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cold ride

Postby dkorody » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:43 am



i went for a short ride today we only have a couple inches of snow. it was minus 13 celsius or 8 fahrenheit i only went a couple miles i

















































i went for a ride today as we only have a couple inches of snow it was minus 13 celsius. i only went a couple miles
i,am on a farm so it was on gravel now only five or six months to wait for spring. its going to be a long winter



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Re: cold ride

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:56 am

Woke up to snow this morning, I'm thinking it might be time to call it a year. :(

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Re: cold ride

Postby redial » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:22 pm

Woke up on 13Nov14 to a hot morning. Didnt go for a ride, as the forecasters got it wrong. It didnt reach 36C (about 95F), it got to 44C (about 107F). I have found I am better off avoiding the extremes of temperatures, so if one day is not right, then wait for a day and it will be a Goldilocks day. Today is much milder, I can tell by the birds making their happy sounds. (At 0730, it is 21C (about 71F), so it must be a good day!)
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Re: cold ride

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:03 pm

approximately 45 f here this morning... tomorrow will be colder... digging out my cold weather gear tonight
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Re: cold ride

Postby Mag » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:00 pm

28 F this a.m......brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Re: cold ride

Postby waituntilthebeep » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:46 pm

Mag wrote:28 F this a.m......brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Glad to know us Warshin-tonians are looking out at our weather rocks. ;) The last 2 days have been chiiiilly. Wednesday morning was 28, this morning was 26 and it is supposed to be at least that cold for Friday morning. The heated seat, grips and gloves have been great but I think I am going to invest in a heated jacket liner to add to the mix. I'll keep the hot chocolate warm in the vest pocket:grin: Now if only I could get a plug in ski mask to go under my helmet, i'd be just ducky! 'Course, now that I say that, I am going to bet that these are already made and I am just being a wus. My cheeks get cold. The ones on may face... the other ones are downright toasty!

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Re: cold ride

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:55 am

I have one of those polarfleece balclava (I think I spelled it right) thingies that is very thin, but very warm, that I wear under my full face helmet in the winter. It is long enough to tuck into my jacket so that it keeps the cold off my neck too... awesome stuff... but probably won't help as much if you don't wear full-face helmet with it on...
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Re: cold ride

Postby Mag » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:59 am

waituntilthebeep wrote:
Mag wrote:28 F this a.m......brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Glad to know us Warshin-tonians are looking out at our weather rocks. ;) The last 2 days have been chiiiilly. Wednesday morning was 28, this morning was 26 and it is supposed to be at least that cold for Friday morning. The heated seat, grips and gloves have been great but I think I am going to invest in a heated jacket liner to add to the mix. I'll keep the hot chocolate warm in the vest pocket:grin: Now if only I could get a plug in ski mask to go under my helmet, i'd be just ducky! 'Course, now that I say that, I am going to bet that these are already made and I am just being a wus. My cheeks get cold. The ones on may face... the other ones are downright toasty!


I can see it now, you flying down the i-5 and then "POOF!" an explosion and flames.....but you would still be warm, lol. That is a lot of "plug-in"s.

I went golfing yesterday, left the house at 19 degrees, on the course at 8 a.m., frost delay until 9:30, the greens were hard, the fairways were crunchy....I think I am done for the year, lol.

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Re: cold ride

Postby CWJ73 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:20 pm

My family went out of town to visit my sister and her family for Halloween and her birthday. I had planned to have this my last ride of the year, but timing did not work out and I was not able to take my bike... I am very thankful I was not able to as this was what the drive home on Nov 2 looked like...



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Re: cold ride

Postby waituntilthebeep » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:58 pm

Mag wrote:
I can see it now, you flying down the i-5 and then "POOF!" an explosion and flames.....but you would still be warm, lol. That is a lot of "plug-in"s.



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Re: cold ride

Postby Mag » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:02 am

yup...that is it! :lol:

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Re: cold ride

Postby bstig60 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:28 pm

I am debating riding my GW to my son's place for Thanksgiving....... Depends on the weather. Temps are much of a problem, but rain is..... I am in the planning process for a trip to Branson, MO for a company reunion and then on to Florida. I will be leaving NorCal in mid march. Also weather dependent.
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Re: cold ride

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:37 am

For me, it's not the temperature/weather that is the problem - I have gear that will deal with that. The limiting factor for me is ice on the roads, and more importantly, salt on the roads. Either one are a no-go for me.

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Re: cold ride

Postby Mag » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:36 pm

Unfortunately us peeps on the west coast are not so daring, though where I am at, there is standing water about when ever the rain comes, so hydroplaning is a major issue.

So for now, the bike is parked, with a couple of "to-do's" to do. Yup, time to oil change and winterize, yup yup.

(boy am I looking fwd to April or May)

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Re: cold ride

Postby bstig60 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:39 pm

Decided not to ride to my son's place for Thanksgiving. Be a nice trip down, temps in the 60's, but a cold trip back in the rain. Not!!
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Re: cold ride

Postby Mag » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:50 pm

lol.....and there ya go. Where does your son live?

I have a trip planned again to see the parents in May, as long as I do not have to carry anything major, it may just be a cycle ride....rain to the Siskyous and then usually blue sky after.

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Re: cold ride

Postby bstig60 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:47 am

He lives down in Tracy, just a short 140 mile ride.
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Re: cold ride

Postby Mag » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:41 am

That is not bad at all, as long as it does not rain. I was on the 99 between Sacramento and Manteca and that freeway is an absolute mess. I could not believe all the bumps and slight lane changes and such. I guess going down I-5 would be good but that is also boring, but not as many problems.

We have high of 58 today, rain is supposed to slow down today and tomorrow. Portland and below is supposed to be dry, maybe you will get some of that in the next couple of days which would mean "GO FOR A RIDE!"

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Re: cold ride

Postby bstig60 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:17 pm

I most likely will go for a ride, but not on the GW. I will give my Yamaha 750 Seca some exercise while I am at my son's place. CA has some of the worst roads in the country, not to mention some of the worst drivers as well. Considering that we have the highest gas taxes in the country, one would think we would have the greatest roads, but the powers that be are too busy building bike lanes to fix the potholes.


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