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riffraff
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Seasons over!

Postby riffraff » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:02 pm



The bike's naked again and tucked safely away at a friends house! :cry:
March can't come soon enough! :mrgreen:



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Re: Seasons over!

Postby maestro319 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:55 pm

AMEN, brother AMEN!!!

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby redial » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:12 pm

March can dawdle all it likes, and April as well for that matter! We have wonderful weather here at the moment, "Goldilocks weather" - not too hot, not too wet, and not too cold.... just right. Eat your hearts out you snow/rain/ice denizens.
Len in Kapunda

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:33 pm

Not for me...not yet, anyway. I was out riding on Friday!

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby Mag » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:47 pm

Ya, I am doing April or May....oohooooo

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby riffraff » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:53 pm

Well redial, we got one thing to look forward to. When the world comes to an end' you'll go first since you're 14 hours ahead of us ! ;-) :mrgreen:

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby Mag » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:08 pm

So Riff.....I can run for cover before the world ends if I see that Australia fireworks do not go??? Ok..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:22 pm

I still believe I can sneak in at least one more ride before I give up for this season. Its actually snowing outside as I type this out, enough snow on the roads tonight that I had the truck in 4X4 mode. Realisticly the bike is already put away for the long sleep til April but If I get the chance Im taking her out any chance I get as long as the roads are Ice and salt free. 8-)
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby tandem54 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:51 am

Waiting for a couple days been 60's in the daytime, but raining the last 3 days! Nice to be retired I don't Have! to go when I don't want to! LOL!!
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby moose4jesus » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:50 pm

I was out last Friday as well it was 50 degrees. I gave up my side of the garage to store the bike year round and keep it on the tender for any impromptu riding day. Who says climate change is a bad thing? ;)

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby Sidcar » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:49 pm

It stopped raining and the sun came out and that was good enough for me today. Went out for an hour at lunchtime. Glad I did it's now pouring down again.

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:50 pm

Yes , March can not come soon enough,, for now I'm going to enjoy all the pretty lights.. :lol:

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby brettchallenger » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:04 am

riffraff wrote:Well redial, we got one thing to look forward to. When the world comes to an end' you'll go first since you're 14 hours ahead of us ! ;-) :mrgreen:


Poor Redial would probably prefer that ordeal to the humiliation coming his way next Northern summer when we take the Ashes - again. :lol:
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby redial » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:28 am

For those not familiar with the sport of Cricket, since Australia originally beat the English at their own game resulting in the wooden wickets being incinerated, Australia and England have played for a trophy, of the urn containing the ashes, ever since. It is one of the better trophies to win as the English still think they are better at everything, and we Aussies, and Kiwis, no better.

But it is only fairly recently that they have been able to beat any team at cricket, and, if I remember correctly, England beat India, in India, for the first time in 28 years :roll: . Although they invented the game, the English have done so well at it. The Colonials are doing much better at cricket, as South Africa (a former colonly) is currently on top, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Australia (also former colonies, like North America was) are also doing well against England.

Baseball is a subset of cricket, with England not sure how to play either :twisted: but they like to think that they invented the games - who else would consider a game played over five days could finish up with neither side winning :?: The other games that they invented, such as rugby, they are still learning how to play that game as well.
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby RhinoWing » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:23 am

Hey Redial, you've hit the nail dead centre. the only upside for the Poms this year was that they recently beat the Mighty All Blacks in a dead rubber at rugby :o
on the subject of winter months, we are having +/- 36 degrees centigrade in Cape Town, so fabulous weather for riding. We have pretty much good weather all year round :)
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby brettchallenger » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:54 am

Oops, touched a raw nerve there, sorry. :oops:

Never mind, enjoy your riding in the sun you lucky people.
The game's afoot;
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby redial » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:09 am

Hey BrettChallenger,

No need to be embarassed - no offence was taken, and I dont think any was intended. My face is a bit like the emoticon's, mainly from all the sunshine we are having. But you keep smiling, perhaps your teeth will still be visible in the fog, snow, frost, ice, and salt, while you are shovelling. :twisted: Do they pay you extra to live in that cold, wet, crowded place?
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby brettchallenger » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:31 am

redial wrote:Hey BrettChallenger,

No need to be embarassed - no offence was taken, and I dont think any was intended. My face is a bit like the emoticon's, mainly from all the sunshine we are having. But you keep smiling, perhaps your teeth will still be visible in the fog, snow, frost, ice, and salt, while you are shovelling. :twisted: Do they pay you extra to live in that cold, wet, crowded place?


You forgot to mention the rain!

Away to our place in Spain in January so I will miss most of it. But it's too cold to ride the 'wing down there - getting old.
The game's afoot;
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby Sidcar » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:23 pm

Any more rain and it'll be sell bike buy Ark.


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Re: Seasons over!

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:13 pm

I declared the season over yesterday. I spent the morning chipping away the ice on the driveway in a narrow path from the garage to the road, just wide enough to ride on. Got my heated gear on, went out for a ride to get it good and warm, then brought it home, changed the oil and put it away for the winter.

That said...this is the latest I have EVER ridden before. Gerbing's heated gear is a wonderful invention!

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Re: Seasons over!

Postby brettchallenger » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:09 pm

Sidcar wrote:Any more rain and it'll be sell bike buy Ark.


Sid

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The game's afoot;
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Re: Seasons over!

Postby Sidcar » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:25 pm

All ready got one, but it doesn't float too well!

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