This morning, I set a new personal best lowest riding temp at –12.6F which beat out my previous –11F from January 2010.
To push myself, I decided to do it on my Super9. My scooter doesn’t have heated grips, a windshield, grip covers, or an alternator capable of heated gear. Last year, I used a car battery under the seat to run heated gear. This time, I went without. I wore my off-road boots this time in preparation of a fall or a quick tab of the foot.
I had a hard time starting it because the choke closed after I thought I opened it. I nearly ran the battery flat trying to get it to go before I checked my mistake. Then it started and stayed running nicely.
I just did a short ride since I’m feeling a bit sick – sore throat and cough. By the end of the ride, my hands were very cold. The rest seemed warm.
Tomorrow is supposed to be even colder. I hope I feel better, so I can do a proper ride on the Ural.
A short video of the ride is below. I also talk about my scooter a bit. Enjoy!