I couldnt take it anymore............


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I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:00 pm



the roads were bare and wet, but there was 70 feet of snow covered lawn between where I parked the bike and the road. I happen to notice that the snow blower was just sitting there doing nothing,so I say to my self..............hmmmmmm I wonder if....................... guess what it worked . I got to go for a ride today. It may not seem like a big deal to alot of you but here north of the 49th riding in January is almost unheard of unless you live right on the west coast or Calgary.

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby speedy1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:40 pm

When you gotta go, you just got to go..

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby rooferx » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:48 pm

Good for you,,it was like 65 here today,all last week in the teens.

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby themainviking » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:25 am

Way to go Todd.... you are my hero. Today, it is raining here, and going up to almost 50F, but tomorrow it will be back down below 0F so even tho I have access to my bike, I will not be taking it out. This has been a very weird winter for temperature extremes. Come Oooooon spring.
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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby crock4 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:59 am

Todd, you are unbelievable. Is that what they call "cabin fever"? :lol: :lol: :lol: OK, I have an assignment for you. Figure out a way to mount a scaled down snow plow on the front, and roam the roads in your mask and cape! :D
Just kidding of course. We who live down here cannot even relate. It will be in the mid 80's here today, so if you don't mind a little rain now and then every day is a good riding day pretty much. The only bad thing is no variation on the scenery. FLAT, FLAT, FLAT.

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby SKMURDOCK » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:27 am

Now that is perserverance in pursuit of a ride! Way to go. Our family story about snow is a bit different.

My grandfather, born and raised in Nova Scotia, heads out for a vacation to see relatives that had moved to the central valley of California. He was a farmer, so the winter was the only time he could go. Takes a train across Canada, steamship from Vancouver to San Francisco, inland about 140 miles to where I live now. This was sometime in the late 1890"s and he was about 19 years old.

So the family story goes that he fully intended to return to his home, but once he got here saw NO snow in the middle of winter and NEVER again returned to Nova Scotia!

He passed on at the age of 93 in the early 70's. To the best of our knowledge he never again voluntarily set foot in snow, and thought one of the silliest things anyone could do was to actually go to the snow for any kind of fun.

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby Pam » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:35 pm

Todd,
your my hero, and I wish I could ride too. But sitting in the Prairie I am with the Viking, roads are bare but cold well below 0 F so even if I could get my bike out.........By my best optimistic bet I am thinking about 3 months before I can go for a ride :cry:

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:47 pm

Im still stuck in the valley bottom as there is WAY too much snow in the passes to even think about venturing up there yet. So far I have managed to ride this bike every month since buying it in early April 2012.Tomorrow looks good for a short ride too. I love global warming 8-)
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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby redial » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:26 pm

To the best of our knowledge he never again voluntarily set foot in snow, and thought one of the silliest things anyone could do was to actually go to the snow for any kind of fun.


Them's my sentiments exactly. "Fun in the snow" is just an expensive way to get cold! I dont like the cold! For all you folk that live in the cold, I hope you get paid extra. Today is a cool day, 20C (about 70F), with 26% humidity - any cooler and I would have to put a sweater/pullover/jumper on to keep out the cold :mrgreen:

A bit cool to go for a swim in the sea, today, but there is always another day.
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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby Mag » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:07 pm

We made it up to 50f today, I just know spring is around the corner. Got a feeling the riding "itch" is gonna be here soon ;)

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:10 am

redial wrote:
To the best of our knowledge he never again voluntarily set foot in snow, and thought one of the silliest things anyone could do was to actually go to the snow for any kind of fun.


Them's my sentiments exactly. "Fun in the snow" is just an expensive way to get cold! I dont like the cold! For all you folk that live in the cold, I hope you get paid extra. Today is a cool day, 20C (about 70F), with 26% humidity - any cooler and I would have to put a sweater/pullover/jumper on to keep out the cold :mrgreen:

A bit cool to go for a swim in the sea, today, but there is always another day.


