Blow, winds! Blow until your cheeks crack! Rage on, blow! Let tornadoes spew water until the steeples of our churches and the weathervanes are all drowned. Let quick sulfurous lightning, strong enough to split enormous trees, singe the white hair on my head. Let thunder flatten the spherical world, crack open all the molds from which nature forms human beings, and spill all the seeds from which ungrateful humans grow!

Yeah baby! Ice and snow too! What King Lear said. We’re not afraid of any of it.

Oxford Hot Hands Heated Grips – $70

There are plenty of things in the modern motorcycle world we could do without, but heated grips isn’t one of them when it’s chilly. Oxford’s won plenty of customer loyalty with its regular heated grips which replace your standard ones. These new HotHands Over-Grips actually Velcro on over your standard grips, which you may or may not like depending on the size of your hands, etc. But it really can’t get much more convenient can it?

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TCX Biker WP Women’s Boots – $200

It’s not too soon to start thinking about stuffing some nice boots into your favorite someone’s stocking – especially if that someone is yourself. These stylish Italian stallions sport a one-piece vamp and tongue up the front for excellent water resistance, as well as a waterproof lining inside the full-grain leather uppers. Zippered entry is the only way to fly, polyurethane safety inserts add, ah, safety, and those rubber soles will elevate you 1.4 inches.

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Dainese Legacy Jacket – $200

Ciao bello… critics charge this jacket with not flowing much air, which makes this classic cotton-lined cowhide just the thing for cool-weather cruising. Buy a size too big so you can layer a nice sweater up under.

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Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Liner – $250

Here in Cali we’ve always gotten by with an electric vest or bib, but if you really spend some time in the cold, Gerbing says this baby can heat up to 135 degrees off 77 watts of your bike’s juice. Its mini ripstop shell encapsulates 7 heating zones, slips seamlessly under almost any riding jacket, and is wired for gloves at the end of the sleeves. Why suffer?

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