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That's about as cold as it gets here.

Crispy!

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Wow! I feel lucky it was only 34F when i left Oakland this morning now! How long did your temperature gauge blink for?!?!
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16 here. I would have headed out shopping this morning but the hot water heater burst it's pipes in the apt. next to mine last night and our driveway is now covered with a massive ice slick Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Gosh it was 41F in London this morning. I can't believe the Bay Area was colder. Only a month ago I was scooting up Mount Hamilton in 70 degree temps while London was in the 40s. Why so cold?
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Apparently the Bay Area set some new records last night and today. Hadn't been this cold here this time of year since 1972....
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26 degrees F in Sacramento this morning. Still rode to work.
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-6F this morning in Denver!! Luckily, Black Rod is in the shop and doesn't have frost bite
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This morning when I logged on my PC at 6am it was 9 degrees out. My wife pulled into work around 6:30 and it warmed up to 11 degrees. Its been hovering around 22 degrees most of the day. One of our more mountainous towns reported -30 in the canyon and -10 in the town itself.

All I know is I am working hard and hope to in 5 years move to Florida. I hope it is more then just a dream!
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Cold day indeed...

The local news today are telling horror stories about the "black ice"... Wha? emoticon

Be careful out there, the black ice is watching you from the shadows!
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68F here this morning. Had to put my liner in. Razz emoticon
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stickyfrog wrote:
68F here this morning. Had to put my liner in. Razz emoticon
I thought there was a rule in the forum about not showing up the nice temperature in your local area when the rest is complaining about the cold...

Here in California we use to have the mouth shut when this happend Razz emoticon

Is there a moderator watching this to take care of stic... oh wait! Razz emoticon
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Heh. Yeah R, I woke up to this on my way in. Was not amused.
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we've been negatives, and tied for a record low. I pulled the battery in all 4 scoots and have them on tenders (we have no garage...).

HOPEFULLY in a week it will be above freezing. Of course, this being CO, it might be 65 the week after.

Keep warm everyone! We tend to ride year round if possible!
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canopus wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
68F here this morning. Had to put my liner in. Razz emoticon
I thought there was a rule in the forum about not showing up the nice temperature in your local area when the rest is complaining about the cold...

Here in California we use to have the mouth shut when this happend Razz emoticon

Is there a moderator watching this to take care of stic... oh wait! Razz emoticon
I should give myself a time out for that.
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A 1 mile UPS run in 14F. Nuff!
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60F here this morning, temp moving toward 30F by tomorrow, along with a winter storm approaching.
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It hasn't gotten out of the 20's for several days. I am on scooter restriction according to my fretting Hubby. No riding until it is above 35 degrees. I've been cranky since the temperatures dipped and I think I know why.
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TheO.Z. wrote:
Heh. Yeah R, I woke up to this on my way in. Was not amused.
Threw a tarp over the scooter last night.

Hate the icy seat deal.

We are such wimps here in the Bay Area when it gets chilly.

I include myself in that...

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glasseye wrote:
TheO.Z. wrote:
Heh. Yeah R, I woke up to this on my way in. Was not amused.
Threw a tarp over the scooter last night.

Hate the icy seat deal.

We are such wimps here in the Bay Area when it gets chilly.

I include myself in that...

R
chilly = bogus!
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SuperK2 wrote:
It hasn't gotten out of the 20's for several days. I am on scooter restriction according to my fretting Hubby. No riding until it is above 35 degrees. I've been cranky since the temperatures dipped and I think I know why.
Aw that is too bad. It has been nice and dry too. I love riding in cold clear weather.
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Re: 27F for my commute this morning
glasseye wrote:
That's about as cold as it gets here.

Crispy!

R
You win! It was a balmy 32 degrees up here in Palo Alto at 8AM this morning when I mounted up. Brrrrrrr.

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20 at 6:30 pm here, due to get down to single figures tomorrow night. Snow and sleet all evening so far, 2-4 inches due tonight. Sticky, I think you should have to ride naked through our town early tomorrow morning yelling forgive me, forgive me, for being a ass.
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TheO.Z. wrote:
Heh. Yeah R, I woke up to this on my way in. Was not amused.
The original Cool Ass. Razz emoticon
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20 at 6:30 pm here, due to get down to single figures tomorrow night. Snow and sleet all evening so far, 2-4 inches due tonight. Sticky, I think you should have to ride naked through our town early tomorrow morning yelling forgive me, forgive me, for being a ass.
Why punish the people in your home town? Razz emoticon
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NO SNOW! We may have a few more days of scooting in sub zero. Just north it's all white. By the snow maps jus SE MN is clear. YES!
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50's and rainy this morning. About 70 for the ride home. I am NOT looking forward to the next cold snap. I am being spoiled.

