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Top 5 Cold-Weather Base Layers

November 10, 2019

Hello! I’m RyanF9 and this is how I’d layer-up
for riding in cold weather. Wowwww what an interesting topic we have today:
Glorified underwear. But we shouldn’t joke, because a decent
base layer can add a whole month to your riding season, and that commands respect. With my own money I choose Merino wool, and
one of the cheapest ways to get it is FXR’s Vapour line. That’s Vapour spelled the correct way, with
a U, because FXR is Canadian. You can get Vapour pants and shirts in 20,
50 and 100% merino. To give you an idea of cost, the 20% long
sleeve costs 40 bucks while this 100% long sleeve costs 110. If you do the math, you’re getting the most
merino for your dollar with the 100%er. And that’s what I recommend, since merino
is what we’re after. It comes from a superior kind of sheep *bah*. Their wool is especially fine, which makes
for less itchy base layers. Also merino fibres don’t feel wet to the
touch until they’re 60% saturated, so you’ll stay dry longer. And when the fabric does get soaked, merino
fibres won’t collapse. So the garment keeps its shape, it keeps its
thermal properties – which is rare for wet clothing – plus your sweat won’t be able
to embed deep into collapsed fibres, so you’ll avoid that funky smell shirts gets after they’ve
been wet. To praise the sheep some more *bah*, merino
contains Lanolin, which is naturally waxy and hydrophobic. That means your woollies will be quick-drying
and quick-wicking. Not to mention the anti-bacterial and anti-odour
properties of Lanolin, which are great if you’re going multiple days between washes. Setting aside the sheep for now *bah*, FXR
did some clever work of their own. The stitching is flat-lock, meaning pieces
of fabric are joined edge to edge rather than one on top of the other. This way you won’t feel those annoying seam
ridges when you start to layer up. I’m 6’3, 175lbs wearing a size medium. It fits great, although with 160 grams of
stretch material knitted into the merino, that’s no surprise. The cut is long at the waist to avoid showing
some belly, and there are thumb loops to avoid showing some wrist. My colour is charcoal hi-viz, which is silly
for a base layer that will literally never be visible. Now, some people prefer synthetic fabrics
to merino. And they’re wrong. But if you must be wrong, Firstgear’s 37.5
collection is the best way to do it. Basically this stuff contains “active particles”
that do two things. They increase the size of the fibres by 800%
when they get humid. And they increase the surface area of the
fibres when they get warm. So, if you’re riding around in the dry cold,
no big deal, this is a standard thermal layer. But when you get wet, the fibres expand to
wick more water away from your body. And when you get hot, the fibres create more
surface area to quickly evaporate sweat. Essentially, this is a heating layer when
you’re cold and a cooling layer when you’re hot. Makes sense that Firstgear named it after
the middle ground then. 37.5, as in 37.5 degrees Celsius, the equilibrium
temperature that your body likes to hang out at. Firstgear also claims that the base layer
tries to reach 37.5% humidity because that’s what our skin finds comfortable, although
I think that’s a massive stretch for the sake of branding. Anyway, you have lots of options in the 37.5
collection. Pants around 100 bucks, shirts just south
of that, and balaclavas way south of that around the 50-dollar mark. All of which include stretchy fabric and flat-lock
seams. For what it’s worth, my convertible balaclava
has three modes. Serious crimes, cowboy crimes, and fashion
crimes. Now, two oddball choices to wrap this up. Firstly we have the EVS Tug for those that
want a thermal layer and a compression layer in one go. Compression clothing is said to increase blood
circulation to enhance performance. It’s said to decrease the build up of lactic
acid. It’s said to reduce swelling. It’s said to prevent deep vein thrombosis
on long rides. The anecdotal evidence is overwhelming. The scientific evidence is not. All I know is that the EVS Tug is lovely to
wear. It doesn’t pull your body one way or the
other… instead the compression is limited to “active zones” – the major muscle
groups at the forearms, biceps, pecs and abs. Say hello to my beefy boss – he’s modelling
the compression shirt because I have no muscles to compress. Our Tug comes in sleeveless versions, long
pant versions, short pant versions, armoured, un-armoured, you name it. And it’s all priced aggressively, all below
100 dollars. Thermal properties are average for a 90% polyester,
10% spandex blend. Except for the back – it’s pure Lycra
mesh, all ventilation, no insulation Now, our second oddball choice is for people
who want thermal layers that they can also wear around town. Consider the Klim Inferno Jacket. It’s thin and stretchy on the outside, with
warm 380-gram fleece on the inside. A perfect mid-layer, with flat-locked stitching
to lay comfortably under a larger jacket. And yet we have a low-profile main zipper. We have a chest pocket, also sunk flush with
the shell. And hidden under these seams we have two more
YKK auto-locking hand zippers. This jacket is decently competent on its own. And it looks the part. For a little over 100 bucks I get four colour
options, plus a fifth Africa Twin version, which costs 35 dollars more just because it’s
red. I wouldn’t mind a higher collar, since my
neck always gets cold below the helmet. And thumb loops wouldn’t go amiss either,
although as a base layer, the Inferno is tight enough that my sleeves rarely slide up. I should mention that Klim also makes the
Everest, if you want to go one level warmer. Now, for bottoms there is a matching inferno
pant, but you won’t be fooling anybody at the local pub because they look like pyjamas. Better to choose the Klim Transition Pant
instead, I reckon. It’s still a mid-layer, but Klim says that
they look so good you’ll want to wear ‘em everywhere. I don’t know about everywhere, but the pants
are certainly convincing enough for somewhere. Like your buddy’s garage. Or a highway diner. Or anywhere that you’ll look classy for
not wearing long johns. Now this spandex-nylon shell does have a moisture-wicking
micro-fleece interior… but it isn’t as warm as the inferno. I think it’s good enough for the legs though. I actually own a pair for riding and for snowshoeing
in Montreal and I’ve had them down to -30 before I started complaining. Even then I wasn’t complaining about my
legs. As a mid-layer, the transition has the usual
four-way stretch. Plus the button closure, the fly zipper, the
belt loops, the Velcro adjusters, the pockets – they’re all designed to lay flat under
whatever you have over top. My only beef is with the zippered thigh pocket. For some reason Klim forgot their love affair
with YKK auto-locking zippers, because this is just a standard floppy zipper that sticks
out a bit more. And those are my favourite base layers! Thanks for watching.

