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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2005, 8:13 pm Thread Starter
 
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Are you enjoying the Cooler Weather?

I'm glad it finally cooled down here in the mid-west. Rode to work this AM temp 43, cloudy with a 10-15 mile North wind. No problem, wore my regular Bellstaff gloves for normal weather, wore my Gerbing electric vest (plugged in) boots and a pair of Dockers (pants). Stayed plenty warm by firing up the heated seat and turning on the grips. The Gerbing worked perfect on my upper body. Ive got a 45 mile commute each way to work so will contine to use the RS/GT as much as possible. (I converted my RS to a GT) I didn't notice any other bikes on my way to work so I guess a little cool weather puts the "wannabe" rides in storage. I really do appreciate the fine areodynamics of the RS/GT. I like that I stay warm, and can ride while others drive!! I wonder if the new KRsers will be able to say the same. Hope I see some of you out there!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2005, 8:24 pm
 
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45 and raining when I left work tonight, that pretty much sucked. I don't mind the cold or the rain, but they make a pretty shitty combination. It's just too early to give in and drive the car more often.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2005, 8:54 pm
 
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I love the cool weather riding, the bike sims to be better outfitted for cooler weather. Give me some nice days with crisp cool mornings.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2005, 9:16 pm
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I'm enjoying our 45=55 or so weather. Put on a fleece bottom an top under my suit an I'm nice an snug. Real relief after our very hot summer. Alos the leaves turning make for some beautiful scenery.

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I'm glad it finally cooled down here in the mid-west. Rode to work this AM temp 43, cloudy with a 10-15 mile North wind. No problem, wore my regular Bellstaff gloves for normal weather, wore my Gerbing electric vest (plugged in) boots and a pair of Dockers (pants). Stayed plenty warm by firing up the heated seat and turning on the grips. The Gerbing worked perfect on my upper body. Ive got a 45 mile commute each way to work so will contine to use the RS/GT as much as possible. (I converted my RS to a GT) I didn't notice any other bikes on my way to work so I guess a little cool weather puts the "wannabe" rides in storage. I really do appreciate the fine areodynamics of the RS/GT. I like that I stay warm, and can ride while others drive!! I wonder if the new KRsers will be able to say the same. Hope I see some of you out there!
No cool weather here yet in CA. Maybe another couple month or so. Can't wait to use the grips.. BTW, since you've converted your RS to a GT, whats involved to get the heated seat option?
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2005, 9:27 pm
 
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Lucky, It's cool in California. You just have to ride at 4:00 a.m. to work like I do.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2005, 10:10 pm
 
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The cooler weather is a pleasant change! We had a record here for the most days in the 90's this summer. I enjoy riding the K, its going to be hard to put it away for the winter.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2005, 11:08 pm
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Yes, I'm enjoying the cooler weather. Now that it's dropped from 110 down to the 80s I'm enjoying it much more.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 12:41 am
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Lucky, It's cool in California. You just have to ride at 4:00 a.m. to work like I do.
Thats the time I'm just getting some shut eye . What part of Cali are you in, it felt like in the 80's today
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2005, 4:48 pm
 
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Talking Maybe we'll get a reprive?

Forget the driving rain and low 40's temps we've had here for the last 3-4 days...it snowed, covered the ground kinda snow, todayon top of the mtn I pass over to go to work in Allentown from Scranton PA. Come on, it's not even Halloween yet! I had to drive thru it thinking, that's it! no more good long rides this season, just those short jaunts to keep the battery charged (mine, not the bikes, it's on a battery tender of course).
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