British Biking

Robert.Justice at Robert.Justice at
Tue Jan 6 03:39:33 PST 2009

Hi All,

Happy New Year!

As a new member I thought it would be good to get other peoples opinions 
on tips and tricks for daily riding in wind, rain, sleet and snow. I 
bought my GPZ at the end of last summer and have had little time to enjoy 
my ride in a comfortable environment.

Scottish weather is not the best for biking and additional gear is a must 
if you don't want to end up dreading your ride as your putting on your 

At the moment I'm using my parents winter trousers and jacket and recently 
bought myself some Alpinestar Vega Drystar gloves @ £70, all of which 
prove ineffective at keeping the general cold out. Not to bad if you live 
in California but when your riding in -5 with wind chill close to -20 it 
becomes incredibly uncomfortable, even dangerous.
I've been looking at the option of heated gloves, heated grips and heated 
body warmers but the information out there is contradictory and limited 
and when the prices are starting at £150 for quality gloves, further 
advise is a must.

In addition I am tall, 6ft 5, with size 15(UK) feet and arms like 
orangutans therefore I need kit that can accommodate my size.

Any tips and tricks for getting started in the morning or keeping going 
around roundabouts while suffering from carb freezing, would be 
appreciated too.

Hope you all had a good time during this festive period and I may see you 
at the Isle of Man TT?

Rob Justice
System Administrator (GEMS)  - PGDS Finance
Craigforth, Stirling, SCOTLAND, FK9 4UE
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E-mail:      robert.justice at

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