What are your cold weather ebike limits?

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What are your cold weather ebike limits?
I realize some ride all winter but for those who don’t, what are the temperature/condition limits that signal you are done for the season?
At my age, it appears to be the lower 40F temps with 15+ mph headwinds. I have gloves, long underware, rain gear, under helmet cap, but it’s when my eyes start watering a bunch, nose starts running that makes it cease being fun.
We‘re expecting 40+ mph winds today!
 
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What are your cold weather ebike limits?
I realize some ride all winter but for those who don’t, what are the temperature/condition limits that signal you are done for the season?
At my age, it appears to be the lower 40F temps with 15+ mph headwinds. I have gloves, long underware, rain gear, under helmet cap, but it’s when my eyes start watering a bunch, nose starts running that makes it cease being fun.
We‘re expecting 40+ mph winds today!
I have the gear to ride a snowmobile up the side of a mountain at 100mph while it's 0 degrees Fahrenheit. What makes me put the ebike in the hangars is when the road stays covered in ice. When this happens i switch out the tires on my gas engine pedal bike to off road knobs with studs. I do notice my battery range is really reduced below 40 degrees but it's still enough for me to ride all over my small town a few times.
 
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I have the gear to ride a snowmobile up the side of a mountain at 100mph while it's 0 degrees Fahrenheit. What makes me put the ebike in the hangars is when the road stays covered in ice. When this happens i switch out the tires on my gas engine pedal bike to off road knobs with studs. I do notice my battery range is really reduced below 40 degrees but it's still enough for me to ride all over my small town a few times.
That's right, ebike batteries don't like being cold, it basically lowers their performance. Not exactly sure of the science behind this though.
 

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Couple of battery tips from a Bosch manual:

Winter use – During winter use (particularly below 32° F (0° C)) we recommend charging and storing the battery at room temperature be-fore inserting the battery in the eBike immediately before riding it. For longer journeys in the cold, it is advisable to use thermal protective covers.

Storage – Temperatures below 14° F (-10° C) and above 140° F (60° C) should be avoided.
 
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