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Old 11-26-2012, 11:21 AM   #81 (permalink)
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I watch the weather for possible snow and ice but otherwise...I ride. It was 18F the other morning. I have gotten stuck riding home in an occasional snow but if it's fresh dry snow...it's ok.

So yeah...I ride.

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #82 (permalink)
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I have ridden from 20*-111*, I had rather ride in 20*, I can dress for that, but in the REAL heat, I wanta take the cage!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #83 (permalink)
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i don't ride under freezing.

black ice sucks. TN drivers suck worse.

rain/water and freezing temps are the only things that stop me from riding
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #84 (permalink)
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About 68...I HATE cold with a !&$@? passion and no amount of "thrill of the ride" is worth being in the cold agony I have put myself in before.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #85 (permalink)
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It was 12* on my ride to work this morn. My commute is only 6 miles. Last Friday, I did about 50 miles in 18* temperatures. But once it snows I am done.
Both my bikes head to the basement then.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #86 (permalink)
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As long as the roads are clear and dry, I ride. I have not ever winterized my bike and put it away. Usually I can get in a couple rides a week throughout the winter. Temps here pretty much stay above 0*F - can't say what I would do if it consistently got colder than that.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:07 PM   #87 (permalink)
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I rode to work this morning and is was 34*. I have a freezeout undershirt, insulated overpants, and my Army issue nexl gaiter and Gor-tex boots. They only things that got cold were my hands and feet. I need some electric gloves. I will ride as long as the roads are clean of ice, snow, and salt.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:02 AM   #88 (permalink)
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This guy may be a bit extreme....

Winter motorcycle ride (and crash) in a snow storm (Honda Shadow) - YouTube


and he's selling the bike...


http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/mcy/3444004954.html

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:34 AM   #89 (permalink)
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He did good! Along with the "winter" tires...he should have invested in some motorcycle tire chains! With snow like that...they'd work great!

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:39 AM   #90 (permalink)
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I have ridden from 20*-111*, I had rather ride in 20*, I can dress for that, but in the REAL heat, I wanta take the cage!
This is how I feel. I can always layer up for the cold, put my hands around the engine at stop lights, etc. When is really hot, it is just miserable.

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