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Old 07-30-13, 06:17 PM
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Gloves for Oregon coast south of Newport?

I'm about ready to ship my bike out to Portland to start my tour down the coast to Eureka. I want to pre-ship a few things with the bike. I really don't like the cold, so I am trying to figure if I should take gloves or not. Looks like average lows can be in the 40s? I'm guessing that is at night? I'm leaning toward taking them. They are not all that heavy and I have the space. Thoughts?
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I like a set of lightweight polypro glove liners that I wear under my short fingered cycling gloves. Good down to about 50 or so while riding. Easy to remove and store in a rear pocket.
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In most places, the low temperature usually occurs near dawn. If in doubt, take the gloves. The worst case scenario is that they end up staying in your bag the whole time, which beats the hell out of wanting warm gloves and not having them.
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we have stores out here.. too..
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The best riding is just after dawn. Bring the gloves unless you have very good tolerance to cold fingers.
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Just you and the Log Trucks..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
we have stores out here.. too..

But do you take American money?
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
I like a set of lightweight polypro glove liners that I wear under my short fingered cycling gloves. Good down to about 50 or so while riding. Easy to remove and store in a rear pocket.
+1

This works well, and I carry a pair in my panniers. However, I have never had to use them on the coast. Most of our coastal trips have been after Labor Day.

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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Just you and the Log Trucks..
Not too many of those south of Newport. The spotted owl, prior overcutting and various political fights have kept the logging confined largely to private lands. That situation looks to be changing, but it will take a couple of years before they can resume in full force, depending on the lawyers and judges.
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Just rode Eugene to Newport to Crescent City, CA ending on July 25th. I took lightweight long-fingered gloves, but only needed them one morning. We weren't camping, though. I would agree with those who say take them, they don't weigh much and could prove useful.
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