We are freezing!!!!
Posted October 30, 2002 - 03:49 AM
Thanks for your help And don't tell me to move to California!!! (Ha Ha!!)
Posted October 30, 2002 - 04:25 AM
Buy some Gortex socks. Keeps your feet dry and warm all day. You never have to worry about your boots getting wet again.
Just thought Id throw that in. 2 cents
Posted October 30, 2002 - 05:23 AM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 06:02 AM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 06:12 AM
I have seen those French Canadian girls and they are sweet!
Posted October 30, 2002 - 07:52 AM
-21 is pretty cold even if we are used to such a temperature here in Québec. But when its that cold, we don't ride at all except for the valuable warriors who put nailed tires on!!!
Just to answer to beezer, I think that you are right about the French Canadian girls. Been to several places in the world and still haven't find a place where girls in general are so cute. Maybe I'm not objective but reading comments like beezer's one makes me think it is a verified theory...
But you know what? Get outside a little bit with these girls on cold days and the bed time will feel much more hot!! Are you guys married? Because I am... Anyway!
Still open to suggestions regarding cold temperature gear and stuffs...
Posted October 30, 2002 - 07:52 AM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 08:20 AM
Peace Eh - P.Z.
Posted October 30, 2002 - 09:18 AM
Math: Pick yourself up a decent Snowmobiling coat and perhaps a snowmobiling helmet if you find the weather too chilly. I own a Ski-Doo jacket and altho it is big and bulky, it keeps the cold at bay nicely.
BTW, not too cold here yet. -17 centigrade with about 5 cm's of snow
Posted October 30, 2002 - 09:32 AM
On the subject, I have a Columbia coat with removable liner that works great for a variety of temperature changes. The arms also have a zippered vent to cool you down.
Posted October 30, 2002 - 10:28 AM
I went there back in '88, and I could not belive the natural beauty of the women. Dark complexion, blonde hair, blue eyes, that sexy European demeanor...
Sweden all the way!
Posted October 30, 2002 - 01:27 PM
My pitch would be to go for something functional in multiple seasons. Like a lightweight jacket that has side benifits(not Bulgarian or Sweedish babes, which would be sweet to keep in a jacket, but Gor-Tex and adjustable ventilation).
Here in Colorado, the weather is dipping into the colder temps. lately too, but we have a lot of sunny days also. The rule of thumb around here is LAYERS. So I do the Gor-Tex spring jacket(no liner) idea. It works great for pouring rain, wind, snow, anything and I think the suggestion to find a coat with side zips is key. Ventilation equals dry, if you get wet and get hypothermia
Okay so with the Gor-Tex type light weight jacket in hand think layers. Fleece, polypro, whatever, just not cotton(cause you will warm up=sweat=wet=hypothermia...cotton retains water so in the cold it is not a friend). Layers of clothing are great because you can unzip the outer for air flow, or shed a lighter layer into a jacket pocket. The deal is regulate your temp to stay dry, use the jacket to keep out the wind and wet...then you're in business.
What the guys are saying about big jackets is true...bulky and a pain. I do a ton of outdoor winter activities and layering up from head to toe is the way to go, if you want to be active, warm, and safe. That's enough tech talk for now, but as a new guy, this is one thing I have some experience in. Last year I took 20 high school kids for an overnight on top of the contenental divide(4000m -ish), which was crazy, but we all came back without frostbite. Ride on, ride hard, ride warm in Canada...brrr.
Posted November 02, 2002 - 06:08 PM
Anyway, finally got an eye on cool stuffs called Wind Stopper from a compagny called "Biker" if I am right. It looks like I'm going to buy their Wind Stopper jersey (+ the MSR jacket and pants). This "Biker" compagny offers different kinds of products all made in the same material that they call their " Wind Stopper": jerseys, sox, gloves... guys who race on the ice here wear these "Biker" gears a lot in the winter so they must be very efficient.