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If you guys haven't noticed the temperature drop it's freezing in the mornings. I usually commute to work with my cbr125r but now with this cold weather the tires just don't get traction like they do in the summer. How are you guys dealing with the cold? Long johns, winterliner, heated bar grips?
 

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It's not safe, so i don't do it. Tires become harder to warm up and the ground is always colder than the air so it just means if you're out there in the cold, you're asking for trouble.
 

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Yea its the wind chill that it terrible. No matter how much warm gear you have, it still isn't the same as riding in nice weather. Not to mention the actual condition of the road.

The temperature may creep up high enough for a ride or two more in the next week , but I am not holding my breath or anything.
 

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heated grips and gloves help but im more so worried about tire contact with the ground more so than how cold i will be on the bike.
making it far more easier for you to crash in cold weather isn't a nice thought,
 

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For the rider winter gloves and long johns come first the biek the only thing you could do is take it easy on the turns.
 

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Never mind about the temperature going back up again. Forecast says that it is going to be around 0°C for the next while and it will only get worse after that. Looks like its time to start looking forward to summer and riding season again.
 

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One thing i hate about riding in winter is when you get to snow like what the guy below got into at 1:40, you have to go really slow. If you love riding a lot this may be okay with you but i rather get a winter beater car and deal with that:

 

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It does seem like at a certain point it is more trouble than it is worth to ride in the winter. You can wear some heated gear to keep warm but there is nothing you can do to help you drive better through snow. I'd far rather drive my car through the snow.
 

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It does seem like at a certain point it is more trouble than it is worth to ride in the winter. You can wear some heated gear to keep warm but there is nothing you can do to help you drive better through snow. I'd far rather drive my car through the snow.
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For me, because I live in the north having a winter beater is a MUST. Even on nice days when i want a break from riding or get tired and don't want to take my chances riding i take the beater. Might have to get a beater car thread going.
 

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yea but even when the temp rises or you get a nice sunny sunday, the salt they throw down as precaution is conspiring to bring you down!
 

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yea but even when the temp rises or you get a nice sunny sunday, the salt they throw down as precaution is conspiring to bring you down!
Got to hate that.

Thats why i just wait till the warm weather officially kicks in before i get serious about riding.
 

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I was looking at them a while back and seen how cheap and affordable some can be.
Anyone who wants to ride in the cold and would want to be warmer would benefit from it, good investment
 

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Temps have dropped here as well, but I still ride when I can. Usually my fingers get affected by the cold the most... One thing's for sure, I keep my runs more limited in this weather. Though I can't resist the urge sometimes and I just feel like getting out on the bike for a brief spin, haha.
 

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I'm in Seattle WA area. I plan on riding any morning that my cage doesn't have frost on it

Temperature for most of my recent rides has been between 35-45. Hopefully I'm not pushing my luck. Gear is warm enough, and I take breaks if my fingers get too cold
 
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