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My coldest ride was in 05, at the end of October. On the way home from L.A.,
from Chicago riding East, the temperature was 35-40 F, which is OK to ride
to work but being on the saddle for 10 hours a day it's cool.
I was on the K75 which I equipped with home made fairing for the legs,
heated grips (the good ones fo $25.-) and a short inexpensive heated vest.
In spite of wearing the heaviest winter gloves, and having the heated grips
on the warmer setting, my finger-tips were frozen. I stopped at a drugstore,
bought a box of Band-Aid and wrapped one around each finger-tips, it did the
job. I arrived in Montreal on the 27 th of October.
Bob Silas

----- Original Message -----
From: scott Baxter
To: Robert Silas ; oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: List

Well, you wouldn't know it from the traffic.  I'm
taking my bike to work tomorrow and morning temp is
expected to be around 12F (balmy compared to your
location possibly), and while oilheads, particularly
RTs should be year round bikes this list is silent
while the other list I subscribe to, which serves
Suzuki RG 500 gammas (a fair weather bike if there
ever was one) has maybe 8 posts a day on a slow day
and at this time of year no one is riding their bikes
save folks in Southern Calif, Florida, Texas, and the

I LOVE my Gerbing gloves and thermostat.  I love my
insulated overpants with the full length zippers.  I
don't love how the wind now runs up my back on the
R1100 RT while the K1100 RS I had before this bike had
no such aerodynamic feature.  OTOH its fairing was
rudimentary and I could not ride it in cold temp below
30F due to wind getting under the helmet.  A big Cee
Bailey screen tilted up like a barn door gives me a
wind free pocket with nothing scooting up the helmet,
but plenty of air scooting up my kidneys, sad to say.
I think a Gerbing vest is in order.

--- Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Happy New Year.
> Is this list still alive????
> Bob Silas

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