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Offline Shadowofshoe

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Well I rode Sunday...
« on: November 29, 2011, 02:05:26 pm »

    As I get older and no longer manage insanely busy restaurants,a thought come to mind:
 When I did that and I could request any area of the country and end up there,sooner or later-paid for and more.
  So why the hell didn't I think to end up in a much warmer climate before the door closed. I mean, who ,in there right mind asks to go back to Columbus Oh!
  Well I don't ski anymore and ......................winterizing my connie is really depressing.
          Heck not yet- although an inch of snow may greet us in the morning-Sunday can't be the last ride of the season ;D ;D

     Mike
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Offline CigarSki®

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 02:16:11 pm »
Riding year round here in Jersey..cept' of course when snow or ice are on the ground. The only "winterizing" I do is checking the fuse for the heated gear.  :D
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Offline Shadowofshoe

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 02:22:50 pm »
Riding year round here in Jersey..cept' of course when snow or ice are on the ground. The only "winterizing" I do is checking the fuse for the heated gear.  :D

   Yea  Gerbing is on my Christmas list ,but I never really "receive " anything......I heard it's better that way ::) ::)
      Mike
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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 03:04:35 pm »
I live in St. Pete but Columbus is home. I'd much rather be there. Go Buckeyes! 

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 05:28:48 pm »
Im in ny and i never winterize , i just run it once every few weeks.

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 06:31:12 pm »
+1 in Maine. Never let the gas stay too long.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 06:41:19 pm »
Geez, I just don't think I could ride while it is snowing.  Thank God I live in S. Texas. ;)

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 07:28:07 pm »
What is that thing WINTERIZE you are talking about???????????
Another reason I LOVE CALIFORNIA. :rotflmao:
I rode about 150 miles today, only 80 degrees outside, going again tomorrow but it's going to be colder, only in the mid 70's

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 07:28:51 pm »
My winterizing consists of taking the tinted visor off the helmet and switching to clear  ;D

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011, 08:04:44 am »
I am moving from Atlanta to The Villages in Florida in June because I think it is too cold here. My goal is to never live north of
 I-10.

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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 09:03:59 am »
My goal is to never live north of I-10.


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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2011, 08:36:14 pm »
I try to ride every month of th eyear here In Salt lake City, UT. I did it last year, although January was only 3 miles. 

I did 100 miles on Thanksgiving.  57 degrees!   It was beautiful.  The wife and I had Turkey Sandwiches I had packed in the saddlebag. 


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Re: Well I rode (today)...
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 10:32:00 am »
Geez, I just don't think I could ride while it is snowing.
Me neither.  But I do wear a parka over gear now when it is 'cooler' outside.  For example, the temp was 22F as I left home at 630am this morning.

Until I get into heated gear, I will bundle up for now. (I do have Speed and Strength overpants and jacket to wear too)


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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2011, 12:25:16 pm »
There's a "build your own heated gear" thread over on the adventure rider forum that I'm going to attempt to try while I'm healing up from shoulder surgery.  Will post results.
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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2011, 03:26:31 pm »
I may have had to survive a He11ish summer but now I get to reap the rewards. Been riding to work all week long. & will continue to unless its raining.  8)
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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2011, 03:50:56 pm »
I rode to work today for the first time in a while. It was 25 degrees this morning, but not bad with heated gear, grips and a balaclava.

I forgot how easy it is to destroy traffic on a bike.

Oh yeah, I kicked her out sideways in second climbing a hill around a curve. 8)

Between the cooler temps and dense air, the Connie was on fire! ;D
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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2011, 05:22:33 pm »
I LOVE MY GERBINGS!!  I paid for them (well I'm still paying for them) but I have NO regrets!  I'm in St. Louis, MO and I have never parked my bike because it was TOO cold.  I ride daily, and the coldest I have ridden was 9 degrees.  I have a 45 mile commute on the interstate.  I have followed that adventure thread, and quickly doubted my skills, as well as my patience.  Good luck if you go that route, there's nothing like the heat!

I do run lower tire pressure, I keep mine around 40 psi.  Generally a little lower.  I DON'T ride as agressively in the winter months as I do in the summer months.  There are too many unpredictables.  But I couldn't bring myself to park it!
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Re: Well I rode Sunday...
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2011, 02:55:02 am »
It's snowing up here in Prescott...I really miss Phoenix.

Will hopefully be moving back home to the Valley soon.
rubber side down,

Derek
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