markgoodrich Posted February 11, 2007 Share Posted February 11, 2007 I flew from Austin to Albuquerque Thursday and picked up a practically new '06 RT, and rode it home via a hilariously circuitous route. Has heated seats and grips...very nice. My other current bike is a Goldwing (for sale) with a gigantic aftermarket screen...I can ride behind it down to about absolute zero (but then i cook if the temps go above 70, but that's another forum) I have a good riding suit, and thought I wouldn't have any trouble. Thursday was beautiful, Friday morning the bike was covered with frost but I stopped at a Denny's (there's really just one Denny's waitress, isn't there, and Disney makes copies for all the other branches?) in Carlsbad and it warmed up while I was eating a heart attack. All the way to Fort Davis, TX, temps were great, but 45 minutes later it went from 73 tgo 66, and decided I'd best head for I10. Droning along at an indicated 89 mph (speed limit's 80 out there)the temperature dropped and dropped and dropped, until the display finally got PO'd at me and started blinking with a little snowflake. By then I was a popsicle. It was something like 36 degrees. I spent the night in a little town called Sonora. This morning, same snowflake for 120 miles, and when I stopped for lunch, I was visibly shaking. All over. Soup is good, at moments such as that. So, the thawing help I need is, electric: vest, jacket, gloves, socks, pants? I usually ride two up, and I know my wife is going to freeze whenever the temp falls below 50. What's the um, hot setup for riding down into the 30s? And can the BMW accessory outlets handle more than one item of electric apparel? Thanks, and for your assistance, a haute cuisine tip: If you find yourself in Carizoso, New Mexico, and you're hungry, there's only one place to eat, looks sort of like a shack (well, that's not going to help, every structure there looks like a shack, but I bet you can find it) the local delicacy is a Taco Burger Special. A taco burger is, well, it's a hamburger, but instead of a bun, you get two tortillas, both of which have been soaked in nice hot grease. The Special part is soda and fries. Link to comment
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