Friday, October 31, 2008

Cold Weather is Coming

It's that time of year. Time to break out the warm clothing, gloves and pack away the half-helmet for a while. I rode Big Red to work this week. The morning temps were around 28 and of course frost on the cars. I actually didn't feel to much cold air when I worn my Gerbing heated gloves. The mornings I was too lazy to hook up the gloves I could tell the difference. I have to say that the heated gloves are one of the best investments I have made as far as riding gear.

Speaking of gear, Jordan and I now have Flip Video cameras so we can record videos on our bikes. Jordan actually used his on our trip to Deals Gap. Of course, I had to get one. It is too bad that we didn't have a mount so we could record our ride on the Tail of the Dragon. Oh well, we will go back there and we will video our next ride since we both bought mounts.

Right now I don't have any plans for any long trips. Slick and I still plan to take a trip to the outer banks of NC as soon as the winter is over. Until then, I will ride to work everyday and take in some short trips. The good thing about NC is the winterweather is not that long. But hey, I don't care, I am going to ride anyway.

Until next time and remember life begins at the end of the off ramp.

Pappy

3 comments:

TBB said...

How do you like the Flip Video camera? I've been thinking of getting one but haven't talked to anyone who has used one.

PappyandSlick said...

I like the Flip Video camera. It is really easy to use and can be used on any computer or even a TV if you have the USB connection. The quality of the picture and sound is great. I recommend them.

goldwingman61 said...

I too ride my goldwing to work everyday. I bought the Tourmaster Synergy heated Jacket liner and Gloves. While we have not been down to 28 yet, I have rode with the temp around 34 and my heated wear was great. I have rode with the temp around 28 without the gear and it was okay but my fingers were about to fall off by the time i got to work so I think the heated gloves will make a world of difference!!!