I'm with you guys...I was last in the snow in 1968 when I had a short school in Maryland while in the Navy. I got there in Nov, left in Feb and there was snow on the ground about 80% of the time. I proceeded to make sure I was only stationed either in the Philippines or San Diego for the rest of my time in the Navy (medical retirement '77). I did have a memory relapse once in like '82 and was lured to a very well paying job in Chicago. I arrived there in May....first cold snap hit in Oct. where it dropped into the 40's overnight. That morning after having my coffee and loading my truck I called my headquarters back in Sdiego and told them they would have to replace me as Regional Director as I was not going to stay in Chicago. He ask, "how time are you going to give us to replace you?" I told him about 15 minutes...as I have to stop and fill up my truck on my way to San Antonio. They were not happy, but I was awakened to realize what I had signed up for...Have not lived anywhere else besides San Antonio since then except for the Philippines and a few months in Hawaii....
For me, Below 70 starts discomfort, below 50 starts misery, below 30 starts me thinking it is time to move further south...The only thing that stops me is any further south and I would have to learn Spanish and carry are gun with a very large clip. But, do to the destruction of this country by our government, I am seriously thinking of returning to the Philippines. If I am going to end up in a 3rd world country, may as well be one with sunny beaches 24/7/365 that I can afford.

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:31 am

If you don't think you can have fun in the snow, then you've never tried snowmobiling. :)

Especially up in Ontario - cottage country - where there are literally thousands of miles of open, groomed snowmobile trails. Heaven!

That said, it's 13 degrees this morning. Ugh. It was 61 two days ago. Crazy weather!

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby sparrowhawwk » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:45 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Im still stuck in the valley bottom as there is WAY too much snow in the passes to even think about venturing up there yet. So far I have managed to ride this bike every month since buying it in early April 2012.Tomorrow looks good for a short ride too. I love global warming 8-)

Mary over at the Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground says they only have about two inches there. I know that wonderful scenery you have to live with creates an escape issue for motorcycles in winter.

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:02 pm

sparrowhawwk wrote:
RoadRogue wrote:Im still stuck in the valley bottom as there is WAY too much snow in the passes to even think about venturing up there yet. So far I have managed to ride this bike every month since buying it in early April 2012.Tomorrow looks good for a short ride too. I love global warming 8-)

Mary over at the Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground says they only have about two inches there. I know that wonderful scenery you have to live with creates an escape issue for motorcycles in winter.




Toad Rock is just north of me , up the lake aways, about an hr. We have sunshine here today and temps just above freezing, maybe I will venture out again today to head up that way, might even stop in at the hotsprings for a soak. 8-)
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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby riffraff » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:04 am

It was 60 last wednesday. It's in the 20's now with a dusting of snow. I'm still shooting for St. Patty's day to get my wing home and start installing all my freshly painted bits. I'm truely sick of winters! :mrgreen:

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:41 am

I managed to get in 100miles here today, had the heated grips turned on but the vest turned off .Sorry about the bragging, I know what its like to be ice bound while others are riding around. Hang in there guys your turn is coming. In the mean time..................BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA............. damn this is fun 8-)
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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby CDub73 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:16 pm

RoadRogue wrote:It may not seem like a big deal to alot of you but here north of the 49th riding in January is almost unheard of unless you live right on the west coast or Calgary.



The roads in Calgary are certainly nice. Well the main roads are. My street is covered in at least 3" of solid ice. :( I suppose I could drive down the side walks if I was really really desperate.

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby honda1982 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:38 am

good for you know the feeling well. got a tire trench through the yard, bike is parked on the front porch. been out several times this winter when the roads were clear . no difference than riding a snowmobile , just here get to ride the bike more often enjoy it. its refreshing

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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby riffraff » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:30 am

We got our first substantial snow in a couple years starting yesterday, and it's still coming down!
ICK! :shock:
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Re: I couldnt take it anymore............

Postby themainviking » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:21 am

riffraff wrote:We got our first substantial snow in a couple years starting yesterday, and it's still coming down!
ICK! :shock:


Yeah, you guys on the Eastern seaboard got blasted this week. They are expecting lots more there before it is done - up to three feet of snow - yuuuuk. It has been just like that since just after Christmas here, without enough of a break to even get a breath. I have cleared the trailer of snow three times already, and the gazebo and back shed once each, but it still keeps on coming.....



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