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  • Reply Reece Webber September 15, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Maybe have your boss model more L/XL clothing options? I would venture to bet that most riders (at least, here in the US) are more his shape/size than your 6'3" 175 lb. frame! Love the videos.

  • Reply Adventure Riders September 15, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Nice vid again Ryan! We acttually found some pretty incredible stuff for low prices on this site… recommend it to you and your viewers

  • Reply Blaze Almighty September 15, 2017 at 1:38 am

    The first level of the balaclava was kick ass mode

  • Reply Black Tiger September 15, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Or I can wear my under armor compression heat gear witch costs me a lot less

  • Reply yourboismilez September 15, 2017 at 1:58 am

    thank you for not trying to rhyme in this video.
    can you do seat review video? i cant decide between corbin or saddlemen

  • Reply Jared Camilleri September 15, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Cowboy crimes!!! Hahahaha you slay me man. Great video

  • Reply Joshua K September 15, 2017 at 2:43 am

    I’m all about that base…layer

  • Reply Jerimy McCray September 15, 2017 at 3:24 am

    I wear Old Navy cold weather running tights and and, Old Navy waffle tees, and Russell athletic boxer briefs. These items , along with work pants, basic t-shirt and leather jacket, have held me over down to 50° and won't cost more than $50 . I'm sure the items mentioned in this video are nice, but it's a waste of money when you have other products that are literally one quarter of the price that perform just about as well.

  • Reply Erhock - Rhön/Thüringer Wald September 15, 2017 at 3:43 am

    LOL first time i realized its a greenscreen

  • Reply Steve Pritula September 15, 2017 at 3:56 am

    is it Dan Marino?

  • Reply Corbyn Wehlage September 15, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Great topic!

