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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2012, 07:25:54 pm »
100 miles for me today. I rode out rt 52 to Higginsport for lunch. The roads were in good shape, I only saw some salt on one side road off of 52.  It's amazing how much a ride can help clear your head on a nice crisp day.
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2012, 07:39:08 pm »
Took the WR250 out for a bit today, sure got cold when the sun started to go down. :yikes:
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2012, 06:37:36 pm »
Well.....
1-9-12 this time, mid afternoon high of 46 and followed by 65 miles.
Not looking to do anything but ride and get some miles in.
The cold is on the way for the end of the week, predicting low teens at night and just low 20's for days.
If you ride, be safe out there.
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2012, 11:48:08 am »
It looks like the last good day in southwestern Ohio for a while. Better get those miles in while you can.

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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2012, 12:13:14 pm »
Well.....
1-9-12 this time, mid afternoon high of 46 and followed by 65 miles.
Not looking to do anything but ride and get some miles in.
The cold is on the way for the end of the week, predicting low teens at night and just low 20's for days.
If you ride, be safe out there.
Greg

1-9 was treacherous!  Northern VA got some snow flurries...totally unexpected.  Long story short:  2 hour ride home in the snow...luckily i66 stayed clear and just a tad slushy, my windshield didn't do to well and had to lower it so i could keep my eye on the road (snow kept caking up on it), which made for a "windier" (is that a word?) ride home.  Made it home safe and sound.
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2012, 03:23:31 pm »
  Will-Slushy really??-I've ridden in "blowing snow" situations on my C-14 and my LT. I can't imagine trying it in a slush situ on a big bike -although on my dead end street I always broke out dirtbikes-sideways,backwards and occasionally upside down!!
   

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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2012, 04:41:50 pm »
  Will-Slushy really??-I've ridden in "blowing snow" situations on my C-14 and my LT. I can't imagine trying it in a slush situ on a big bike -although on my dead end street I always broke out dirtbikes-sideways,backwards and occasionally upside down!!
   

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really a "tad."  i didn't relish it.  trust me, forecast was a clear day, and was pleasantly surprised.  I got home, parked it, and finally took as breath.  I did NOT ride today, as I was chicken shet that the weatherman would be wrong again.
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2012, 02:55:49 pm »
  Rode yesterday 1/17/12, pretty warm but-windy as hell...I was laughing to myself as the bike jumped around....always great to breakout the scooter in January in central Ohio.
      Gimmee all the global warming Mother Earth can muster or move me south ;D ;D

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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2012, 05:12:47 pm »
Well, with half the internet down, I did a coffee run today. 28 deg. and wrapped up like Nanuk of the North, it really was a great ride. Only 55 miles and some strange looks, but they were just jealous.
Ride safe all,
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2012, 07:17:17 pm »
128 miles today. First half at 25F - second at 55F. Gotta love those heated grips and Gerbling!
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2012, 07:31:01 pm »
I did about a 1/2 mile on the KLR, in 8 inches of snow :yikes:

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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2012, 07:48:57 pm »
I did about a 1/2 mile on the KLR, in 8 inches of snow :yikes:

      Count me as jealous.

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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2012, 11:24:29 am »
1-9 was treacherous!  Northern VA got some snow flurries...totally unexpected.  Long story short:  2 hour ride home in the snow...luckily i66 stayed clear and just a tad slushy, my windshield didn't do to well and had to lower it so i could keep my eye on the road (snow kept caking up on it), which made for a "windier" (is that a word?) ride home.  Made it home safe and sound.
In December, we took a 300 mile ride, with about half of it in drizzling rain.  Then the rain turned into a light snowfall, which was beautiful coming down.  But as the elevation was rising and the day falling, it got more interesting from there.  :)  25 miles in the snow that felt like 50.  Just under 1/2" of snow stuck to the windshield.  At times the snow was falling so thick that I had to wipe the faceshield every 2-3 seconds.  We were following the tire tracks on the road, which stayed more or less clear (the tracks, not the road).  At one point, I decided that the left track was getting a bit close to oncoming traffic,  and had to cross 2-3" deep slush to get to the right track.  That convinced me that it would be just as well to stay in the right track from there on.  All in all, it was one of those "When is this merry-go-round going to stop?  I'd like to get off." kind of experiences.  At the coldest, the air temp dropped to 32.2F, but the bike never slipped nor hesitated. 

You realize how stressed you were when it's raining and 33F degrees and you are celebrating the warm, clear weather.  :)  First real ride in the snow, and it was fun.  Not ready to do it again anytime soon, however.
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2012, 11:36:37 am »
You guys impresss me! I'll never do that, ride in snow, ever. Besides, roads here in northern Ohio are literally covered in salt and calcium chloride, even on clear days after a rain its still there. If you want your bike to corrode away in a few years ride in this mess, even if you hose it off, it still leaches out from nooks and crannys of the vehicle. First snow my bike gets stored not to appear until after a few good HARD rains in spring.
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Re: WHO rode today 1-6-12 ?
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2012, 06:23:12 am »
You guys impresss me! I'll never do that, ride in snow, ever. Besides, roads here in northern Ohio are literally covered in salt and calcium chloride, even on clear days after a rain its still there. If you want your bike to corrode away in a few years ride in this mess, even if you hose it off, it still leaches out from nooks and crannys of the vehicle. First snow my bike gets stored not to appear until after a few good HARD rains in spring.

+1. The roads around here are exactly the same.
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