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I looked out the window and it looked like another stunning day like yesterday and a few minutes on the road.. and holeee foook. Caught out wearing summer jacket without liner, summer gloves, no neck tube... 70 kms later, I had to thaw myself off the bike when I got to work.

Stunning day for a ride if you are wrapped up warm.
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Old 13th October 2015, 09:37 AM #2
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First morning of the year for switching on the heated handlebar grips on my commute into work!

Bit chilly this morning alright!
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Forgot to put the liner in the trousers last night so had the balls frozen off me at 7 this morning.
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i just brass monkeyed myself into work this morning...but nice dry roads
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Forgot to put the liner in the trousers last night so had the balls frozen off me at 7 this morning.
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Old 13th October 2015, 10:10 AM #6
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Roads were great this morning but it's getting cold alright
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Absolutely hated every second of the drive in today. About 6 layers on and was still freezing. Could barely move when I got to work. Snot pouting outa me now ffs.

Doesn't help that my pinlock didn't fucking work and I had to keep the visor open!
I genuinely think my eyeballs froze
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Cold one alright , I think my left nutcracker is only starting to drop down now since 6am
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FFS lads,are yous bikers or not??

Wait till its -2 degrees C and lashing sleet and snow at 8am in the morning and then yous can all start complaining.
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Old 13th October 2015, 10:46 AM #10
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Pfft, snow is too warm Japcati, lets talk ice, and gale force winds. I have done it all, I commute all year.

This cold morning caught me by surprise, that's all - it would have been a great day if I had my heated gloves, jacket liner and neck tube - 70 kms of motorway = freezing wind chill.
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thank fck was getting sick off cutting the lawn
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Old 13th October 2015, 11:17 AM #12
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Waits for 'You aren't a real biker unless you commute every day of the year' threads
Chilly today but nice for October
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Done my share of winter/rain/cold biking so have chickened out for this winter and got myself a cheap cage for the crappy days and early shifts
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Forgot to put the liner in the trousers last night so had the balls frozen off me at 7 this morning.
I've had the lining in my gear for the last 6 weeks!
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You aren't a real biker unless you commute every day of the year-
'in yer kaks plus a string vest and yer flip flops!!
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Bunch of pussies, 8c on the way home last night, headed grips I hear .....HTFU the lot of ye
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Wind proof jocks and top for now, too warm still for the liners to go back in.
Handguards going on the bike this weekend !!
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Lining went into the jacket yesterday morning....in the nick of time
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In to work at 5.30 this morning and forgot the neck tube 20 mins before I could talk coherently while my jaw thawed out
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I try to hold out on the full winter kit til it's proper Baltic out, ya feel the benefit of it then when ya really need it. Hard gauge it this weather, cold mornings then warm afternoons.
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F**ken stuped winter - we got no summer! Glad this "mild" weather is holding on for as long as it can!!!! Ill take anything I can at this point haha
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Old 13th October 2015, 07:40 PM #23
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the vtr will be going of road soon so i can spend money on it ,that it doesnt need. so the wee 600 divvy has the new high screen, bar muffs and bar heaters on ready to go. in some sort of perverted way i enjoy riding through the shit weather of winter
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Can put up with anything but cold hands. The gs (suzuki) is looking stylish with a 20 euro pair of bar muffs. They may look shit but I swear by them. Commuting by bike more or less full time since the cage died and I use these all year around....
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I have no idea where my heated gloves, cables, neck tube, jacket lining etc are. Sure, will search in the morning when i am late for work. What could possibly go wrong.

Also need a new front tyre.
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Tis furry German warfare mountain trouser weather alright.
My jewels are toasty.
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I try to hold out on the full winter kit til it's proper Baltic out, ya feel the benefit of it then when ya really need it.
Spot on

I try to wear whats needed so if it's cold first thing fair enough put on what

you have to but if it's milder later bring the lighter gloves with you & switch,

take the linings back out and don't go full metal jacket until you actually

need to.
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lovely....


http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-31604910.html

There are fears that Ireland could be heading for a very long winter after the early arrival of migratory birds from Siberia


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A 300-strong flock of Bewick swans migrate 2,500 miles from Arctic Russia to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire each year and their arrival is used as a sign to say that winter has arrived.
It is the earliest arrival of the birds since 1963 and their presence has led many to believe that western Europe is in store for a long, harsh winter.
The first of the birds began arriving on Monday, 25 days ahead of this time last year.
Bewick swans are red-listed in Ireland due to a severe decline in the number of the birds wintering in Ireland.
Slimbridge swan expert Julia Newth told the Daily Telegraph: "Apparently there's a Russian saying that 'the swan brings snow on its bill', because they tend to move just ahead of the cold weather.

Archive: Snow, ice, hail and sleet across the country


"Of course, we can't infer much from the arrival of a single swan but it's certainly exciting this bird has arrived so early.
"It's only a year old and, because it's made it all the way here on its own, we assume that it must have come to Slimbridge last year as a cygnet with its parents.
"We record all the Bewick's swans that come to Slimbridge each winter by their unique bill pattern as part of our study and give them a name.
"This one needed a name, so we've called him Record Breaker."
El Niño is also underway in the tropical Pacific, which has further fuelled speculation that Europe is in for a longer and colder winter than usual.
Met Eireann are expecting ground frost in places throughout this week as our spell of settled weather continues. It should be dry until the weekend but they are warning of fog and frost developing overnight.
A polar continental air mass will make it feel very chilly all week.
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I've had the lining in my gear for the last 6 weeks!
I did better, I left all the summer / leather jackets in Italy!!
I brought only the "winter" ones...
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Fuck sake! Every year we get that 'this will be the worst winter in 500 years' crap. And last year the winter wasnt THAT bad.

Would yous generally swear by heated grips or the bar muffs?
I normally just wear think ass gloves and when I'm stopped at the light I put my hands on the warm engine casings...
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