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11-16-2006 08:27 AM
joeinthesnow
Re: Ride to Topeka tonight from Kansas City (75 miles)...

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Originally Posted by Bones
I have plenty of gear, none of that fancy electric warming gear . Still it gets cooooold.
A flaw in your argument! :twisted:

If you still get cold then you either don't have enough gear or it's not suitable for low temps. Your biggest concern should be traction and black ice, not being cold. Don't treat the cold too lightly. 20 at 85mph is equivalent to about -50. That's more than cold enough to kill. If your gear isn't up to the task, I wouldn't recommend it. If you can windproof yourself, you take the wind chill factor out of the equation but you're still dealing with 20 degrees.
Remember that you are made of mostly water and water freezes at 32. The slight salt content will drop it a few degrees but if your core temp drops to as cold as 70 or so, your whole body will shut down. Some folks can stay awake at lower body temps but 60 is about the most you could possibly hope for. Just about a month ago, a local man and his 12 year old son died on a lake. Their boat capsized. They didn't drown. The water temp was 55 degrees. They died almost instantly due to loss of body heat.

I'll happily ride around in low temps but that doesn't make me more manly, it only means I have the gear to handle the task. If you asked me to go out on a 20 degree night with standard motorcycle gear, I'd laugh at you.
11-01-2006 01:48 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by Biker Scout
It would be a much better story 20 years from now if you rode all night in the freezing rain to be with the one you love. A true testament to love!
Who am I gonna tell? My "boys" will be frozen and inoperable. I am 34 already, I need all the help I can get
11-01-2006 01:42 PM
Biker Scout It would be a much better story 20 years from now if you rode all night in the freezing rain to be with the one you love. A true testament to love!
11-01-2006 01:41 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by JaySoy
I saw you compromise and meet over at the Super 8 in Lawrence. :razz:
That blows my $11 savings out the window :lol:
11-01-2006 01:39 PM
JaySoy I've still been riding about 20 miles in the mornings. I haven't got too cold yet. I think the breaking factor would be the distance.

4:00 in the morning would be freaking tough to do.

I saw you compromise and meet over at the Super 8 in Lawrence. :razz:
11-01-2006 01:18 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by Deerhntr
Hey, I rode my KLR thru there this summer. It was a 106 degrees with a 30 MPH crosswind. You can handle the cool weather so go for it. :lol: To be honest though, if it were me I'd be driving my T100 Toy. Don't like riding in below freezing temps these days.
More than likely I will take the easy way out and take the truck as well. No need to be a hero
11-01-2006 01:15 PM
Deerhntr Hey, I rode my KLR thru there this summer. It was a 106 degrees with a 30 MPH crosswind. You can handle the cool weather so go for it. :lol: To be honest though, if it were me I'd be driving my T100 Toy. Don't like riding in below freezing temps these days.
11-01-2006 01:14 PM
ham! If it's any consolation, I'll be riding home at eleven PM tonight on my KLR.





Of course, I only have a mile & 1/2 to go.


And I will have the full suit on!
11-01-2006 01:08 PM
Bones We both have jobs :razz: Sucks dating someone this far away.
11-01-2006 01:02 PM
ham! Bring her back with ya? :roll:
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