How cold is TOO cold?
As I mentioned in my New Member post, I got my Z a few weeks ago. I had a couple friends make some snotty comments about buying a bike “this time of year”, “losing value”, etc. I had my defenses, like “doesn’t matter to me”, “could care less about your 2¢”, “bought it now to mod over the winter”, and even somewhat agreeing with them at times.
...but it got me to thinking. I want to ride as deep into the cold season as I can. I’ve bought a decent riding jacket with a thick, removable liner, full coverage helmet, nice leather armored gloves, and will soon be in the market for some quality riding pants for when the temperature REALLY dips.
How cold is too cold to ride? And what goes in on making the decision to either keep on rollin’ or hang it up for the season. My workplace is a pretty good haul, about 45-50 minutes of backroads, and I’d love to ride to and from it as much as possible.
Being from Oklahoma, we have... interesting weather here. Super Hot > Cold > ICY with very short windows for Spring and Fall. I’d obviously stay off ice or heavy rain, but I feel that if I have the right gear and experience, I could enjoy riding most of the year. I’d love any links or tips on proper (yet affordable) gear for both hot and cold seasons.
tl:dr - How cold is too cold to ride?