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Whats the coldest temperature you would ride in? I usually dont ride in anything below the mid 60's. As you already know winter is setting in. Its 55 degrees right now but I want to ride badly. Is 55 to cold to ride in even when wrapped up? Whats the coldest temp you will ride in?
 

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About 45 is as low as I go, and then never really hard. Anything colder and my hands hurt enough that I can't safely use the front brake.
 

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60 or below and that's it, i can't take it.

you have to remember that absolute temperature is always going to be colder when you're riding, so if it's technically 60 degrees outside, add about 45-50mph of wind on to that, and that's how cold it will really be.

if you live in the midwest, it's pointless to ride from now until feb. we've had a few unseasonably warm days this past week, but nothing to really enjoy the ride.
 

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If I'm going to go very far nothing colder than about 55. But there have been a couple mornings here in the past 2 weeks its been in the 40's on the way to work. But I only have to go about a mile. Then by the time lunch gets here is in the 60/70's.
 

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As along as it hasn't snowed & the roads are clear, I always ride.
Last winters lowest temp ride was 19 degrees.


Good gear, great ride..
 

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Yeah. I know that wind chills a factor. If its 60 it will feel like 50 or colder when your riding in it. But if you have on warm clothing while riding in low 60 to mid or 50 weather wouldnt you be safe? Assuming youre not going faster than 60.
 

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Lowest temp ride I did was at about 5 F.

I don't ride much in the cold now. Unless I really have the urde to ride, my rule of thumb is if I can see my breath, it is too cold for a casual ride.
 

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With my colder weather gear, I go to about 35-40 degrees but it's a much more relaxed pace. Between cold fingers and cold tires, I never ride more than 60%.
 

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I have no limit but then again I live in Cali and the lowest I think I've seen is like low 30's in the early winter mornings.
There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.
 

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50 degrees is where I have to stop, after that the hands are just too cold......
 

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When I first got my bike back in Feb. it was in the low 30's upper 20's and I was riding...to work its 35 miles one way. Just made sure I dressed correctly and left no skin exposed and I was fine.
 

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Pffft - pussies... :p

As long as there isn't ice on the roads, it's fine :D I've ridden in snow storms before - not something I'd recommend, though :lol
 

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40 degs is about it for me, tires don't warm up and the pavement has just a little more grip than a wet road
 

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Low 40's is my limit. No so much that I can't handle it if I'm properly geared for it, but it's just not enjoyable for me and that is basically why I ride, not as my only means of transportation. I am worried about tire grip and I just don't feel relaxed.
 

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About the coldest I will ride is around 45 degrees, or so. Anything under that is a bit too cold on my hands, even with gloves on.
 

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~50 degrees is it for me. When your hands are cold, your feel for the controls goes way down and you have to ride so slow to avoid the effects of wind chill. Not that enjoyable for me when its cold, so I park mine around early Nov. most years. Plus I don't really have gear designed specifically for very cold days. Vented gloves let in the cold, etc.
 

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out here in Cali it's really never too cold to ride. If there is heavy rain in the forecast I'll hang it up, although I enjoy riding in the rain, i just don't enjoy drying off after.
 

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Big Worm said:
out here in Cali it's really never too cold to ride. If there is heavy rain in the forecast I'll hang it up, although I enjoy riding in the rain, i just don't enjoy drying off after.
The Motoboss one-piece rain suit that fits over my leathers is fucking awesome.
I don't get wet in the rain anymore.

As for the people who are whining about cold hands, get some better gloves.
Or, if it's really that hard for you to find gloves throw some heating circuits in your grips.
Where there's a will, there's a way. :p
 
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