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    I plan on riding from western WI to central (Oshkosh area) but I have a concern. The morning temp at 7am will be approx. 35 degrees with 'feel like' temperature of around 32 degrees. I have appropriate riding gear EXCEPT gloves.

    I rode a few weeks ago with temperatures close to 37 degrees with thin HD leather gloves on and I about destroyed my hands. I have several sets of winter gloves that I wear while on duty, usually for traffic control, but will they work or should I simply plan a ride for another day? The pain the cold caused my hands was almost unbearable so I'm not willing to go through that again.

    The afternoon temperature will be 55 degrees to 60 degrees, pretty nice. My only concerne are the AM temps and my hands.
    - Eric [HERD Member #123]
    US ARMY MP 1996 - 2003
    2011 FLHX103 Street Glide (His)
    2008 FXDB Street Bob (Hers)


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    check, i've yet to find a glove that handles those temps for more than about 25 miles....to this day i use the old black BDU gloves with the wool liners... they seem to be the best of all the gloves i've tried.....my hands ache bad when cold, because of a frostbite injury many years ago....i feel your pain brother.......g
    Last edited by gruss; 04-08-2010, 04:17 PM. Reason: spelling
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    • #3
      I actually just found a pair of my old issued black leather gloves WITH wool inserts. Thanks man, I may give those a try.
      - Eric [HERD Member #123]
      US ARMY MP 1996 - 2003
      2011 FLHX103 Street Glide (His)
      2008 FXDB Street Bob (Hers)

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      • #4
        You might want to give mittens a try. The reason your hands get so cold is the space between your fingers, mittens eliminate that space thus keeping your hands a bit warmer. I have a pair of Olympia gloves that work very well.
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        • #5
          Go to a sporting goods store and get you some hunting gloves (insulated) and make sure they have wind block or wind proof on the tag.
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          • #6
            like say, they work well...maybe not your 4th generation 3M thinsulate grade, but i've used mine for years, and i ride in some pretty chilly temps...your call..
            "Wnd" has a great point with the mittens.....they do work well, and thats the glove design they wear in the far northern climates...perhaps 2 pair space permitting on the bike.....
            Originally posted by Check 6 View Post
            I actually just found a pair of my old issued black leather gloves WITH wool inserts. Thanks man, I may give those a try.
            Last edited by gruss; 04-08-2010, 05:16 PM. Reason: spelling
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            • #7
              It's kind of late in the year for this now, but go get yourself some glove liners called Antifreeze by Frank Thomas. I Love those things.
              They are thin enough that they fit even under my summer deerskin gloves. They only allow air to pass one way, inside out so you don't
              sweat and make yourself colder. They run about 25.00 dollars and if it gets too warm for them, you can stuff them in your pocket. I was
              out riding the day I got mine. It was about 40 degrees out and I had on some Alpine star winter weight gloves, and my fingers were getting
              cold. Put on the liners and it was like having electric gloves on.
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              • #8
                Try some Gerbings electric gear next year, maybe? I ride year round up here, unless there is ice on the road. 7F (air temp) in Flagstaff, AZ last winter, and I was hauling butt down the interstate at 80mph, perfectly toasty.....was actually TOO HOT when I stopped at my buddies house up there, had to remove the gear post haste!
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                • #9
                  Stick one of those heating pads (like a small bag of sand type stuff) in each glove so it rests on the back of your hand. Works well and they're pretty small. I keep some in my saddlebags just in case. They also slip into your boots if needed. Picked up a box of like 50 at Sam's Club a while back and they're always good to have.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Geespot View Post
                    Stick one of those heating pads (like a small bag of sand type stuff) in each glove so it rests on the back of your hand. Works well and they're pretty small. I keep some in my saddlebags just in case. They also slip into your boots if needed. Picked up a box of like 50 at Sam's Club a while back and they're always good to have.
                    GREAT IDEA!

                    Well the morning of my ride I woke up and the temps were lower than expected, 20 degrees. I decided to take the cage...:( Oh well, it's early and the weather is warming fast.
                    - Eric [HERD Member #123]
                    US ARMY MP 1996 - 2003
                    2011 FLHX103 Street Glide (His)
                    2008 FXDB Street Bob (Hers)

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                    • #11
                      sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do no matter how much it sucks!
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