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Warm weather

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:45 pm



Lots of snow melting still, roads covered in wet, salty runoff and littered with potholes...but with 50 degree weather today, I saw quite a few bikes. Including, the first new Valkyrie I have seen on the road. The headlight on that thing REALLY picks it out of traffic!



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Re: Warm weather

Postby Mag » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:19 pm

Something to definitely look for. Supposed to be up to 65 this weekend, but wife has plans to drag us all out to the coast to do some "tide-pooling" so I will be caging it. UGH!

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Re: Warm weather

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:39 pm

I managed to get my rewireing and the new heated seat element done this evening . The temps here are around 50F ,so I went for a ride to test it out. Mmmmm warm buns is good. The street sweepers are continueing their battle. Life is good again. 8-)
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Re: Warm weather

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:42 am

It can't last obviously, and it isn't. Winter weather advisory is now on the radio, and all the chemical de-icer trucks are out coating the roads right now in preparation for it. This winter just won't let go!

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Re: Warm weather

Postby waituntilthebeep » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:52 am

Then there is us in the upper corner of the PNW (Western Washington specifically) that can't get any kind of real winter. We had a little bit of a snow taunting over the last month but I rode in it so it wasn't anything to write home about. Send some of that stuff over here!!!! I am so jealous. Not that I want to be in the cage but I LOVE the snow.

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Re: Warm weather

Postby themainviking » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:07 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Winter weather advisory is now on the radio, and all the chemical de-icer trucks are out coating the roads right now in preparation for it. This winter just won't let go!


We are not showing a forecast of any reasonable weather till at least the first day of spring here. Going down to - 13 F tomorrow night.

waituntilthebeep wrote:Not that I want to be in the cage but I LOVE the snow.


Why don't you just move here for the winter, and I will come live in your house (you can live in mine) I have over four feet of snow in my back yard.
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Re: Warm weather

Postby Breakdancer » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:55 pm

Mainviking, I feel your pain. New record for the most days below 0 Fahrenheit in north central Wi. But I know we have not had 4 ft. of snow on the ground at any one given time. Ouch... I was thinking of getting a trailer to pull behind my bike, but now thinking of getting a trailer for my truck, so I can take my bike south and I can get a few miles on it...
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Re: Warm weather

Postby Mag » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:05 pm

waituntilthebeep wrote:Then there is us in the upper corner of the PNW (Western Washington specifically) that can't get any kind of real winter. We had a little bit of a snow taunting over the last month but I rode in it so it wasn't anything to write home about. Send some of that stuff over here!!!! I am so jealous. Not that I want to be in the cage but I LOVE the snow.


BEEP! Bite your tongue, some blue sky out, when I left work at 5:30, 60 degrees...and I was in the car....ugh! We are now at the point of having rain/wind/sun.....the green is now turning really green, and almost time for the bike to roll! It is about time. So if anyone wants to ship snow out, send it BEEP's way up north, leave SW WA alone please, lol.

(Heard Chicago is supposed to get between 2-10 inches in the next 24 hours.....amazing!)

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Re: Warm weather

Postby BigDee » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:03 am

I hate to be a party-pooper (not really!) but I put on 100+ miles this afternoon just because it was so nice! I think it was about 63 or so and mostly sunny but the wind was kinda gusty. Took a ride up into the mountains just to blow the cobwebs out and found that my cut-off road back home was still snow-covered. Not riding in that! So I just turned around and headed back down the hill. I love pickin' bugs outa my teeth! :D
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Re: Warm weather

Postby bustedwing » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:58 am

-12wind chill, roads icy where they melted yesterday. What a mess. At least this will slow down the melt and lower the chance of flood. That's ok, I haven't picked up the water pump I need yet.
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Re: Warm weather

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:49 pm

I seriously feel like I just crawled out of a hole,,, This winter has been a real pain.. Damn near depressed me... Happy days are ahead... :D

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Re: Warm weather

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:16 pm

Holy crap, Littlebeaver is alive!!!! Welcome back brother 8-)
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Re: Warm weather

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:26 pm

Haa haaa Started the bike and I was so happy to take it out for a spin,,, gorgeous day a few days ago and the bike seemed so happy to start up and go.... It just seemed to wanta go man... :lol:

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Re: Warm weather

Postby BigDee » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:34 am

littlebeaver wrote:the bike seemed so happy to start up and go.... It just seemed to wanta go man... :lol:

