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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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I was out today enjoying a cool ride out of east valley of Phoenix to the mountains to the northwest. This was near Jerome AZ today.
Couple of layers and I was comfy warm.
Yeah, i had planned to wear the Full face helmet and the Joe Rocket Jacket with rain and cold liner, of course gloves... no problem at 55-60 to maybe 85 degrees (my comfort range for all that gear).

I'l be doing it, probably tomorrow, just not highway riding in traffic and the cold.


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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 07:19 AM
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my age does not like cold.. reason I moved.


but I have electric heated vest and chaps... plugs into bike. for when Needed..
vest is almost 30 years old.. chaps 20 years old.. both still work fine.
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post #33 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 12:43 PM
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Full Time Texan... drivers license and all.
whats "UP" with no drivers license photo with glasses being worn ?

weather...... Texas is about 970 miles North to South..
I am about 10 miles north of the "RIVER".

to the not knowing...
many homes down here do NOT have heating built into the house.


today temperature at 1:30 pm local, 11/27/19
I lived in that area a long time ago, 70's, wife has family around Corpus Christi, I still have a brother near Austin. Wife and I have ridden the VTX down together to visit a few times, and I've ridden it solo a few more times. Definitely biking weather year round, I just can't do the high humidity there for more than a few days at once. The ride from Las Cruces / El Paso to my turn-off at Kerrville, 600 miles, is the kind of hiway ride my VTX was built for. I've clipped across many long stretches of I-10 there at well over 100 mph with low or no traffic around. No stereo, just the sound of the wind, the road and my VTX.

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It was a gorgeous sunny cold (62F) day yesterday so I went for a short ride to see a friend about a thing.
Then another friend requested my presence and I went. He screwed up the timing and I was riding back home after sunset, in 50F. I was miserable cold. To us Texans, 50F is FREEZING! (btw, 50F is 10C, for the civilized crowd here)
I bet y'all up north are laughing yer azzes off at us wuss old farts.
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Living in NH made for cold riding especially in the winter. When the air was below zero, I wore a full face helmet. This photo was taken in 1983 in Gilmanton, NH.

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