No such thing as too cold
In all honesty, I don't ride nearly as much as I wish during the winter months. I probably ride less over the winter than I do in a week or two during the summer. But when the roads are clear and have been for a few days, I try to get out an enjoy a ride.
Today I had the chance to get out for a few hours and I was pleasantly surprised at how much warmer I was with my new fairing. In the past I've had a windshield, which helps a lot, but the fairing makes just that much more of a difference.
I knew I would be out for a few hours, so I bundled up with the following:
Feet: Wool socks and tall leather boots
Legs: Thermals, jeans, and leather chaps
Torso: Thermals, fleece shirt, and leather jacket
Head: Bavaclava and full-face helmet
Hands: Gerbing G3 heated gloves
After two and a half hours in 35 degree temps, at various speeds, I was still just fine. The only part of me that was even cold was my feet. I have some engine guard chaps that I should have put on the bike which I'm sure that would have taken care of my feet.
(February 11, 2012)
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