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Not on purpose but a friend and I rode out about 50 miles as a cold front was coming thorough. It was about 50 F when we left and also about 28 F when I got back. I vowed to not do that again. Hands went first, feet second.
 
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Was low 40s F this morning and very slick. I am good for 1/2 hour rides or my 4 minute commute down into the mid 20's. Back when the Motorcycle Picture Game was raging I did make a 4 block run in 2” of snow for a win. That is only for an MPG win though, regular rides 20F is the limit.
 

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Let me put it this way
There was ice on the ground and I lost.
worst is the cold with Rain, and or slush, low twenties for about 45 minutes. Not fun would not recommend.
A surprise snow storm hit Atlanta in 2014 and there was a video of this guy leaving work in flurries and later riding through 2-3 inches and coming down hard. Props to him.

I played in the snow on the DR a couple of times and thought I might even ride it on the road in a fresh snow but it was always packed and icy before I could get it out. I didn't think that was a good idea. I did learn that in 12 inches of snow, the bike is pretty much going where it wants and I just make suggestions.

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A surprise snow storm hit Atlanta in 2014 and there was a video of this guy leaving work in flurries and later riding through 2-3 inches and coming down hard. Props to him.

I played in the snow on the DR a couple of times and thought I might even ride it on the road in a fresh snow but it was always packed and icy before I could get it out. I didn't think that was a good idea. I did learn that in 12 inches of snow, the bike is pretty much going where it wants and I just make suggestions.

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When I was a kid I got my dirt bike out on solid ice. It had snowed a few inches; got warm enough to turn it to slush the next day, then dropped cold enough to refreeze it all solid the day after that.
I didn't even have time to suggest anything. All I did was think about making a slight turn after opening it up in a straight line for a few seconds. It was out from under me quick and I slid on my back for a pretty good distance. 😆
Valuable lesson.

on the street I have done low 30sF to commute to work if I knew it was going to be nice on the ride home. My rule to myself is above freezing.
 

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My little enduro was a blast in the snow. Deep snow was tough but hard packed was kinda like dirt with knobbies on. We used to put sheet metal screws in the knobs for traction on the pond.
 

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That's so canada lol
Well, it was in the 1970's. A 10 year old could go out on his little 1969 Yamaha 60 enduro and rip up miles of orchards and trails like a maniac. My orders were to "Stay in the county". Now that small town is developed and those orchards are all subdivisions and a 10 year old would never be allowed to screw off on his own like that.

The cops never batted an eyelash unless you rode on the road. Then it was cat and mouse with us ducking in and out of trails. After a month of them trying to catch us there was a cop sitting in the bush on a CanAm 250 waiting for us. The gig was up. Like I said, it was the '70s - no charges were laid - it was far worse, they brought us home to our parents.
 

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I've ridden here in WI in the high 20's. The roads were clear though and no salt.

I've done low 30's several times in the early morning, when the afternoon ride as in going to work was in the 50's.
 

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When I was a kid I got my dirt bike out on solid ice. It had snowed a few inches; got warm enough to turn it to slush the next day, then dropped cold enough to refreeze it all solid the day after that.
I didn't even have time to suggest anything. All I did was think about making a slight turn after opening it up in a straight line for a few seconds. It was out from under me quick and I slid on my back for a pretty good distance. 😆
Valuable lesson.

on the street I have done low 30sF to commute to work if I knew it was going to be nice on the ride home. My rule to myself is above freezing.
I feel your pain.

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You still had a blast. For what ever reason stuff like that brings out your inner hooligan.
It went down so gently, I ended up just standing up straddling the bike.
 
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It went down so gently, I ended up just standing up straddling the bike.
Yes, that or you end up doing snow angels. I'd wager you both laughed and froze your ass off that day.
 

