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Offline JimRRides

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Re: Did a thing today....
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2019, 12:08:15 AM »
A different thing....


Just curious what folks do for riding during the winter. Here in Tennessee we're almost exactly centered between Lake City, Florida and Cleveland, OH as examples of south and north. I know riders in the north have a tough time getting out for a ride while the folks in the south probably LOVE this time of year. In TN we have days that are a good excuse to have a, gulp, car, and other days that almost demand getting the scooter out. Today I had lunch 25 miles away with my sisters, and with temps near 40 and sunny skies, I HAD to ride. The low temps tomorrow and Monday nights are predicted to be in the single digits with possible snow on Tuesday...I'll likely be leaving the bikes alone in the garage.


I've managed to squeeze in about 800 miles so far this month and will rack up a few more tomorrow before the cold front arrives.
How about you?
Re: Winter and Motorcycle Operations

Certain times of the year I become intensely jealous of you Southeasterners. Now is one of those times.

We went through -30 F temps a week ago and we are headed for sub zero temps again. The impossibility of riding a two-wheeler in winter around here should be obvious.

Even gas fueled trucks were freezing up around here. One of my garage doors froze closed. Our bikes and convertible are huddled together on one side of the garage, plugged in to battery maintainers, looking cold and sad.

#polarvortex #evilcold #parkedmotorcyclesyndrome

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Offline HawkGTRider

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Re: Did a thing today....
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2019, 08:58:43 AM »
I understand a bit better now why you stuff so many miles into your summers.
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Offline Patmo

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Re: Did a thing today....
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2019, 11:47:28 AM »
It was 63 degrees her two days ago, yesterday it was 59 degrees...but we got 5 inches of rain during that time

Today it’s sunny out....but it’s also 24 degrees.

Spring can’t come soon enough.
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Offline stevegrab

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Re: Did a thing today....
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2019, 12:40:31 PM »
It was 63 degrees her two days ago, yesterday it was 59 degrees...but we got 5 inches of rain during that time

Today it’s sunny out....but it’s also 24 degrees.

Spring can’t come soon enough.
The tease of warm weather really sucks in winter time. Plus for those dealing with lake effect snow it means less frozen water on those big lakes and more snow when it gets cold again.
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