  • Reply Mike Barr September 15, 2017 at 4:51 am

    What do you have for my feet and hands???

  • Reply MrBojangles September 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Stick with outdoor companies for layering pieces, specifically for merino check out my favorites Icebreaker and Smartwool. These brands also dont look so techy and can be worn stand alone or not. Good stuff.

  • Reply offensive bias September 15, 2017 at 5:20 am

    When it gets this cold, I go hunting for my car keys.

  • Reply H. Wes September 15, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Hello Ryan! If I only have one day to ride my bike around an eastern Canadian city, should I cruise around Ottawa, Montreal or Quebec City? Thanks

  • Reply pjoobs 123 September 15, 2017 at 6:51 am

    For a split second I thought you said homophobic sheep😂😂😂

  • Reply badbeatking80 September 15, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I find that undergarment cold weather gear dont work in real cold weather. Waste of money imo. Save a little more cash and get heated gear. Big difference

  • Reply Rovari JR September 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Fort Nine used to be Canada Motorcycle…I bought quite a few items in 2015 ….now that it is Fort Nine …Prices are much higher. I bought a pair of over pants for 150 cad…now they are showing 234 cad…but 15% off for 199…. I guess I will not be shopping at Fort Nine…lots of other options out there

  • Reply Liam Sweeney September 15, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Ryan guy could sell ice to eskimos.

  • Reply Bob LoCicero September 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I'm a skier who is all too familiar with base layers. And, yet, I still watch! Great review. (and you're right about Merino)

  • Reply sailingmaster September 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I had no idea that Ryan worked for Gimli's little brother. Nor, for that matter, that Gimli's little brother was a biker. Nice!

  • Reply Jeremy baker September 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    LMAO at fashion crimes

  • Reply Frank Zappa September 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Ryan I like the new haircut but you need to go more Madmax, some stubble, leather, tattoo's, earrings, but try not to look like a hipster. the city is trying to metro sexualize you! break free Ryan. Oh and a bottle of whisky and tities in background. Great viidz good sir thank you.

  • Reply Leonardo Rebeque September 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Here in Brazil you don't need layers to avoid cold, you need layers to avoid bullets.
    Sorry, this is actually wrong, you do need layers to avoid cold, just not that much, your average hoodie and/or jacket will make you fucking sweat in the brazilian winter, if you go to São Paulo you might need an waterproof jacket tho.

  • Reply DomT0311 September 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    You can get a 100% merino wool long sleeve top on Amazon for $50 instead of spending $100 because it's a "motorcycle brand."

  • Reply Lucdz66 September 15, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    when are we gonna hear about the BMW F800(?) in the background?

  • Reply Runnin man September 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Is Merino that expensive in other countries? here in Norway it's like 60$ for 100% Merino long sleeves

  • Reply GETUP AND GO September 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Them are some snazzy pants for sure

  • Reply MrMisanthrope1 September 15, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    go to goodwill for marino wool , 3 bucks

  • Reply jeff arsenault September 16, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Great video! I'll have to look into one of those shirts. As it is though, I run a heated liner from Late Sept to early Nov so it has to be pretty cold before I'm wishing I had a $100 shirt on.

  • Reply Fritz Krieger September 16, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Fkn love these videos 😆

  • Reply Lepong20 September 16, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Serious crime, cowboy crimes and fashion crimes

    Love it!

  • Reply Christian Holden September 16, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Love the content much love and respect keep up the great work!

  • Reply Bruce H September 16, 2017 at 7:30 am

    You sir, are my favorite motorcycle gear reviewer… and yes, far better than the A man over at the R store, who really should be doing disclaimers at the end of ads because he talks so fast!! Another fine job here- informative and a little humor… what more can you ask for? Keep up the good work.

  • Reply Ludo Coker September 16, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Definitely needed this video! Thanks man, awesome work!

  • Reply Rovari JR September 16, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Bike Bandit, JP Cycles and Partzilla …some other options. I have dealt with all three…reasonable shipping and rates.