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Forgive me for a long read, but there is no short way to describe how utterly cold it was on this day in my past. I wrote this to entertain y'all with a recollection of mine that rebounded in my mind the instant I saw this thread. Let it be known, this is a true story:
One year, a long time ago, I promised myself I would go 365 days without setting foot in a car, truck, van, bus, nor anything else that had more than two wheels on it. I bought myself an enduro class motorcycle to help me navigate the mountainous streets of New England come winter.
Well, there was 18 miles between home and work, and precisely ONE bridge spanning the river directly between home and work.
On one particularly cold morning that haunts my memories, I left for work as normal, with plenty of time for slight delays or whatnot, cuz I simply refuse to be late. It was frigidly cold this morning...in fact, it was ridiculously colder than it had ever been, anywhere in the northern hemisphere. This would be a day for the record books.
This morning was a freezing cold ride that really tried my resolve, but a promise was made I intended to keep it. Alas, when I got to the bridge, I was taken completely aback as the local authorities had closed it down and locked it up tight as a drum.
So much snow and ice collected on it and they wouldn't risk a pedestrian, let alone a car or truck. YUP, they even blocked the pedestrian walkway, which was the path I'd intended to take IF the driving portion of the bridge was closed, as I feared it could be, I was prepared to use the pedestrians' walkway....which in 20 years, I'd never ever seen closed.

At this point, I'm only 8 miles away from work. There are two other bridges I could detour to, the closer of the two is 26 miles away, and probably 45 minutes just to get to it, and perhaps another 45 minutes to get back on track to work!

Did I mention it was a ridiculously cold morning? How cold, you ask? Well, I honestly don't know. But the way my breath came out of my body and dropped like a shovelful of ice-fog, I thought to myself, "I bet the river is frozen solid."
It was at this point that I began to weigh my options. I could ride to the next bridge, risking hypothermia, frostbite, slippery riding conditions, or worst of all, arriving late to work NOT having considered an extra 1.5 hours of detouring...or I could try my luck with the river, SURELY it's frozen hard enough to carry a motorcycle and its rider from one bank to another? What's the worst that could happen? Breaking through and succumbing to freezing cold water? Meh, being late to work would be worse!

So, I rode the bike down to the boat ramp which was almost literally beneath the bridge. I got off the bike, stepped out onto the ice. Seemed solid. Walked out perhaps another 20 feet, jumped up and down as if intent on driving my feet right through the ice. To my relief, the river felt quite solid, at least these first 20 or 30 feet do, there's no doubt in my mind, I'm riding across the river...I do hope the 280ish feet that I didn't test would hold up as well the first 20 feet are.

I walked back to the XT350, mounted it, turned the key back on, kicked it over, dropped it in gear, and didn't bother going slow enough to find out it wasn't working. BALLS TO THE WALLS, I raced that bike across the river as fast as I could go while keeping it straight.

Long story short: I got to work on time. And my gawd was I pissed when I got there. It would seem, I was the only person to show up on time...even the bastards that lived on-site didn't make it to work on time, and they only had to walk from one building to another!!!
 

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Your my hero. I'm a big winter rider when possible up here in northeast Ohio. So far 33f here in Ohio. I will ride all winter if it's dry. That's my only concern. Dry and above 20f
Whatis the coldest weather you have ridden in. The other morning it was 28*f had to scrape ice off seat
Dude that’s pretty bad ass! Mine isn’t even close to that cool.It was sometime in January 2007 in Los Angeles. It doesn’t get to cold over here so when the weather said it was going to be a record low I was a little iffy, thru on my gear to go to work out in Santa Monica. I thought I layered up pretty good. Took off on the 110 south when I got to DTLA I realized how cold riding in 30 degree weather is! I think it was like 34 degrees plus the wind chill. Pretty damn cold at least for us So Cal boys. I just tucked in and gunned it out to the job site. The bike and myself made it ( 03 1000 ) but I got so cold I got hot! If I had to do it again I guess I would but it sucked! Only if I really had to do it!
 

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In 1980 ish During my first undergrad degree at UT Austin TX, I rode my '76 CB750 home from Austin to Dallas TX, at night, during a cold front. Almost a 4 hr. ride! For Christmas break.
I had a 'snow mobile' suit on. That's it It was a cheap POS too. I wasn't layered, no thermals, no decent winter gloves, no thermal socks, etc.
When I got there, I was FROZE nearly stiff! I couldn't feel my fingers for hours, my whole body hurt. I didn't take my temperature but I guarantee a was hypothermic!
I lived.

Never took a long ride like without better warm stuff on again though LOL.

* I thought Sempai was going to post he broke thru and lived! Glad he didn't!
 
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