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echinus1988
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Post by echinus1988 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:28 am



Just saw this:

I googled my symptoms. Seems I just needed to go for a ride!

Tuesday, 55 degrees, Bike is coming out!



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Post by offcenter » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:55 am

I have the same medical condition here.
But it is UP to 28 degrees here today.
Back down to 16 tonight.
I ain't goin' nowhere.
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Post by themainviking » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:21 pm

-25 with a wind chill of -34 yesterday, -21 with a wind chill of -32 this morning. Three feet of snow on the ground. The bike is buttoned up tight. Enjoy your ride echinus.
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Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:54 pm

38°
Cloudy
Feels Like 31°
H 38° / L 25°
UV Index 0 of 10

looks like I am staying inside today... very gloomy looking out.
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Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:40 pm

Ah crap,

Went riding yesterday on my CX500 Turbo to get new braided lines put on. Short ride up the Blue mountains from Penrith to Katoomba to visit my mechanic. Beautiful sunshine about 24 degess celcius, no breeze - twisty curves - so depressing.
On the way home dropped into my daughters- they were pouring a new slab for my son in laws man cave - see if I can put up a picture - it was a pity I arrived as they were pouring the last 6 cubic metres - good timing I think.

Stayed for a cup of coffee, then rode home down the mountains - weather fine - no breeze - a bit warmer at the bottom of the hill near home..

Really crap day lol







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Post by echinus1988 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:32 pm

I can't go into the mountains since they got slammed but I certainly can get out into the plains. Maybe down south to Colorado Springs to visit the air museum. Either way, unless the weather changes, I am getting out.

Wish I had sold my GL1100 because I really want to find a CX500 or GL650 because I really like those bikes. The turbo would be nice but out of my price range.

Enjoy the ride while you can!

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Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:02 pm

My Turbo has taken a number of years to be ready and legal to ride, so yes I will be enjoying it. The CX's are a great bike - never fashionable and considered ugly by some.. but once you ride them and know their dependability - they grow on you.. The Turbo variant - not a lot of volume available - but I think they are worth the challenge if you can find one half decent.
Here is a link to my rebuild/refurbishment..

https://www.australiancx.asn.au/forum/i ... ic=12363.0


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Post by echinus1988 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:17 pm

They might be ugly to some but I have always liked their look. I'll have to look at the pictures later or tomorrow. I'm at work and can't look at them.

If I found a turbo for the right price I would definitely buy it. I just like the style of the bike.

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Post by tamathumper » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:02 am

echinus1988 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:32 pm
I can't go into the mountains since they got slammed but I certainly can get out into the plains. Maybe down south to Colorado Springs to visit the air museum. Either way, unless the weather changes, I am getting out.
I just picked up a consulting gig for 4-5 months in Denver. What's the riding like Dec-April?
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Post by DenverWinger » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:46 am

It was 60 yesterday, supposed to be 40 and windy today, looking for near 60 again this weekend.

Winters are variable, you can see a week of -20, and turn around next week and see 70 degrees. I remember touring around the city side streets looking at Christmas light displays well after dark on Christmas Day one year wearing just a light jacket, it had hit 75 degrees that day. Then could go three weeks and not get above freezing. 70's in the dead of winter are rare, 60's not uncommon.

In short, plenty of days you can ride Dec-April, but you never know when you will get them.
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Post by echinus1988 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:25 pm

DenverWinger hit it on the head. It's on again, off again riding during those months.

My son and I rode to Colorado Springs on Tuesday to visit an air museum (Missed eating in the KC-97). When we left, we were comfy and warm since it was already 55 outside. Didn't leave the museum until 4:10, just in time to see the sun sneaking down behind the mountains. We could have taken I-25 up but we like scenic and curvy roads. So we took I-25 to Monument, exited to Hwy 105 up to Sedalia. Nice ride but it also goes higher altitude. We went from 48 to 30 very quickly. By the time we got home, my legs looked like a cooked lobster! They were really red! Would I do it again? No doubt about it!

I rode to work on Wednesday. Supposed to be warm again. Nothing in the forecast that I looked at. I left work and it was windy with major gusts. My son informed me that he was getting snow in Aurora, east of Denver. I missed all of it and had a cool but pleasant ride home.

Also, you have to consider they use Mag-Chloride here. You can see it shining on the roads. Since Motorcycles aren't really protected, it is something to consider.

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Post by echinus1988 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:32 pm

Forgot to mention, you'll be next to the mountains but I recommend you staying away from them. Lots of nice rides but I took Mount Evans road one day and was so happy I was in my truck. Snow had melted, run across the street as water, then the temperature dropped. Viola! Instant ice!

Even though the patches were small, they were big enough to put you on the road in a way you wouldn't enjoy. I stick to the plains for my rides. Up into Golden, Out into Aurora, Down to the Springs. Anywhere I won't put myself around snow that can melt.

Just an interesting side note, Palmer Lake on Hwy 105 has a humongous star on the side of a hill. It looks great. I wish I had stopped for a picture. But damn, it was cold!



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