I did almost lose it today at a stoplight when I planted my left foot on a painted "arrow" on the road. Caught myself, but I pulled a muscle. Poor, poor, pitiful me. 8)
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Re: 27F for my commute this morning
glasseye wrote:
That's about as cold as it gets here.

Crispy!

R
27F is cold, especially if you don't have the right gear. Balmy here now -- 50F and a bit of rain. The commute tomorrow morning calls for warm and rainy though the temp will drop all day until the winter mix is supposed to arrive at 6pm. I've taken the Vespa to work more than a few times with that forecast only to find the scooter covered with snow at 5pm.

So I'm weighing my options now...
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TroutBum wrote:
sanogeo1 wrote:
20 at 6:30 pm here, due to get down to single figures tomorrow night. Snow and sleet all evening so far, 2-4 inches due tonight. Sticky, I think you should have to ride naked through our town early tomorrow morning yelling forgive me, forgive me, for being a ass.
Why punish the people in your home town? Razz emoticon
Exactly.

It is weird though. We had a record high here yesterday and maybe again today while the rest of the country is in a deep freeze. Even parts that are usually not so cold. We must be living right in the sunshine state.
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Expecting temps here to get down to 12 on Sunday.
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WUSS. Laughing emoticon Move here and it might be in the 60's in the winter. Crying or Very sad emoticon Be careful.
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5 Inches of snow this morning. Going to get down to 3 tonight. Record low. Going to be -3 Monday or Tuesday, another record low. TroutBum, my side is still hurting. Speaking of punishment, at 70 I kinda got where I don't like mirrors anymore.
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hey...that's above normal for us!!
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37 and drizzling when my son left for school today. He took the car not the scoot since he won't be coming home until after dark (work after class) which means the wet streets are likely to be icy by the time he heads home. Given how badly people in Houston handle icy roads it is NOT the time to be on 2 wheels. Though frankly, while I'll ride in the 20fs I won't ride if the roads aren't dry anywhere close to freezing.
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wow, that's a lot of shivering going on,

coming from over here, i'd always thought places like Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas etc were hot year round, coz they always seem to be hot on the telly

think i'll stick to Florida
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10F can't find an earthly reason to take advantage of dry roads. Frostbite warnings for outdoor activities.

For Al and his 54F winter.. I almost felt bad...
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I live in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. It was 35 degrees on my patio at 8:00 this morning. Frost on the roofs of neighboring houses. It's supposed to get even colder over the weekend.
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new gear for the cold?
Who is buying new gloves, heated grips or jackets? I just bought a pair of Rev'it Orion GTX Gloves (based on VISORDown review). My hands have frozen that last two days.
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Re: new gear for the cold?
Leaking Lewis wrote:
Who is buying new gloves, heated grips or jackets? I just bought a pair of Rev'it Orion GTX Gloves (based on VISORDown review). My hands have frozen that last two days.
Just went and bought a new pair of waterproof, gauntlet style winter gloves and a pair of tourmaster over pants. Next up is a good pair of waterproof riding boots.

It was 29 degrees this morning here, and last night I did a 120 mile in about 45 degree weather. I withstood it fairly well but I wasn't as comfortable as I'd have liked.
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Re: new gear for the cold?
Techenigma wrote:
Leaking Lewis wrote:
Who is buying new gloves, heated grips or jackets? I just bought a pair of Rev'it Orion GTX Gloves (based on VISORDown review). My hands have frozen that last two days.
Just went and bought a new pair of waterproof, gauntlet style winter gloves and a pair of tourmaster over pants. Next up is a good pair of waterproof riding boots.

It was 29 degrees this morning here, and last night I did a 120 mile in about 45 degree weather. I withstood it fairly well but I wasn't as comfortable as I'd have liked.
I have the Tourmaster overpants. I've found them to be a very good buy. Waterproof and warm. 120 miles though! you need a heated seat and grips.
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