartment after 11 p.m. (Swing shift)..... Dropping into the arroyos that were flowing all the freezing cold desert air out to sea....... With shitty gear. Brutal. That ice water challenge, has nothing on it.
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Loss of core temperature is almost impossible to make back up while you're still in the conditions.

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Looks like it might be nice enough to head out some today.....just sayin

I swear, I'm going to put this thing up this year, the weather isn't cooperating.
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Looks like it might be nice enough to head out some today.....just sayin

I swear, I'm going to put this thing up this year, the weather isn't cooperating.
That's why I never put mine up..... if it's in storage, it's a production to get it out and play with it. Almost like you have to take it to dinner, buy it flowers, compliment it and laugh at it's jokes.
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That's why I never put mine up..... if it's in storage, it's a production to get it out and play with it. Almost like you have to take it to dinner, buy it flowers, compliment it and laugh at it's jokes.
RJ, you're such a pig... I thought I was the only one did all of that for. (Sniff), You just broke my heart... I hope you're proud of yourself.
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RJ, you're such a pig... I thought I was the only one did all of that for. (Sniff), You just broke my heart... I hope you're proud of yourself.
We are indeed brothers of different mothers.
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Rode about 170 Miles today! Temperatures were in the high 50's to low 70's.
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Rode about 170 Miles today! Temperatures were in the high 50's to low 70's.
U must have a sore ass!
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