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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Helmets?

I live in Jacksonville Beach and currently have a half helmet that I love.

http://leatherup.com/p/Outlaw-Helmet...ery/98181.html

But I am going to try to ride through as much of the winter as possible so I am thinking I need more wind protection. For those of you that ride in colder weather do you switch helmets. Or is there some other way to beat mother nature?

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Oh no. Cold days in Florida. Brrrrrrrrr!

I ride 365 with a Shoei RF 1100 full face helmet. Pinlock visor in the winter. It can actually get cold here in St. Louis MO... Yeah, like 32 F .... And it gets hot too...99F and high 80 humidity...

Still.... Same helmet.

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It can get cold here in Florida too. lows in the 20's in the winter. Also, I go to work at 6:30am so it's real cold and windy.

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Oh no. Cold days in Florida. Brrrrrrrrr!

I ride 365 with a Shoei RF 1100 full face helmet. Pinlock visor in the winter. It can actually get cold here in St. Louis MO... Yeah, like 32 F .... And it gets hot too...99F and high 80 humidity...

Still.... Same helmet.
Oh no... 99 heat!! /sarcasm

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Around here cold doesn't start until zero ... and then it's only chilly.

I have a cheap Wallyworld full face that I use all year round. I've seen the face covers (can't remember the right word or spelling) on the J&P site and have used similar things with good success. Wish I still had it but it was nice when riding in -10 weather a few years ago.

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Do you mean a balaclava? I use one when it gets cold here. That and other gear for winter weather really helps extend the riding season without freezin' things off.

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I live in Jacksonville Beach and currently have a half helmet that I love.

http://leatherup.com/p/Outlaw-Helmet...ery/98181.html

But I am going to try to ride through as much of the winter as possible so I am thinking I need more wind protection. For those of you that ride in colder weather do you switch helmets. Or is there some other way to beat mother nature?
Your two main choices are to stick with the half helmet and go with some sort of face shield, or go with a full-face, and neck warmer. Here's a product I am going to try with my 1/2 helmet: http://www.nofogusa.com. Price seems reasonable, too.

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Like KM, I wear a full face year round. In the cold you add a balaclava and maybe something around your neck to help seal the bottom of the helmet. And in warm weather it's extra bug protection.

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^ Yeah how do bugs seem to only crash into what little skin there is exposed? I'll have my helmet visor open a crack and that lil bastard will zoom right under it and slap me in the cheek! Even the bigger ones - I never feel them bounce off my helmet! It's always the neck! It's like "the lemon wedge phenomenon" when you're squeezing one into your tea or water. They always get you in the eye! How do they know where our eyes are!!!?
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