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    What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcycle?

    Sorry for this stupid question, but this is important for me for my swim training.

    How can I keep myself warm if I ride a motorcycle to a rural pool for swim training in the winter (I don't have a car), considering the air temperature is below 13C and the pool temperature is 16C or lower?

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    Heated clothing. An electric vest will help keep your core temperature in the right ballpark. If you only use electric gloves you may find out that your hands are hot but your fingers are still numb, I did.

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    If I convert correctly 16 C + 64 F that is chilly water to swim in! Yes elec. Vest and glovers will help.
    If too much $$$$ then layers with a jacket & pants the stop the wind from going thru will also help.

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    If I convert correctly 16 C + 64 F that is chilly water to swim in! Yes elec. Vest and glovers will help.
    If too much $$$$ then layers with a jacket & pants the stop the wind from going thru will also help.
    Yes, you are correct about the temperature, I'm talking about channel temperature.

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    OH ! not pool temp. That is still chilly! Good for you!

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    I'm really talking about the pool temp because the pool is unheated

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    Windshield and barrier to wind (rainsuit or chaps) for the ride. As far as the additional cold water keep focused on controlling your breathing
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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    Good leathers and layered clothing underneath will do well on the bike. You do not say how far you are riding. 2-5 miles should be no problem. 10+ miles might require electric clothing.
    The opinions expressed in the above post are mine, not those of U.S. Masters Swimming. But maybe they should be.

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    Have you tried any of these tips yet?

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    Have you tried any of these tips yet?
    Not yet, the pool will open mid-February.

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    Re: What's the best way to keep warm while riding a motorcyc

    OK You might try a few of the tips to stay warm by going for a walk in the cold.

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