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Old 10-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #14524
markbvt
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Location: Georgia, Vermont (that's one town, not two states)
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Originally Posted by ducnut View Post
Heated gear really changes the riding experience. I'll never again own a bike without the ability to run it.
Couldn't agree more.

But that said, I'm apparently a little more minimalist than most. I'm fine with just a heated vest and heated grips. As long as my core is toasty warm and my hands are comfortable, my arms don't get very cold, nor do my legs. I actually really enjoy going for rides when it's in the 20s and 30s out provided the roads are dry.

Was out for an early spring ride once with a friend and we stopped at a gas station to take a quick break and have some coffee. We stood there chatting for a moment, drinking our coffee, and the wind was whipping along, and after a few minutes of that one of us turned to the other and said, "Brr, it's cold out here! Let's get back on the bikes where it's warm!"

Yeah, I love electrics.

--mark
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