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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Cold Weather Riding

If anyone is planning on riding this winter, I highly recommend a breath box. I have barely fogged up since getting the breath box, even at stop lights.
My next two purchases are going to be a chin curtain and insulated gloves. My lower face and fingers felt like they were going to fall off this morning.Click image for larger version

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-10-2018, 01:21 AM
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How does it handle on the snow? I'd be afraid of dropping around corners.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Most of the roads I travel to and from work are pretty well traveled, so there really hasn't been much snow buildup on them. It didnt do to bad putting around the yard though. If the roads get covered I'll let ya know how it does on them.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Just got some more snow over the past few days. I probably wouldn't recommend riding in snow on the street at any significant speed. The backend likes to slide around and if there is any divit, groove, or pothole in the road, the back tire will happily slide into it. At slower speeds you can easily put a foot down and shift your weight to keep the bike upright. But at anything over 5 or 10 miles an hour, I feel it would be very hard to keep upright.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-27-2019, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Finally a break in the snow and freezing rain. Looks like riding weather to me.
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Finally a break in the snow and freezing rain. Looks like riding weather to me.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 07:31 AM
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Coldest I've ever ridden was 22 degrees but, I don't like to ride below 32 or in ice/snow conditions. Where I live ice & snow are usually only around 10-30 days with ridable conditions in between.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 08:41 AM
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Pinlock faceshield helps keep fogging at bay.

Cyclegear has a nice line of inexpensive winter layers and balaclavas to help keep the cold from creeping in.

Black ice is more of an issue here than snow.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Gonna try a new dual lens visor on the helmet this winter and see how it works. Should be here in a week or two.Click image for larger version

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When I was in college Id ride to class if streets were partially clear. I was cold, but I wasnt out near as long, and I could park my 90 cc Honda right next to building.

I did have a helmet with a shield that was fixed. That was in 65-68.
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