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Old 10th November 2017, 05:57 PM
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Two piece leathers with thermals underneath snd a two piece rain suit are the only things to keep you 100% dry and relatively warm... all the textiles bar the super expensive rukka will eventually leak... heated grips are good too but thermal gloves are usually good enough if you’re willing to spend a bit on them... Have been riding in all weather for 16 years now and this seems to be the best way to stay dry n reasonably warm.
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Old 10th November 2017, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Japcati
Compression in Aldi too,tis good stuff for under the leathers and jocks and cheap at 12 euro.

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Old 11th November 2017, 01:34 AM
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Well I took the bike to work Thursday and Friday. Fuck me the m50 has deteriorated into a fuckin circus act. Cunts proper cutting lanes and not a breeze what they are at. It has always been bad but the last two days (maybe wit the clocks gone back) since I'm back commenting its a fuckin joke.

The risk has gone up and I found even filtering the bastards were totally oblivious to a bike coming through.....one bitch was even texting this morning. Rolling in traffic wit her pig fuckin head bet into the phone as she's moving forward and into my filtering path. I filtered way more slowly, and just as well as it had me avoid two fucktards on the way home too.

Be safe lads, the cagers brain cells have burned out on the winter run in. The m50 is lethal at the moment.
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Old 11th November 2017, 10:43 AM
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I got a heated vest from my sister for christmas a few years ago. Really is very snuggy. I find when I'm warm on the inside the rest of me stays warm longer!
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Old 11th November 2017, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by faz1
a few layers on too, long johns and fleece undershirt to keep core body temperature up.
I have thermal inlayers in my bike clothes and I can connect the trousers with the jocks. Don't need that much underneath. I drove in Germany when it was down to -8 degrees, as long as the roads were dry. My biggest problem was always my hands even with heating grips they just got cold. And my feet as well. Biker shoes are not meant for cold days.
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Old 11th November 2017, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by willow76
I have thermal inlayers in my bike clothes and I can connect the trousers with the jocks. Don't need that much underneath. I drove in Germany when it was down to -8 degrees, as long as the roads were dry. My biggest problem was always my hands even with heating grips they just got cold. And my feet as well. Biker shoes are not meant for cold days.
You can get heated socks that would help with those type of temps. I don't think we get extreme enough weather to resort to the heated gear........but then again.....I don't commute every day.
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Old 11th November 2017, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by cracker boy
You can get heated socks that would help with those type of temps. I don't think we get extreme enough weather to resort to the heated gear........but then again.....I don't commute every day.
I thought the same about the heated vest but it makes such a big difference on cold day. Keeps me really toasty and comfortable. I'm a bit of wuss I guess
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Old 11th November 2017, 06:08 PM
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Okay and now I'm looking at those heating vests. Have to ask Santi, maybe he will bring me one when I keep going being a good girl.
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Old 11th November 2017, 06:14 PM
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Cant beat a pair of "Sealskinz" socks for winter riding on the bike.

Waterproof and also they keep the feet and legs nice and comfy warm too.
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Old 11th November 2017, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by willow76
I have thermal inlayers in my bike clothes and I can connect the trousers with the jocks. Don't need that much underneath. I drove in Germany when it was down to -8 degrees, as long as the roads were dry. My biggest problem was always my hands even with heating grips they just got cold. And my feet as well. Biker shoes are not meant for cold days.
you'd be surprised how the Irish cold can penetrate thermal liners - it's the damp cold you see rather than crisp dry cold - it does make a difference, hence the benefit of thermal layers. Better off with boots rather than shoes for the feet and thermal socks. I would be wearing long johns/leggings as well to keep legs warm, though some don't like wearing them,
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Old 11th November 2017, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by faz1
you'd be surprised how the Irish cold can penetrate thermal liners - it's the damp cold you see rather than crisp dry cold - it does make a difference, hence the benefit of thermal layers. Better off with boots rather than shoes for the feet and thermal socks. I would be wearing long johns/leggings as well to keep legs warm, though some don't like wearing them,
As me mother used to say.......

"Jesus,Mary and Holy Saint Joseph,that wind would cut you in two".
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Old 11th November 2017, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Japcati
Cant beat a pair of "Sealskinz" socks for winter riding on the bike.

Waterproof and also they keep the feet and legs nice and comfy warm too.
Do they sweat your feet ??
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Old 11th November 2017, 07:22 PM
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Do they sweat your feet ??
keep my feet toasty warm,but not to the point of sweating.
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Old 11th November 2017, 07:47 PM
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keep my feet toasty warm,but not to the point of sweating.
Good to know.....I often thought about trying them but always figured they wouldn't be very breathable.
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