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Old 12-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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How cold can you go?

I used to freeze my buns off on my DR650 during the winter months when a long ride called. I even used a Gerbings vest, one piece touring suit with liner, winter gloves, boots, neoprene mask, etc. I knew when I finished a ride that I brought my core temps down but the slowed thought process was rewarding. Zen-like.

Today I did a ride that was cold. Even with the decent coverage afforded by the large windscreen and full bodywork of the scoot, it was a wee bit brisk.

So, today when I got home, the first thing I did was put the thermometer under my tongue.

Here was the result-
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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That is not going to be accurate. Use the orifice on the other end.
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
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I was waiting for that! Lol
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:09 PM   #4
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Holy hell, first reply
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure that means you're clinically dead!
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:32 PM   #6
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95F is the onset of hypothermia.

Strangely enough I don't shiver and find it to be sort of relaxing.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #7
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I was waiting for that! Lol
It would sure be confusing if you weren't.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:44 PM   #8
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I used to freeze my buns off on my DR650 during the winter months when a long ride called. I even used a Gerbings vest, one piece touring suit with liner, winter gloves, boots, neoprene mask, etc. I knew when I finished a ride that I brought my core temps down but the slowed thought process was rewarding. Zen-like.

Today I did a ride that was cold. Even with the decent coverage afforded by the large windscreen and full bodywork of the scoot, it was a wee bit brisk.

So, today when I got home, the first thing I did was put the thermometer under my tongue.

Here was the result-
You were probably colder. Just getting off the bike and walking around to get in the house warmed you up.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:57 AM   #9
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That is not going to be accurate. Use the orifice on the other end.
Q: What's the difference between an Oral and a Rectal Thermometer?











A: The taste.
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I've always ran a bit colder than 98.6. I think that contributes to why I overheat, along with being a fast bastard of course.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:26 AM   #12
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:30 AM   #13
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You are not dead until you are warm and dead.
Did CPR on a patient once while they warmed him back up. Myself and another provider did a few hours until he could be pronounced.
There is a scientist in Winnipeg they call Dr Popsickle. He studies hypothermia in humans and can answer all your questions. I hear he is always looking for volunteers.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #14
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Not shivering is a bad sign. Shivering is the most efficient way your body has to generate warmth. it is involuntary and controlled by the "primitive brain" at the top of the spinal cord. If that part of your brain decides to pack it in, you are close to lights out. Lights out is body shut, like passing out, but different.

I have never gotten close to that on a bike. I have actually ridden in zero degrees F, and I would not do it again, but I was young and just having fun. It was a short ride.
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Not shivering is a bad sign. Shivering is the most efficient way your body has to generate warmth. it is involuntary and controlled by the "primitive brain" at the top of the spinal cord. If that part of your brain decides to pack it in, you are close to lights out. Lights out is body shut, like passing out, but different.

I have never gotten close to that on a bike. I have actually ridden in zero degrees F, and I would not do it again, but I was young and just having fun. It was a short ride.
For years I have not shivered much when cold. Especially while riding. I was nowhere near close to a shut down either. Maybe more extreme thresholds is possible.
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