Thanks everyone for the service recognition. Very cool, and appreciated.
Now if the CEO of my company, an ex-general, would just come thru with the day off for us guys & gals! (off soapbox now).
Anyway, I'll check out the Schampa gear, CuriousMike. I unfortunately wear glasses, and haven't yet figured out how to keep from fogging them up *badly* while wearing a balaclava. But the top looks great, and I'm guessing they have long john bottoms as well.
And as for heated grips, I've had them on several bikes, tho' a long time ago, and what I found was the underside of my hand was warm, while the top and fingertips still got cold. I'm liking the setup I have now. I don't like the hassle of running the cord for my Gerber heated gloves, so I hold them in reserve for the very coldest days. BTW the Gerber gloves are a class act otherwise: quality made.
So far, the Barkbuster Storms keep the wind off my hands well enough that I can use my unheated winter touring gauntlets, instead of the Gerbers.
I'm surprised no one seems to have done the silk thing.....
"First You Fly, Then You Die!"--Los Lobos