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wally
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Riding Weather

Postby wally » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:53 pm



56 degrees, dry roads, the Sun is shining, I got my first ride of the season today! Feels so good!



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Re: Riding Weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:04 pm

I know that must have been nice. we've had a few nice riding days here as well. this coming Monday, im taking mine for a nice 147 mile ride each way to the veterans hospital for a post op check of my eye surgery. supposed to be in the upper 60's to around 70*.

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Re: Riding Weather

Postby redial » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:40 pm

I feel sorry for you part-time riders, why not come south and avoid the hassle of snow, ice, and salt. It is so much more reasonable here, it is a very pleasant 29.9C (about 84F) here at midday. Think I will go and check out the great country smells :twisted: .
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Re: Riding Weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:46 pm

redial wrote:I feel sorry for you part-time riders, why not come south and avoid the hassle of snow, ice, and salt. It is so much more reasonable here, it is a very pleasant 29.9C (about 84F) here at midday. Think I will go and check out the great country smells :twisted: .


now that's MY kind of weather. love the hot weather, (BRING IT ON) riding with no shirt, just my shorts and sneakers, and if im down in Florida, no helmet 8-).

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Re: Riding Weather

Postby redial » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:01 pm

Not I, said the fly! ATGATT for me. I would rather have to stop for an infusion of water, than a transfusion of blood!

Some States/Territories are so strict about helmets, that you can be pinged for riding on your farm/property without a helmet. My ex-policeman brother would ping anyone without a helmet, riding anywhere, and he lived in the tropics and rides as well.

No flip flops, no singlets, but must have a helmet - how else are you going to stop the sunburn/windburn?
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Re: Riding Weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:23 am

redial wrote:Not I, said the fly! ATGATT for me. I would rather have to stop for an infusion of water, than a transfusion of blood!

Some States/Territories are so strict about helmets, that you can be pinged for riding on your farm/property without a helmet. My ex-policeman brother would ping anyone without a helmet, riding anywhere, and he lived in the tropics and rides as well.

No flip flops, no singlets, but must have a helmet - how else are you going to stop the sunburn/windburn?


a lot of sun screen and tanning oil :D.

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Re: Riding Weather

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:53 am

It's almost always riding weather for me. As long as there's no ice on the road or no projection for ice formation, I'll probably ride. Back in about 1985, several of us rode to Virginia Beach, Va. on the same day a hurricane made landfall close by. The weather-liar said we'd have a good day, but I guess no one told the hurricane. I've never been so wet in all my life.

My favorite riding conditions are temps between 55-60 (F) with sunny skies and light wind. Warmer weather makes riding with my preferred clothing a little uncomfortable. I've ridden in all kinds of weather, even while it was snowing out, and always enjoy the ride. I just enjoy it more when it's more temperate out... I like the 1200 when it's cooler or rainy out, and the 1100 when it is warmer due to the length of the front faring, which allows more air to flow to my legs... that flat four makes a lot of heat. I can't imagine how much head a 1500 or 1800 engine makes.
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Re: Riding Weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:01 am

HawkeyeGL1200 wrote:It's almost always riding weather for me. As long as there's no ice on the road or no projection for ice formation, I'll probably ride. Back in about 1985, several of us rode to Virginia Beach, Va. on the same day a hurricane made landfall close by. The weather-liar said we'd have a good day, but I guess no one told the hurricane. I've never been so wet in all my life.

My favorite riding conditions are temps between 55-60 (F) with sunny skies and light wind. Warmer weather makes riding with my preferred clothing a little uncomfortable. I've ridden in all kinds of weather, even while it was snowing out, and always enjoy the ride. I just enjoy it more when it's more temperate out... I like the 1200 when it's cooler or rainy out, and the 1100 when it is warmer due to the length of the front faring, which allows more air to flow to my legs... that flat four makes a lot of heat. I can't imagine how much head a 1500 or 1800 engine makes.


I remember the last time I was down in Florida with my g/w. temp was about 90*, and this 1100 motor was putting out some heat. with the sunburn on my legs it felt like my legs were on fire and it felt worse when I was stopped at a light waiting for it to turn green.

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Re: Riding Weather

Postby rono24 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:07 am

Rode about ten miles the other day got the bike out now will go for a ride after I eat lunch

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Re: Riding Weather

Postby wally » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:38 am

Another good riding day coming on Monday, high 50's possibly 60, riding season has begun! :D

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Re: Riding Weather

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:55 am

supposed to be a nice day here today and tomorrow. temps in the upper 60's to low 70's. time to get the bike out and give her a good wash down then go for a nice ride.

stuart.




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