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.
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 über-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.