  • Reply Captain Barnicle September 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Love your channel. Just in the midst of getting back into motorcycling and I'm enjoying watching all your videos to help me pick the best bike and gear. Had my heart set on the G 310 GS but your comments have me looking at other bikes now after your review of the G 310 R. Cheers 🙂

  • Reply jimmyboy283james September 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Ive been subscribed for a while and i enjoy the videos but damn whys everything always so expensive. We aint all rich!

  • Reply ç September 16, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Greetings from Turkey. i may be the latest follower, i loved your videos so im gonna be around. My last favorite reviewer end up dead in a dramatic traffic accident so be careful.

  • Reply DāvisH September 16, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Hey guys , you know that u dont need really to buy these underlayers but instead buy hockey underlayers (2x times cheaper) im a ex-hockey player and it keeps u warm enough for low temperature rides

  • Reply Orion J Gresham September 16, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Cant even access the FortNine website anymore 🙁

  • Reply E. Simons September 17, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Personally, I go to my hunting gear for base layering! It's got the latest in materials and I know from personal testing that the base layers of my hunting gear is the perfect start for cold weather bike riding!

  • Reply perezmaximus September 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Hope us in hot weather get a vid.

  • Reply Roger Pearce September 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I have a mt 125 Yamaha and want to get quick shifter and auto blipper/ quick downshifter , I can't find any videos about these on 125 out there PLEASE HELP

  • Reply PIK September 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Minus 30. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………….

  • Reply Corinthian Shinobi September 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Hey dude maybe a bit late but could you do a review on the Honda x adv the 'adventure scooter' it looks awesome and I am interested in buying it in the future so I would love to see an awesome honest review by you . Thanks – some Greek guy

  • Reply David Swinnard September 18, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    For wet coast riders…Taiga Works in Vancouver has the best prices for Merino products I've seen. Beating the the MEC folks across the road. Taiga makes their own, in Canada. I own several weights of sweater and love them. Good for riding around here. (Van. Island)

  • Reply Mohammad A September 18, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I so wanna hang out with this guy !!

  • Reply Bharat Bhushan September 20, 2017 at 2:16 am

  • Reply Robert Klein September 20, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Nobody has the FXR Vapour 100% merino top in stock, not even FXR itself.

  • Reply Kevin Jones September 23, 2017 at 5:03 am

    I could use some of this wear. Typically in December I head off to work at around midnight where the temperature gets as low as high 30s low 40s and here I go on my bike wearing a long sleave 2 smaller sweaters 2 bigger sweaters my motorcycle jacket and a large windbreaker over it all. Top it off with my balaclava and my gortex gloves. I'm good to go. Then again it takes me like 10 minutes to put it all on lol

  • Reply Tuan Le September 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Would appreciate your thoughts and review on the Aerostitch one piece suit. Thanks.

  • Reply Madyson Reed September 27, 2017 at 1:59 am

    I just discovered your channel and I've been binge watching your videos for two hours straight.

  • Reply Kerry September 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I put my Patagonia Nano puff UNDER my mesh Jacket once it gets too cold to ride with just my thermal liner.
    When it gets SUPER cold or WET, I layer my Mountain Hardware Shell OVER the top of the mesh jacket, turns it completely waterproof and windproof.
    Might sound silly to some, but being an outdoor enthusiast, I have found this to be the trifecta for Hiking/Climbing/Motorcycling/Camping/ or any other outdoor sport you can think of.
    the nano puff keeps everything comfortable underneath and the Shell on the outside, holds my shoulder/elbow padding nice and snug.

  • Reply S C October 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    You had me at fashion crimes lol! Brilliant!

  • Reply 9Nails October 7, 2017 at 7:05 am


  • Reply 9Nails October 7, 2017 at 7:06 am

    In California, winter clothes means you put away the flip flops and wear socks.

  • Reply 21 Savage October 12, 2017 at 3:28 am

    What black and blue helmet is that in the background

  • Reply Walt Tanner October 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Which high viz helmet would have the best ventilation and quietness combined?

