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+1 for the tourmaster overpants! I have a few pairs of riding pants but these are my fave for cold/wet weather. If it continues to stay cold around here winter gloves will be a necessity because the liners just aren't cutting it!
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tomjasz wrote:
For Al and his 54F winter.. I almost felt bad...
Life here is reminiscent of the old days in the military, where uniform change from Summer to Winter and back was based on the calendar, not the actual temperature.

Long sleeves and outer wear begin about 1 Oct, and ends about Easter. Wear short sleeves before Easter or in Oct, and you are definitely a tourist! We were cautioned about it by a good friend upon moving here (mid Winter, mild temps), and chose to be immediately assimilated.
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Re: new gear for the cold?
Leaking Lewis wrote:
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.
120 miles to me is a putt around the block. My dealer of choice is a 360 mile roundtrip despite the fact I have one maybe 10 miles away.

I actually bought the over pants, then went to buy some boots. Also ended up picking up a new cold weather jacket in addition to some good waterproof boots. Spent the day riding as comfortable as I am on the sunniest summer day. It was wonderful.
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This morning, when I took the kids to school, it was 31 here in Pismo Beach.

But, nice enough for this at lunch, outside on their patio.
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It was 71F here when I rode out, should have wore long pants
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TIDWILLOW wrote:
+1 for the tourmaster overpants! I have a few pairs of riding pants but these are my fave for cold/wet weather. If it continues to stay cold around here winter gloves will be a necessity because the liners just aren't cutting it!
Dammit I need some. More $ spent very shortly.

As far as weather, my ride home was a 70 degrees, no rain, but slightly windy. An absolute joy. The wind twisted me at times but I like some wind when it is dry. It's fun at 50 mph.
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71F here this afternoon, but rain. Being a new scooterist, it was my first ride in the rain. Fall leaves, water, road paint all added to the excitement. I was surprised how much rain stings at 55MPH. Spent two hours at DMV getting a tag and title for the GTS. Left feeling pretty good about life-its-own-self, the sky opened up. Had to ride fifteen miles to pick up rebuilt starter for the truck. At least it wasn't cold. And at least I was on a legal GTS. And I was not in a cage.
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DucatiSS wrote:
71F here this afternoon, but rain. Being a new scooterist, it was my first ride in the rain. Fall leaves, water, road paint all added to the excitement. I was surprised how much rain stings at 55MPH. Spent two hours at DMV getting a tag and title for the GTS. Left feeling pretty good about life-its-own-self, the sky opened up. Had to ride fifteen miles to pick up rebuilt starter for the truck. At least it wasn't cold. And at least I was on a legal GTS. And I was not in a cage.
I've been riding for awhile and when it rains at that temp., the oil spots will F you up. It sounds like you have your head around the whole thing, though. You get better by doing it over and over.....and over....

I was in stop and go traffic during a mist yesterday, and the colorful oil stains every 10 inches freakes me out. I always try to ride in car tire-tracks, but I had NO idea there was that much oil in the middle. AVOID IT ALWAYS! I peeked behind the veil and it was scary.
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