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Old 12-08-2013, 07:42 AM
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Default 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...
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