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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 09:14:14 AM »

Today- Sunny, dry. Did I go for a ride?

13.6 degrees F? Not likely.
Maybe later. I did however get to see the strom go into Fast Idle for the first time ever.
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2009, 09:33:54 AM »

Man, it makes me cold just to read about riding this morning. That said, I'm going out later when it warms up to 25!
Ben


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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2009, 09:55:31 AM »

P.S. what the heck are thermal leggings, scottish long underwear?

The RevIt Factory pants have a rain liner and a thermal liner (both removable). I also added a set of Hely Hansen thermal longjohns (leggings/long underwear) to the mix. I dont think they were really required though.

Last night I had walked from work to Ruggles station and it was -5F. It was ok while walking but a little chilly when stopped. I was wearing a Mammut down jacket (cant beat it!). I thought to myself...well its not THAT cold so I should be able to ride in the AM...and sure enough I was right Wink. Saying that however, its colder in Scotland when its 34F and wet cold....that wet cold will go right into your bones brrrrrrr. This dry stuff is pretty easy (at least for my short 4 mile commute Wink).

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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2009, 09:56:09 AM »

Chris where did you get the cool thermometer??! I want one!!!

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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2009, 10:24:47 AM »

I got this one...
http://www.glacierchain.com/temp120.html

With the backlight.
I dont have the backlight hooked up, altho I had planned to hook it up to a switch to light it up at night.
If you are interested, give Glacier Chain a call. First off, they are super-nice, and second, you get to talk to an Alaskan, and that can be fun.
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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2009, 10:44:43 AM »

I got this one...
http://www.glacierchain.com/temp120.html

With the backlight.
I dont have the backlight hooked up, altho I had planned to hook it up to a switch to light it up at night.
If you are interested, give Glacier Chain a call. First off, they are super-nice, and second, you get to talk to an Alaskan, and that can be fun.


Oooh wires?  Huh? How does it hook up to the bike? Im not sure about talking to an Alaskan...i have enough trouble being understood by Bostonians...made worse today since I have a head cold (wonder why that is ;-)).

**edit - I just saw that it runs on batteries ;-)...Ill give them a call....in about 4 hrs when they are at the office  Grin

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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2009, 10:55:42 AM »

oh yeah, now I see the batt. operated one. Must be new, they didn't have that last year, I don't think.
Mine's wired to come on when I start the bike, thanks to Eastern Beaver.
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2009, 01:10:29 PM »

Man, it makes me cold just to read about riding this morning. That said, I'm going out later when it warms up to 25!
Ben


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Chris

Chris, I'd love to but was asked to see two new patients with tooth problems today, so I guess I was being too optimistic.
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2009, 05:46:02 PM »

Well, I did manage to get out for about 10 miles. It was considerably warmer than when Andy went to work this morning, a good 25 or so, so I wore a t-shirt and shorts ( and jeans, rainpants, boots, my trusty Tourmaster jacket with all the liners, a neck warmer and some thinsulate gloves.) I was warm with all that stuff and the windscreen raised up. I keep thinking about making a winter dash for Virginia, and if I had a better pair of gloves, I would have been fine to go today I think.
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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2009, 06:27:59 PM »

Nice! I got your call too late to join you, was in the truck picking up firewood this afternoon Grin

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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2009, 07:08:45 PM »

Well done Ben!! And good photo!

I have my evening commute coming up in an hour or so...a balmy 26F (real feel 10F apparently -woohoo!).

Chris was getting the firewood to light a fire under his VStrom  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009, 07:17:02 PM »

I just lit the fire here Chris, this time of year firewood is certainly worth missing a ride for. Andy,somehow I don't doubt you'd be fine on the trans-Alaska in January. Not to be an old lardass but just please remember cars aren't going to be expecting you on a cold night around here.
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2009, 11:01:36 PM »

I keep thinking about making a winter dash for Virginia, and if I had a better pair of gloves, I would have been fine to go today I think.

Why bother? They're getting a blizzard, too.
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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2009, 04:00:37 AM »

Yeah, I'd have to go to Tierra del Fuego I think to get out of this storm. No seat is that good!
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« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2009, 07:18:10 AM »

I just took this one under the shelter of my carport, on the way back inside after the first round of plowing. Won't be going anywhere with one-wheel-drive this morning.  Grin

Pretty artsy picture, tho, isn't it?

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