Off-Season Rides

Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
  • Sponsored Links
User avatar
Posts: 493
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:40 am
Location: Arlington, Texas
Motorcycle: '84 STD 1200
2002 VTX1800
2007 Shadow 750
69 BSA Bitsa
2004 Virago
VW Trike

Off-Season Rides

Postby tom84std » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:56 am

The wife and I took a nice ride the other day. We stopped at our post office and I waited with the bikes while she went inside. A fellow came out and was parked next to me. He said he was very surprised how we could ride motorcycles on the 12th of December. Yes, I guess it's a little unusual. He could have been a northern transplant. Folks in Florida probably take it for granted but our friends in Milwaukee probably don't have the opportunity. North Texas absolutely gets it's share of impossible riding weather but there isn't really much of the year where motorcycles are actually stored away for more than a few days at a time. We get out blasts of northern air and a little frozen precipitation but it's usually short-lived and gone in a few days. Who here actually stores them in a semi permanent state?

User avatar
Posts: 3048
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:35 am
Location: Oklahoma City
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
1993 gl1500
2004 NRX1800 Rune

Re: Off-Season Rides

Postby dingdong » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:53 am

Similar weather here in OKC. I never really store either bike.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

User avatar
Posts: 2686
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: Off-Season Rides

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:56 am

I lived in Socorro NM for three years and rode pretty much every day.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey


User avatar
Posts: 918
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:53 am
Location: Courtland, Va.
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Interstate
1981 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Off-Season Rides

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:34 pm

I would hate walking past my (unrideable) motorcycle every day on my way to drive my 4-wd truck into work every day in the winter... thank goodness I live in a place where riding 12 months out of the year is at least possible... we have a few days of ice and snow every year, but normally I'm back riding again inside of 5 days... last year was an odd one with almost 3 weeks of unrideable weather... I"m hoping for more warm days this year...
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

User avatar
Posts: 112
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:56 pm
Location: pasadena,,MD
Motorcycle: 95 aspy

Re: Off-Season Rides

Postby rooferx » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:01 pm

I generally can get out on the weekends so if at least in the 40s no salt on roads ll get out..

User avatar
Posts: 2001
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:17 am
Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: Off-Season Rides

Postby redial » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:38 am

Of course, we who live in the Lucky Country, have few problems with our weather being nasty. In some cities they even say: "If you dont like the weather, wait an hour and the season will change!"

As I write this, it is 25C (about 78F), and a perfect day for riding. But I have a report to write, so I am inside - it always seems to happen that way. ;)
Len in Kapunda

The world is not going to finish today, as it is already tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand, and other islands of foreign nations such as Guam and Samoa.

User avatar
Posts: 496
Joined: Sun May 27, 2012 1:57 pm
Location: Dunnellon, Florida
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1998 GL1500 SE Totaled
1984 VT500C
1967 CB550-4

Re: Off-Season Rides

Postby seelyark1 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:24 am

62 degrees at just after 1 AM. Bike is almost back together, and I still can't ride. Slow but sure starting to walk. Usually can ride year round here in Fla. I too hate not being able to ride!
Ride safe, and smart. Asphalt is like #1 grit sandpaper. Dave

User avatar
Posts: 540
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Driffield, the East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Motorcycle: 1978 Triumph Tiger TR7 (sold)
2000 Honda GL1500 SE
1985 MZ ETZ250 (a cold war special).

Re: Off-Season Rides

Postby brettchallenger » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:24 am

Most of England is ok for riding throughout the winter, although it tends to be a bit miserable and wet. Today, the 18th December, the temp outside is 55f but that is unusually mild. The big enemy of bikes is the road salt which is put down to prevent ice formation, and the subsequent rot that follows.

Never trust a nation whose armed forces goose-step

Return to “Goldwing Chat”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Fr33d0mF1ght3r, Google Adsense [Bot], topgun and 9 guests