Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This Commute will be Powered by Tourmaster



23 degrees F is just enough to make your fingers red and stinging even inside of thick lined leather gloves riding 50 mph. But I did not experience that unpleasentness this morning as I was protected with my Tourmaster electric gloves which kept my hands comfortable for the 40 minute commute to work.

Yes, you guess it. Mine is the only bike sitting in the parking lot at the office despite the fact there is now chance of rain, ice, snow, and they skies are clear.

10 comments:

Mr. Motorcycle said...

You are the man.
I like you don't give it up till it's "almost" too late.

Aaron said...

It was 20deg at my place.

I'm 1/2 in the parking lot. We've got another hardcore rider that lives down the street from me.

fasthair said...

HI Allen,

One of these days I'm going to get me some electrics I swear. I said it again this morning as I suited up for the ride to work. It was a nice 41f this morning so once again I siad "I don't need no stinkin' electrics!" :)

So how do these new glove work? What did they cost? How do you plug them in to the bike?

fasthair

Steven said...

I just know it was pretty darn chilly last night at 9pm, and for some reason I had my summertime gloves on.

The bank sign said -2c, but maybe that was just their stock value.

Allen Madding said...

Mr. Motorcycle - I am so not the man. But I hear the man is going to pay off all of our mortgages!

Aaron - glad to hear you're in some good hardtail company. Hope you are missed with the layoffs.

Fasthair - $125-$129 depending on which internet site you shop. They come with a harness/pigtail you wire to the battery on the bike. Plug em into the harness, push the on button on the back of the cuff of the righthand glove and warm.

Steven - I am worried about you

FLHX_Dave said...

There is a difference between being hard-core and just plain stupid. Glad to see you are hard-core. Stupid would be riding without the heated gear.

I have rode in the cold and snow, for pleasure, but it's a completely different deal when when you ride to work in it. I'm a puss here!

One Harley Rider said...

I bow to you. I have a personal rule. If it is below 46 degrees I will not ride for over an hour. If it's 30 minutes with a break for grits & eggs than maybe ..........

Conchscooter said...

I'm too embarrassed to say how cold it is but it feels freezing to me. And by the way if you are a good little soldier and keep paying the mortgage on time: No Relief For You!

TRT said...

You are dedicated. Hope you get to keep up all winter.

Charlie6 said...

Good job Allen, 23 is pretty "brisk"...that's when the grip covers and heated grips are most appreciated.