If you plan on riding much longer, maybe we could get together for a backroad ride down in mark twain nf
I'd definitely like to do that. Back in September, took the long way (460 miles round trip) to Sikeston to eat at Lambert's cafe, down through Iron County, hitting all the good twisties along the way. It was a fantastic trip.
I'm currently pretty good down to yesterday's temps except for cold hands. I have fairly thin gloves and grip heaters. Yesterday, my palms were hot and my thumbs were numb, so I think it's the heated gloves for me.
I'm using Tourmaster Caliber overpants, and I haven't even used the quilted liners yet, although if I were planning an extended trip, I'd wear 'em for sure. They stayed completely dry in that freezing rain mess last night. I picked up a cheap pair of Nitro boots up at Donelson's Cycles, and they worked fantastic, too, an excellent value.
Although I'm still "OK" with my normal leather jacket for commuting, I'm looking forward to being toasty warm with the warm-n-safe liner. They have a "factory 2nd" sale right now, you can get a mis-marked or returned jacket for only $120.00. I ordered one of those, plus a heat-troller, and it should be here hopefully today or tomorrow, so I can install it over the weekend.
The only other thing that gets cold is my chin, and a regular scarf fixes that, although I told my wife a good stocking stuffer would be a thin balaclava-type mask.