Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Piedmont, NC
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I've ridden down to 14 Fahrenheit on my 40 minute commute at 55-65MPH. Not too fun, but managed just fine with my jeans under my textile riding pants, Thinsulate leather gauntlets, a wool scarf, and my Scorpion Exo jacket with the quilted liner installed. Add my Vietnam boots, and my feet were fine. My fingers did get quite cold about halfway to and from, but nothing incredibly uncomfortable. Any longer or any colder and muffs and/or heated gloves/grips would have been necessary.
I ride in the winter for the commute; nothing fun about the cold for me. Then again, there's nothing fun about the sweltering summers here either.
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