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Post  CutterDuck on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:42 am

Road the bike up to Bass Pro yesterday to get some ammo for an upcoming goose hunt in Missouri. Temp was showing as 39 and not a bad ride at all. However, I did get some crazy looks from alot of people who sit in tree stands when it is 20 and snowing! Imagine that! LOL ok, I've been guilty of sitting in the tree stand too! One guy even ask if I was riding the bike because I had to or just wanted to!
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Post  ESKIMO on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:23 am

plus1 I GET THAT QUESTION ALL OF THE TIME...MY NORMAL REPLY IS "WHY NOT"....OR...."BECAUSE I WANT TO AND I CAN"...OR .. ""ITS NOT RAINING IS IT".....NOW I WILL PURPOSILY RIDE IN THE RAIN FOR A PATRIOT GUARD ESCORT....DRESS WARM......RIDE SAFE...........ESKIMO

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Post  smokey2255 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:14 pm

I know the look, and the unending questions. It's all good. I am riding when it happens and that makes it worth it. It is nothing for me to be out in the teens once the roads have cleared of the moisture, frozen or otherwise. I will also ride in the first snows until it gets old enough for the roads to freeze.

Enjoy the ride

See you out there
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Post  LadyDraco on Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:37 pm

I get them looks all the time too...
If there is NO ice on the roads and my Driveway ..
I'm on my bike...
Oh of course I have gerbings..
The coldest I have ridden in was -6*..
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Post  quadancer on Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:12 pm

20 for me, but no gear. Now I have the first gear suit and Hotfinger mittens, I'll hope to see the singles if it gets down there this winter.
Let 'em look. As long as they SEE us, right?
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Post  CutterDuck on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:41 pm

Gerbins are on my list of "to get" this year. I am just not sure what all I need with the hook ups and all with my bike yet nor do I know if it stays cold long enough around here to bother with them. I can usually ride in the mid 30"s pretty comfortable with just the riding gear I have.
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Post  LadyDraco on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:20 am

If you do any night riding in the fall & early spring .. You will be surprised how much you would use it..
Even in the rain when it's that chilly kind...
Start with the Jacket liner with arms.. And gloves...And you will need a controller...
It will be the BEST investment you do to your bike ... yes

I have gloves that are well over 10 yrs and a liner is too...
Now they have Micro wire.. Mine are all the old wires..

Also the wires are guaranteed for life... And they will repair zippers,riped seams .. for about $45.00
Not to bad. And they will check out the wires to make sure they are still running good and NO shorts...



Carry on...
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Post  coldweatherfreak on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:01 am

winter is the most fun time to ride

sometimes I go out on the lake



or blizzard



or my annual SutpidBowl Sunday Kanc ride



-12F is my coldest ride* to date (*ride = more than 2hrs/100 miles)
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Post  CutterDuck on Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:45 pm

Wow! Now thats a "cool" ride!! Very Happy I don't think Tennessee has seen a snow like that since about 1993. Heck, we can barely get around when it rains! lol!
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Post  coldweatherfreak on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:21 pm

CutterDuck wrote:Wow! Now thats a "cool" ride!! Very Happy I don't think Tennessee has seen a snow like that since about 1993. Heck, we can barely get around when it rains! lol!

ah! blizzard of 93, I remember that, snowing so had I drove right past my driveway and didn't see it, in NH we got 40" my Dad was dring back from AZ, got stranded in MS a couple days when he waited for the snow to melt and the roads to reopen

I get just a many thumbs up as I do crazy looks
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Post  LadyDraco on Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:39 am

Great Shots CWF... thumbup Hey with your bike are you on ADV? I am...

This was me back in 2010... ROFL
I ran out before the storm hit ,We had company for that week and needed to stock up Shrug ...
It was clear when I lef,tBut rode right into it on the way home affraid



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Post  quadancer on Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:56 pm

If I had a dualsport, I would totally get a set of tires and do snow rides! That's as much fun as mud, only cleaner!
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Post  coldweatherfreak on Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:43 am

quadancer wrote:If I had a dualsport, I would totally get a set of tires and do snow rides! That's as much fun as mud, only cleaner!

don't believe for one minute that snow is cleaner than mud,

mud doesn't corrode, eat your wiring harness or brakes, I pity you if there is any other steel or copper. aluminum actually fares well with salt, summertime bug splats are worse

I pay dearly everytime I have my bike serviced with stuck fasteners
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Post  LadyDraco on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:13 am

Ya know my Valk is a 99 ... w/150.813K It has been ON the salt flats @ speed week.. very little corrosion ..
And I ride all winter when I can get down off the mountain.. Heck I haven't washed it yet this winter Shrug

LOL a Valk is far from a dual sport ROFL
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Post  quadancer on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:17 am

Dirt bike tricks. Spray PAM all over it before riding, things like that. Then you can heat your lunch too...
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Post  lj birdman on Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:02 am

i live in fl where you can ride most of the year with minimal winter cloths sunny and i ride to work everyday cheers and even riders think im nuts if i ride when it hits in the 30s cold i leave at 3;15 in morning and love everyminute of it Exclamation coldest i rode was in the teens average is around 35 at night with a few cold ones .ride safe theres cagers out there cus
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