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View Poll Results: How cold is too cold to ride?

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  • 60

    2 2.50%
  • 50

    7 8.75%
  • 40

    21 26.25%
  • 30

    35 43.75%
  • Never too cold

    15 18.75%
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  1. #1
    In Training
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    NW, Ohio
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    How cold is too cold to ride?

    went for a short ride today in the 30's. That's enough for me.

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  3. #2
    Lost but forgotten

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    I just don't enjoy myself when it's much below 50. All that clothing, along with poor tire grip and the sand and salt that are usually present at that time of year make riding like I want to almost foolish.
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  4. #3
    May 2007 Member of the month
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    Left this morning in 30 degree temps wearing a Fieldsheer one piece suit, winter lined gloves, a wind proof head and neck thingy. Still too dang cold.

    Left work today and rode home in 57-60 degree temps. Still too dang cold. Now I got a sore throat.

    60 degrees is my limit from this point forward. I have a cage for anything less than that. Yep,, Fairweather rider here. Well I will ride in the summer rain,, but winter,,nope,,not anymore.
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  5. #4
    Sprocket Pilot
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    2005 BMW R1200RT
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    Bellevue, WA
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    I commute all winter. Of course the coldest it ever gets here is about 26F, my ride to work is only 15-20 minutes, I have a huge windshield and heated grips

  6. #5
    Throttle Jockey
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    05 M50, 06 CBR600F4i
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    Sunny SoCal
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    3,120
    32F and above on the M50, 41F and above on the CBR. Wind chill also plays a significant role, so even if the temps are in the 40's, winds may prevent me from riding. Warmer temps required on the CBR because I need warm tires for better grip. Coldest I've ridden so far was 19F last December on the M50.

  7. #6
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    05 Honda Rebel and 05 Suzuki S50
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    Northwest Indiana
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    I ride all year round. The only thing that stops me is snow and ice.

  8. #7
    Sprocket Pilot
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    2004 FZ6
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    Torrance, CA
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    40 is cold. It's tolerable down to mid 40s (early mornings) but that's where i draw the line and if i had to commute more than the 10 miles i do in the morning i'd reconsider at those temps. Rode to work one morning and it was 38 or 39...I was bitter. I don't like wearing 4 layers of clothes because by the time afternoon rolls around going back from work it's in the 60s or 70s. Packing the extra clothes is not fun.
    Quacktheduck is one lucky duck.

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  9. #8
    Kickstand Operator
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    I rode this morning. 25 degrees in Buffalo. Bundle up and don't throttle it in a corner.
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  10. #9
    Omnipotent two-wheeler
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    Omaha, NE.
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    40's are about as low as I'll go for around town/short trips, 60's + for any further.
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  11. #10
    Sit speling cheker
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    '05 Anniversary Edition VMax #1878/ 2000
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    Vancouver B.C. Canada
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    Voted 30 but would have chose 35 if it was an option. I commute to work also, weather permitting. I use the freezing mark as a guide and try to stay above that if possible. Without an outside thermometer, I rely on local live broadcasts via the internet. There is a bias though...
    The other morning the net said +3 deg (36 F) yet when I roled the bike outside, frost on scrape worthy car windows told me otherwise.

    Rode anyway, being extra cautious, with no issues. Those heated grips would have come in handy, and I hate to say...chaps again entered my mind...doh
    Last edited by Atlas68; 03-05-2006 at 11:41 AM.
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  12. #11
    Leaned over, knee down
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    If I'm going out for the day, I want it to be at least 55. I will go out for like a half hour, just to get my fix, down to 35. I did get a few hours in this w/e @ 45, but that was with a bunch of stops, and I was wearing my snowmobile suit. Easy on, and off.
    Last edited by Rickster; 03-05-2006 at 11:04 AM.
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    2003 KTM 525 EX/C
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  13. #12
    Third gear and cruising
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    Roland, AR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott58
    I ride all year round. The only thing that stops me is snow and ice.
    I don't ride when it rains, the coldest ride so far was 22 and the only problem I have is keeping my hands and feet warm.
    I only ride 'em. I don't know what makes 'em work.
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  14. #13
    Throttle Jockey
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    '05 Boulevard C50
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    Central Kentucky
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    I'll ride to work if the morning temp is about 35° and the roads are clear. Thermal long johns under the Joe Rocket Steel Jeans work.
    Last edited by tlwisner; 03-05-2006 at 05:21 PM.
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  15. #14
    Lost but forgotten

    My Bike(s)
    2012 Ninja 1000 ABS, 2002 Bandit 1200 S, 2002 Honda XR50R, 1992 Honda CR125R
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    You guys are loving that alt246 thing, ain'tcha?
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  16. #15
    Leaned over, knee down
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    St Paul Mn
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    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRed94
    You guys are loving that alt246 thing, ain'tcha?
    I'll bite, what the heck is "alt246"?
    2009 BMW, R 1200 GS
    2010 Victory Cross Country
    2008 DR 650
    2004 BMW R1150RS
    2003 KTM 525 EX/C
    2005 Santa Cruz Heckler


 

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