I don't want to ride if it is freezing but ,as you say ,if it is just a cold day,and dry, I like a run out. it is just my hands that get too cold,and feet a bit maybe. (padded armour tends to keep cold off the knees I think ) I am still looking for some battery heated gloves at a reasonable price.I used to ride with non heated clothing. Until I found some heated socks, gloves, and the Milwaukee tools heated jacket. I don’t know how well some of the other heated biker wear works that plugs directly in the battery??? I know icy road conditions would make cold weather riding impossible but if it’s just a cold day??? And you have heated gear???