Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I am really loving these ATV grip covers!

Temperatures from 20-22 F° during the morning commute into work.
I rode away from home wearing just my winter lined leather gloves thinking for some reason that it was in the 30s. The forecast called for highs in the mid to upper 30s so I guess that's why it stuck in my mind.

It was actually in the very low 20s as I cruised out of the neighborhood, picking my way through the ice patches and snow dustings. The snow dusting was just the result of the high winds we continue to "enjoy" here in the Front Range. The SW portion of Colorado is getting big winds and big snow, blizzard warnings all over that area. Beautiful area but glad I don't live there right now.

So anyways, I realized I'd made a mistake about a third of the way into my commute. The heated grips, on high, were not keeping my fingers warm! Tried to tough it out but about halfway through the commute I pulled off into this parking lot and put the ATV grip covers on along with my summer gloves.

Aaaaahhhh, much better! My fingers started thawing out soon after I started moving again and it no longer felt so cold overall. Nice. Had I been thinking, I would have followed the rule of thumb that if the temperature is below 30, its time for the grip covers.

I got to work feeling nice and toasty except of course for a bit of cold in the toes and face. Oh well. LINK to posting re these grip covers.

Here's the temperatures in the Denver Metro area as I type this:

2 comments:

Beaker said...

I am in awe of you riding in that kind of weather!! I think the ice on the road would be enough to put me off.

Charlie6 said...

really not that bad, I stay clear of the ice patches that still remain on the sidestreets and the main roads aree dry.