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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?

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Re: Off-Season Rides

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

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

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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.
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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...
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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..

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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. ;)
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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!
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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.

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