staying warm

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by dizave, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. dizave

    dizave Team Blitzed

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    Warmth question:

    I'm riding a GS w/ standard windscreen. I wear Kalahari pants.

    It's getting cold, especially for my legs.

    Do I:

    a. Get aeroflow
    b. Get darien pants, which would fit way more warm stuff underneath
    c. do both
    d. move to australia

    I can't decide.
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  2. jschnitz

    jschnitz Freeway Adventurer

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    I vote you move.. Why live somewhere that is so damn cold!!!

    It gets cold out here sometimes as well. those kalahari pants dont help one bit. I have them as well. I usually wear long-jons underneath and hope for the best. They even make nicer versions of them at a sporting goods store for people who ski. So you can look there.

    At a certain point I am not sure the "fit way more warm stuff" would be good. It will just make you feel way cramped.

    Good luck with the move,
    Jason
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  3. sherpa

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    e. invest in a set of Gerbing heated liners.
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  4. nachtflug

    nachtflug I'm not going to talk about that.

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    you dont want to ride to canada in a car but you want to get an aeroflow? you have issues. you know what the aeroflow for the gs is good for? maybe if you had a big pile of columbian gold, like the real real deep gold, and a real big pile, and you wanted to get some of the seeds out of it, maybe an aeroflow would be good for that. you put an aeroflow on your gs and you can forget about trying to set me up with rabia. why dont you just get the maxivan? or trade in on the RT you want but wont admit. aerobigfuckinguglypieceofplywood. you put an aeroflow on a black gs and you can forget about me crossing a canadian border with you. you go first, I'll follow 10 minutes behind. why dont you get the Get Smart cone of silence? wouldnt that be warmer for your delicate legs? Lets see, my legs are cold, I'll get electric gloves. oh no, I'll get an aeroflow. Seen you on the tv, seen you with that aero-flow, did you catch those child molesters, no one else goes there. aeroflow, aeroflow, showtime. get the reputation of a surgeon, cannot feel the cut. my lover stole my girlfriend, keeps beating up my ex, I want to kill my neighbor, my daughters having sex, my sm lover hurt me, my girl became a man, I love my daughters rapist, MY LIFES GONE DOWN THE PAN, AEROFLOW, AEROFLOW, the dizave cold legs show...showtime.



    Why dont you just buy the RT and quit kidding yourself, and more importantly us.

    Oh what a show.

    What a show.

    Aeroflow.

    Hey wheres Rabia been lately, run off with a K12LT rider?
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  5. Humungus

    Humungus no it doesn't

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    Dont even think about it Dave...its getting down to 70 F at night of late. Friggin' days are so hot the dog carries a water bottle to cross the lawn.

    Enjoy your winter.:rofl
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  6. dizave

    dizave Team Blitzed

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    last I heard she was off adventuring with a band of pygmy nympho vespa riders on knobbies.

    seeds in gold?
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  7. nachtflug

    nachtflug I'm not going to talk about that.

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    the pygmy nymphos I can live with. The thought of her with Vespa riders just burns my ass.

    Well there used to be seeds in gold, but I'm going back 25 years.
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  8. dizave

    dizave Team Blitzed

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    let's cut to the chase:

    ever see a vespa with an aeroflow?

    I bet the lead nympho was driving one and swept her off her feet.
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  9. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    I prefer leather in the winter

    the cheap way is to wear long johns, under jeans and buy some chaps. Nice and toasty!! :thumb

    the other way is to get some bibs, from http://stonelakeleatherworks.com/ which I will be doing soon :thumb
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  10. nachtflug

    nachtflug I'm not going to talk about that.

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    nothing beats a maxivan with the heat on maxi, and the bike in the back, warm and dry.
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  11. mleir

    mleir Evil Doer

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    Darein Pants with fleece liners rock. Also I run Tank Panniers to just keep the wind off my kness. Seems to work for me......
    Just for my commute I just wear fleece lined jeans, good enough for the 7 miles or so I travel 4 times a week.
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  12. formulals1

    formulals1 Semi-Adventurer

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    The Darien pants will block out most of the wind and wet you run into. Also, some heated grips and heated jacket or vest obviously will add some warmth. I treat motorcycling like other winter sports. Layering and the outer shell or key to comfort.

    And a little swig of the good stuff never hurts. :1drink
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  13. nachtflug

    nachtflug I'm not going to talk about that.

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    why dont you wrap some duct tape around yourself. works for me.
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  14. fish

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    FWIW, those bibs cost $320 and are not waterproof, nor do they have any armor. Darien pants cost $297, are waterproof, and include knee armor (although hip armor is available).

    Then again, the bibs have it all over the Dariens for hillbilly affectation. I just wouldn't feel right strumming a banjo in Darien pants.

    [​IMG]
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    Lone Rider Registered User

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    My choice:
    For that sleek, sexy, stylish look...there's no better fashion statement. And a real babe magnet too.

    And yep, got that all important bubba factor covered too.



    http://www.carhartt.com/products/index.html

    R33 Extremes Arctic Zip-Front Overall - Quilt Lined
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    100%-Cordura nylon in 1000 Denier for the utmost durability
    Water-repellant polyurethane side of shell fabric
    100%-nylon quilted to polyester arctic weight lining for warmth
    High back with elastic suspenders
    Snap closure on top of bib and waistband
    Large front cargo pockets with zipper closure for secure storage
    Two quarter top pockets with coin pocket on right side
    Double knees for added durability
    Leg zippers open to hip with protective wind flap and snap closure
    Bar tacks at vital stress points
    Work fit for better range of motion and comfort
    Replaces R12
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  16. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    late evening and into the night.....got away from the kids for about a little 70 mile ride on the R1200C to Moscow (TN) and back. 32 degrees. Was wearing my Gericke "Boost" jacket and pants.....superb....w/ liner, chest core, thighs, and legs warm......wearing thin HD gloves with some thermax liners......hands stayed relatively warm......had heavy winter gloves in the bags if needed but they are kinda uncomfortable for riding long......prexport boots.....waterproof but not lined.....Arai Quantam over a balaclava........was kinding of doing an evaluation on my winter stuff.

    Evaluation: Bike has Parabellum shield and head stayed relatively warm w/ shield down...fogging only at redlights....that little pull-down chin guard really helps...the Arai is as noisy as a shorty for some reason....think it's the vents when open......body and legs perfectly warm.....Hein Gericke is top notch for warmth/wind abatement..........feet got a little tingly, not quite cold but getting there.....on a long run would probably wear thinsulate insulated goretex Rockies...but they're lace-up and was kinda lazy today.......don't have heated grips and would probably not need 'em unless wet.....hate the full face helmet, particularly when bundled up....hard to turn the head for viewing behind etc....I like cool weather riding and have learned a bunch right here.
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  18. Maxmoto

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    Had the AF. I burn it down.:loco :darth :nod
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  20. Maxmoto

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    They say this is picture of the vespa Rabia took off.
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