  • Reply Pharaoh Skylar October 24, 2017 at 3:12 am

    What about Freeze Out gear? I

  • Reply Johnny Bravoo November 8, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Mmm, Lanolin. I start every morning with a big spoon of Lanolin.

  • Reply HardwareG33k November 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I just noticed how much Ryan wobbles his head when he talks.

  • Reply toadamine November 22, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    merino = shagged more gently

  • Reply OldFashionedGaming November 27, 2017 at 1:03 am

    0:09 – 0:11 Sums up my life
    Keep up the great work King Joffrey!

  • Reply CanzZz December 3, 2017 at 12:51 am

    and now for people who really dont have money… i usually wear a tshirt under a pullover under a cheap 100€ protector jacket (cheapest on market… i use it the whole year) under a cardigan under a windbreaker and on top my winter jacket: keeps me warm for ever at 0°C (i usually dont ride longer than 1hour in winter). my legs are held warm by leggins + jogger + jeans + textile motorcycle pants (also in use for the whole year) : keeps my legs warm for a couple of minutes but im not freezing. shoes i have just normal cheap riding boots and a pair of cheap gloves which is the reason why i cant feel my feet and hands after 1 hour but thats not that much of a problem if youre not a pussy and riding to a warm place

    and thats a non budget winter outfit because everything you use is what you already have. back in the days my mom used to say "the onion look keeps you warm the best" which means the more layers you wear the longer you stay warm no matter how thick the layers are

    PS sry for my perhaps bad english im from germany

  • Reply Wombat Moto December 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    "Best hot gear" at some point would be nice. It's kind of hard cutting through the marketing BS without a hands on experience

  • Reply LeRoy Archer February 23, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    FXR Vapour Collection must have been a really good product… discontinued. 🙁

  • Reply Andrei xrt February 28, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Don't buy motorcycle oriented base layers cause they cost 10 times more than hiking base layers and do exactly the same thing

  • Reply pyruleanfire demon March 21, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    I ran the Freeze-out gear this last winter (ha winter in florida, 2 weeks max) & it works pretty well down to 29* F. Keeps your heat in, lets sweat out & blocks wind better than any other base layer I've used.

  • Reply Taselukaneta March 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I'm from Vancouver and we get -10 in winter so not bad but when it's coming down with 100cm of rain should I go out?

  • Reply Akhdar Muso June 29, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Any 100% merino base layers will do, right? Can't seem to find the 100% vapour anywhere. All sold out.

  • Reply Taselukaneta August 10, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Hey bud when you get down to minus 30 the last thing I'd complain about is my legs I would complain about my poutine or bike at those temps

  • Reply luke mackey August 15, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Is there much of a difference between base layer and mid layer?

  • Reply waltermh111 October 11, 2018 at 6:33 am

    I love Merino wool. I was sad when I lost some wool socks I bought for travel a long time ago, but I have a bad habit of losing things when I travel 🙁
    Then I bought some wool socks recently. Not trying to be cheap, I just forgot what to look for, saw wool and bought and now regret it.
    Merino wool all the way now.

  • Reply [HUN]AntaresSQ01 October 12, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    dafuq 110 bucks? I just buy some Heattech underlayers from Uniqlo for 15 quid and i can ride just fine whole year even in -20°C

  • Reply Katherine Copeland October 28, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    How about wind blocker layers?

  • Reply Carlos Vargas November 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I wear a tshirt (from a pack), a pair of joggers, have gortex on top, use the leather jacket when its too cold, have a scarf, a half face mask and, a watch cap. A better under layer seems like a better option logistically

  • Reply BattleBornHD November 21, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I generally like these Fortnine videos and the content is usually really good…. with that being said… I ride year round, sometimes in 15-20 degrees on my Harley. There is no need to spend the amounts of money on these base layers. I wear Carhartt base layers through the winter for cold weather riding and it’s fairly cheap and super warm.

  • Reply Mike Skidmore December 2, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    My Great Grandfather wore Wool Union suits that is one piece long Johns .. Wash in luke warm water drip dry .. put them in a dryer and they will shrink to a kids size ..

