Tuesday, February 27, 2007

36 degrees and sunny


Mornings like this make me want to say "Thank You, Widder for making electric heated gloves!". I don't mind 36 degree breeze blowing up under my chin in the helmet, but cold hands are my struggle. My Widder electric gloves kept my fingers and hands nice and toasty for the one-hour ride to the office. The sun rising over a partly cloudy sky made an awesome painting to enjoy as I rode. Once I got past the guy in the volkswagen that was bound and determined to run over me (swerved in front of me twice), it was an enjoyable and peaceful ride.

6 comments:

Ally said...

I learn something new every day...like the existence of electric heated gloves. Your scenery sounds like a nice way to begin the day.

Dave Dragon said...

Electric Vests and Socks make a huge difference in comfort.

Both BMW's I own have Heated Grips, the LT has a heated seat.

Ain't technology grand?

-Dave

irondad said...

Come on, you coulda' took the VW!

gary said...

The heated gloves are on my must-try list. Regarding the aggro VW, there's a LOT of that going around lately. Are people losing their minds? Do they just not care anymore? It's time to look into concealed carry, I think...

Ride well,
=gc=

dru_satori said...

I think I must be crazy or just unusually comfortable in the cold. I've ridden all winter, and yet I don't own our use any electric or heated gear.

Admittedly, part of that is because I know the electrical system of my bike isn't sufficient to support much in the way of powered gear, but it ha s forced me to think more in terms of finding good dual purpose gear.

An example, is layering. Using layers particularly on the torso, I've gotten through the season seeing temps into the teens, with wind-chills well south of that using a mix of workout/outdoor wear and riding gear. Hikers and runners have learned alot over the years about keeping body temperatures up in cold weather. One of those is protecting from the wind. For this, a cheap, but good quality raincoat worn over an armored jacket provides a good mix of protection form the pavement and wind and warmth protection.

So far the only part of my that continues to feel the coldest of days are the tips of my thumbs. Maybe I'll have to look at some heated grips next fall...

Biker Betty said...

Sounded like a great ride. Some day I must get heated gloves. That is the one thing I hate worse than anything is frozen fingers. I hated it when working on planes on the flightline during Maryland winters and I hate it now, lol.