Re: Success on 7 deg F motorized bicycle work commute!
Thanks Intrepid WW and Wheelbender.
But one thing I can't stress enough; I'm not all that tough where cold weather is concerned. I'm a cold weather wimp.
An example. This time of year you'll still see a few motorcycles out there. Temp 20-25 deg F. They're wearing more or less their mild weather clothes; waist length leather jacket, blue jeans. They're wearing a stocking cap and, probably, long johns. I couldn't do it. And this is not just, 'I don't think I could do it'. I have enough experience with motorcycles that I know I couldn't do it.
I'd be shaking uncontrollably. I could probably hold the bike up when stopped at a red light. But I'd be incapable of actually operating the machine. And I'd be so miserable that anything would be better than riding. I promise this is true.
If I can do it, anyone can do it.
I am convinced that some sort of fairing is required. After that, the clothing is not all that big of a deal.
And opening up the entire year to motorized bicycle riding? Priceless...