  • Reply seattlegrrlie December 10, 2018 at 4:56 am

    I own Marino Wool for cold weather running gear. Worth every single penny. All the pennies. Seriously, do it

  • Reply James Elliott December 11, 2018 at 2:54 am

    fashion crimes

  • Reply G-Foxy January 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Best Part: 3:26

  • Reply canrule08 May 6, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    'Serious crimes, cowboy crimes, fashionable crimes' I love that line!

  • Reply Dustin Mullins May 19, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I'm looking at getting a bike for year round transportation. I entend on using it as a daily driver what gear do I need

  • Reply Reed Stemen May 29, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Woah, you’re 6’3”? Tall fam.

  • Reply cheva68 September 14, 2019 at 4:55 am

    wrong…hmmm…despite the millions spent deifying merino, it does itch for some of us. So, capilene doesn't, but I'm wrong? Back it up string bean.

  • Reply Funk Child September 29, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    He doesn’t even ride. He’s all commercial. Making love to the goat in the background

  • Reply Roger Baker October 7, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Just a question… is this a commercial endorsement or an uncompensated review? The clothing seemed quite expensive for what they are…. Underwear. REI, Cabelas and EMS as well as other sporting goods stores have very good line of quality (significantly less expensive) base layer underwear. When it comes to what I select to wear, protection from the elements as well from an accident are high on my list. As a rider going cross country on an adventure bike I stick to a layered clothing line, base layer for comfort, outer layer for physical protection. If you haven’t done so, could you do a price point review on base layering from clothing that doesn’t work so well to what does, but without the $110.00 price point. Base layering is not as expensive as what you just reviewed. There are far more less expensive options than always defaulting to the high end more expensive brands.

  • Reply Samuel Lord October 14, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Hey how about 1.5 mm neoprene swim suits? Socks, Barclava, jackets.. There are so many and I heard they are extremely warm and waterproof. Also cheaper.

  • Reply Mr X October 16, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I can't stay off this channel..Seriously great information but the 'presenting' is ridiculously professional.
    Can't you teach some of the 'reviewers' on the musical equipment channels how it's done???.
    DON'T kick the baby 🙂

  • Reply Y A October 18, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    i live in literally the hottest country in the world but still find this amazing to know

  • Reply Quasi Moto October 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Less itchy is still itchy. 🙄

  • Reply Quasi Moto October 20, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    A solid review would include the Freeze-Out Warm'R line.

  • Reply D R October 21, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Just a smug Aussie passing through. Don’t mind me…

  • Reply Jeniko October 22, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Hey guys I'm new to riding and want to ride year round. I just picked up a jacket from LL Bean that is good for -40 F that I wear over my regular motorcycle jacket, but I was wondering if I should return it and get a full body suit. I live in Washington DC so we don't get a lot of snow, but during the winter it can get around 20 F on average. Love to hear your opinions, thanks.

  • Reply Practically Prinz October 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Lol my uncle farms Marino sheep, theyre still dumb as feck tho

  • Reply John David Dunson October 27, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    i have a First Gear full body suit. it's so warm, it doesn't matter what else i'm wearing (other than my heated gloves of course). i don't feel the cold at all until it gets down to 30. at that point, i'm still not cold, that's just the point where you can start to feel coldness seeping through. the coldest i've ridden (i'm in texas) was 20F (-6.7c), and i felt perfectly fine. i think i could probably go down below 10 (-12.2) and still be ok. the wind chill on those 20 degree days is usually stated at like 12 or so, but they're not talking about travelling at 80mph. and if you're wondering, ice is pretty unlikely in texas. it has to be cold for a while for the ground to get cold enough, and in texas, it's rarely below freezing for more than a day or two. one day it's below freezing, then the next day it's 60 (15.5). that seriously happens multiple times a year.

  • Reply Brian October 29, 2019 at 3:20 am


  • Reply Off the Beaten Path November 4, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    “you’d be wrong. If you must be wrong……” I’m using that starting today at my first meeting this morning. 😂😁

  • Reply The Mongoose November 5, 2019 at 1:46 am

    1 merinos rule 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
    2 how else would one spell 'vapour'???

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