My bike's been parked for a few days. I rode back and forth to work when it was below freezing with Jeans, thermal underwear, Field sheer Tex jacket with liner, 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of gloves (cotton under insulated leather). My legs froze, my fingers were chilled... but in all not too bad with a stop 1/2 way to the office for a cup of coffee.
I had to swing back to night shift this week, so I'm leaving my house at 8PM, leaving office at 7ish AM... After the sun goes down, and before it comes up. Cold nights seem to have a sharper chill than cold days... I'm not sure what the difference is, maybe the amount of moisture in the air...
My commute is 40 miles, 37 of which is interstate... I usually stop half way to work for a coffee to warm up. The 1/2 way point is usually where traffic starts slowing / stopping and I find it difficult to use the controls with numb fingers lol.
I just dropped a few hudo on Lined over pants, Scorpion gloves with liner, and a balaclava. I'm ebaying for some under armor, or a knockoff brand.