Please allow me to join the choir in singing the praises of heated gear. Some folks on another forum that I frequent encouraged me to get some heated gear near the end of the riding season last year. Well, I recently purchased a Warm and Safe heated jacket liner and gloves. I wired up the Paul Smart last night and used them on my ride to work this morning at 4:00 AM. It's been getting pretty cold overnight down here and this morning was one of the coldest but I was nice and toasty warm. Mmmmm. An extended riding season is a nice thing to look forward to when you're addicted to riding. If you don't already have some, you really ought to consider picking up some heated gear. It was really nice to make the 50+ mile commute in cold weather without shivering once or having cold hands. It was amazing. I could feel the liner warming me up by the time I was pulling out of my driveway, and I'm someone that takes off as soon as the bike fires up.