My thoughts are with you and your family, Pipe.
Just had a procedure done 5 days ago, still have a tender gut, but I got out today finally after 3 weeks. Low 50's but comfortable with chaps, leather jacket, windshield and bubble helmet. Got too warm when I stopped for gas. Might have been too cold at highway speed for more than 20 min.
Did 37 degrees a few weeks ago with skii mask, extra thermal top and bottoms with electric gloves but not plugged in. I was comfortable for over an hour at less than 60 mph.
That was me 40 years ago
My how times have changed
I think therefore I am (Cogito Ergo Sum) Descartes
I ride therefore I am (Veho Ergo Sum) JPR
65 Italian scooter
66 305 Rice burner; NO PROBLEMS
67 650 English Bike; MAJOR PROBLEMS
1968/XLCH - lots of mods; loved it for 11 years; NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS
2012 Heritage 103 Rush 2.0 pipes MAMBO #5
bought all brand new except scooter
There's a picture of the sportster after all the mods in my images file.