Sure understand that, Beav. Tomorrow I start using my bike to commute to work. It's only about 18 miles each way. When I head home on the interstate it's hard to make that last exit instead of keeping on riding! :roll: Not that I like the interstate, but the wind in my face just makes it feel so nice!
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Re: Warm weather

Postby offcenter » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Tuesday afternoon it was over 60 degrees here, so I took the little Honda 90 out
for a 25 mile ride.
This morning, a little more than 24 hours later, the temperature was 14 degrees
and wind was HOWLING!! Holy crap! What a change! :o
It's now 7 pm and wind is still howling out there.
This is ridiculous!
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Re: Warm weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:01 pm

last Sunday was great, i took my bike on the dragon's tail........72 degrees, clear skies and hardly any traffic. was a great ride........for those of you that don't know about "the dragon's tail" you can go here to see what its all about.............www.tailofthedragon.com....if you do a bing search on it, click on "images" to pull up a road map and you'll see what its all about. its 318 curves on 11 miles of road. this road stretches from tn129 in Tennessee to the north Carolina border. its got "S" turns, hair pin turns, max speed limit is only 30mph the entire length. some turns you cant go faster than 3mph, but there are some idiots on crotch rockets that do them at a much faster speed. some make it, some don't. it has killed many a rider over the past several years. in my avatar photo i have now posted, you can see me on one of the many turns on this road. my photo was taken by one of the photographers that sit on the side of the road and take pics of all the traffic that goes by.

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Re: Warm weather

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:05 am

offcenter wrote:Tuesday afternoon it was over 60 degrees here, so I took the little Honda 90 out
for a 25 mile ride.
This morning, a little more than 24 hours later, the temperature was 14 degrees
and wind was HOWLING!! Holy crap! What a change! :o
It's now 7 pm and wind is still howling out there.
This is ridiculous!


Yep. Here, Tuesday was 55 degrees, sunny and gorgeous. Wednesday was a howling blizzard, 12 degrees. Thursday was clear and 10 degrees. Today the forecast is sunny and 60 degrees. Crazy weather!

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Re: Warm weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:11 am

crazy weather is right, here, right now its only 38 degrees, with the high expected to be around 63. its still riding weather as far as im concerned. as long as the temp is above 45 and theres no snow or ice on the ground, im out there :D.

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Re: Warm weather

Postby Mag » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:22 pm

Getting the bike prepped on Sunday.....spring hits next week, I can not wait any longer ;)

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Re: Warm weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:21 am

atta girl, take your time, don't miss anything and have nothing but fun times on the machine.

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Re: Warm weather

Postby shadontt » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:22 am

I feel for you guys up north, I hate to see my machine just sitting in the garage too. Of course we have more riding days down here in NW Florida and lately it's been pretty nice. You will see bikes out on the road every weekend unless it's just storming too much. Pack your bags and trailer down! Lot's of rides starting up with the spring season just around the corner. Stay warm, dry and right side up!

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Re: Warm weather

Postby themainviking » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:59 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:last Sunday was great, i took my bike on the dragon's tail........72 degrees, clear skies and hardly any traffic. was a great ride........for those of you that don't know about "the dragon's tail" you can go here to see what its all about.............www.tailofthedragon.com....


Yep - great road to ride. 318 curves in 11 miles. Tennessee has another great ride too (well lots more than that but I am only going to mention one) The devils triangle. It is like the tail of the dragon, only four times as long. 44 miles of twisties. Some as tight as on the tail, some not, but a nice way to spend an hour. :mrgreen:
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Re: Warm weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:05 am

oh really? :o i didn't know there was another roadway like the dragon. can you send me a link to it so i can map it out?

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Re: Warm weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:37 am

hey viking, i did some research on that "devils triangle" you told me about......beings as i've only done the dragon twice now, i don't think i have the expertise to take on that type of a road just yet, especially with all its switchbacks and uphill grades. maybe after i get a few more times on the dragon under my belt will i try to take on the triangle, but its a very interesting roadway. i looked at some of the pics of it, and im a little leery about it with all its problems like coal dust and water on the road, cracks and ruts in the middle of some of the turns, not to happy about those. im still checking into the other roads IE:moonshiners, and the other one. i'll keep ya posted as to which one im gonna try next.

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Re: Warm weather

Postby yamaha96 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:49 am

my friend Larry, and myself rode the Dragon and Moonshine 28, and also the Parkway, and the Devil's Triangle , of all the roads the Triangle was the most fun, we did this in 2012 trip, we had to ride the Dragon in the rain a little shakey , but the main thing just take your time and enjoy the beautiful mountains, i love to go back and do it again, your Va. friend ,Mike.




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