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Offline NEON DEON

WINTER IS COMING
« on: February 12, 2020, 06:54:19 am »
Good Morning Dogs , like a lot of members I too commute everyday . Its not winter as yet but with all the rain in the air there is a chill in the air. I have also noted that sunrise is now nearly a 1/2 hour later . I leave home around 5.20 in the morning , month or so ago it was already light , now still dark . This morning I decide to refit my inner into my jacket just as a bit of a precaution.
How do you commuters feel are we going to have a colder than normal winter ?  I have in similar conditions said its going to be a cold winter just to be proved wrong and winter turns out to be  mild. This year I am trying not to predict any thing . But going in blind is also craze , being prepared is always a good option .
For my trips , I have nice thermal pants and top as a base layer , my Adventure jacket I have set up to my liking with a SPIDI H2o rain liner , and a fleece inner jacket . The liners can also be swapped out for a down jacket , but this need to be done in advance .
Last bit that need attention is legs , I have  my preferred ballistic jeans , they super comfortable to ride in, but have the option of textile pants with warm liners , so my long trips are more or less sorted , Its my daily ride to work that is a bit of a concern , mite just decide to try the textile pants ,and leave a pair of jeans at work , change when I get there , change again when going home . But here lies the problem, most of the time winter morning are freezing , and the afternoons are warm , and then the gear becomes uncomfortable and you sweat in them making movement difficult . 
 

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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 07:24:13 am »
Heated grips with some jaw clenching always had to carry me through the cold mornings....


I found that down to 12degrees heated grips was enough, no extra layers or anything. But lower than that you need some extra layers
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 11:40:32 am »
You are in South Africa, right? Not Greenland?

Hereabouts we are into our 'best' months, February/March.

Thermals?  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:  Just wish it didn't feel so vulnerable riding in shorts.  :-\
 

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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 11:48:47 am »
In the last year or so we had a couple of really cold days, but Winter was not a bother that much.
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 11:54:22 am »
Heated grips with some jaw clenching always had to carry me through the cold mornings....


I found that down to 12degrees heated grips was enough, no extra layers or anything. But lower than that you need some extra layers

I have heated grips and summer gloves atm  :lol8:
They don't help for shit!!

I'm also already thinking in the back of my mind about the winter. 
I used to have those muff things over the handlebars (AWESOME!!!) but I lost them (not so awesome)

So I need to buy either new one's or winter gloves.   Don't want to spend money now so I'm hoping for a mild winter  :peepwall:
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 11:57:53 am »
Heated grips with some jaw clenching always had to carry me through the cold mornings....


I found that down to 12degrees heated grips was enough, no extra layers or anything. But lower than that you need some extra layers

I have heated grips and summer gloves atm  :lol8:
They don't help for shit!!

I'm also already thinking in the back of my mind about the winter. 
I used to have those muff things over the handlebars (AWESOME!!!) but I lost them (not so awesome)

So I need to buy either new one's or winter gloves.   Don't want to spend money now so I'm hoping for a mild winter  :peepwall:

The muff's with heated grips are the best. I can get you the contact number to get a new set.
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 12:00:03 pm »
Heated grips with some jaw clenching always had to carry me through the cold mornings....


I found that down to 12degrees heated grips was enough, no extra layers or anything. But lower than that you need some extra layers

I have heated grips and summer gloves atm  :lol8:
They don't help for shit!!

I'm also already thinking in the back of my mind about the winter. 
I used to have those muff things over the handlebars (AWESOME!!!) but I lost them (not so awesome)

So I need to buy either new one's or winter gloves.   Don't want to spend money now so I'm hoping for a mild winter  :peepwall:

The muff's with heated grips are the best. I can get you the contact number to get a new set.

I have the number (Safari4x4)
I presume we are talking of the same place.

I just can't afford R800 now for a pair. 

Maybe I can get winter gloves for 2nd hand at a cheaper price.

My mind won't go into gear about this dilemma of mine. 

Still in denial phase
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 12:02:50 pm »
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...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2020, 01:55:04 pm »
Hippo hands is what they call them?
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2020, 03:10:56 pm »
Pulled my buffy on today for the first time, to keep my throat and neck warm...
 

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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2020, 03:17:28 pm »
I ride with the ballistic jeans every day, warm in winter but a bit hot in summer... 8) Leather jacket works best with an inner in the mornings and on the way home just tuck the inner into the bungees on the carrier rack for the airflow, ... for gloves I wear winter riding ones with hiking inners from Outdoor WH made for snow conditions... combined with heated grips this works fine behind a set of Cycra's finest. With the helmet all I add is a neoprene ski-mask that tucks below the neck, NOTHING gets through that sucker..... ;D :thumleft:


« Last Edit: February 12, 2020, 03:21:32 pm by Roxtar »
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 04:14:33 pm »
Fukkit okes ...really ??? It's still summer
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2020, 05:39:42 pm »
Anyone taken their bike off the road and laid it up for the winter yet?  :pot: :pot:
 

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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2020, 06:20:37 pm »
Touched 36.5 degrees in Hout Bay today....


Winter, you say...?


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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2020, 08:28:03 am »
Hippo hands is what they call them?

American version yes.

Hier noem ons hulle muffs  :biggrin:

https://www.safari4x4.co.za/product/muffs-delux/


EDIT: Nee lyk my ek is verkeerd.  Olifant ore lyk my is die naam  :snorting:
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2020, 09:49:03 am »
Here in my neck of da woods it only really gets chilly from mid-May to mid-Aug..... the rest is seen as summer riding months... However, those 3 cooler months are in my opinion the best for riding as the mornings are crisp, air clear and wind virtually zero... in the arvie the air is cool and you do not get home drenched in sweat from the summer heat... As someone who commutes year round on the bike, I look forward to this time... ;) :ricky: :thumleft:
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2020, 10:48:20 am »
I drained my carbs and purged the Fi, getting fuel stabilizer soon. Cant be too careful with the icy winter approaching.
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Re: WINTER IS COMING
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2020, 10:52:47 am »
Myne staan al op blokke innie grudge

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