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post #1 of 100 Old Feb 2nd, 2007, 2:08 pm Thread Starter
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Last time you rode your bike??

I don't do salt - don't mind ice, snow or whatever, but can't abide the amount of salt that they put on our local village roads - I wanna ride (or even drive), but I haven't been on the LT since Novewmber - I'm getting withdrawl symptons.

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My last ride was

on Wednesday and very nice it was to ;-) My new HID light was very good - even if the light reflected back of number plates etc was distracting - but good. If the sun stays out over the weekend I may go out again.

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on Wednesday and very nice it was to ;-) My new HID light was very good - even if the light reflected back of number plates etc was distracting - but good. If the sun stays out over the weekend I may go out again.
Hi Graham, don't you get salt spread EVERY DAY around the Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond

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I also rode in late November the last time. We actually had full winter for two weeks before that but then the greenhouse effect hit. I dug the bike out from winter storage and made one 250 km business trip on a very dark and quite rainy day. To be honest, it was not fun. Thanks to my four HIDs + four Hella halogens I had plenty of light when there was no oncoming traffic. But the glare of the lights of the oncoming cages on my wet helmet visor was really bad. I was relieved to get home safely...

Still about two months to go for the next ride

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...but I haven't been on the LT since Novewmber - I'm getting withdrawl symptons.
Damn! I feel your pain! But to answer the question: I rode the LT this morning to work. Crisp 50F and since I left home after 8am the morning rush had already subsided (at least according to Houston standards)
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. . . . but then the greenhouse effect hit. . . . .
We've got greenhouse effect here, big time - only 2 (TWO) days of frost since November, yet we still get salt spread every night (even more at weekends):con fused:

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Yesterday - for about 2 hours - sunny & about 64 degrees....it had been only 9 days and I was gettin' itchy - can't imagine 2+ months!!

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Today

A little rain in the morning, low 70's and back this afternoon, more rain and mid 70's. Really a beautiful day........ Got my fix!

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Gritters

I have seen the gritters out maybe twice since November - and there has been so much rain that any salt has been washed away ;-)) There has been very little rain for the last week and the temp has been above freezing - all very strange for this time of year.

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holy shnikes you guys - 30's, 40's, 70's??? I'd kill to go for a ride since I returned from my 2 month work trip, but a combination of salt, ice, and single digit temps the past week kept the LT in the heated garage. it's 4F degrees out today. highs of 1F predicted for Sunday

last time I went was 2 months ago before the work trip. decent 30-40s in early December and no snow yet.
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Hey Woolly,

I'm not far from you in Stanley and been out a few times, as long as the temp is above 6 I'll give it a try. I was most surprised on 14th January, Devils Bridge was packed almost like a summers day.

Just make sure you allow plenty of time to give her a good wash and hose down when you get back.

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Hey Woolly,

I'm not far from you in Stanley and been out a few times, as long as the temp is above 6 I'll give it a try. I was most surprised on 14th January, Devils Bridge was packed almost like a summers day.

Just make sure you allow plenty of time to give her a good wash and hose down when you get back.

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Hi Allan, within an 8 mile radius of where I live, the roads are just covered in black, slippy filth - if I go to Stockton or Darlington, they are mostly clean and dry. Can't wait for a couple of weeks, to get out again. Shall have to meet up for a ride out, also with the guys from York, - are you doing the Boundry 500 ?

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Rode it to work this morning, 25 degrees Fahrenheit...love the Gerbings heated jacket liner, didn't use the heated gloves but the heated grips are great...just kept an eye out for any frost on residential street...major roads clear...weather was/is 'severe clear' !!!!!...been that way for about four days in the Seattle area...unusual this time of year but that's about to change!

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Really feel bad about those who are weather bound for months at a time. The sunny south has not been that way for about two weeks now and it is driving me nuts.

That big ole beauty in the garage and me either sick from a cold, raining like the devil or just too cold. The last two weeks have been just one or the other......
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I have another bike for riding in the snow, so it's not big deal. If I dump it multiple times, I don't care. Plus I plow with my quad and had no idea, how fast I went till our resident drag racer, told me "man you really fly on that thing"
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It's been about two weeks (if I can count correctly). I'm already shaking from withdrawl...

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Ride to work every day. Last ride will be on my way home this afternoon, then I have my kids so no ride until Monday morning. It is supposed to be around 80 F this weekend in SOCAL.

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Does tomorrow count?? I got to teach AARP driver class, so I am taking the LT.
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To long

Bike has been secure at front of garage since November, did the annual swap of the snow blower and bike. Have had to much ice this year and currently the mercury is reading -4. They say wind chill -25, a bit of a north breeze. We are to get to -15 to -20 for a low tonight. Next forcast high for above 0 looks like Tuesday or Wedneday. I love to ride but the time off makes me appreciate it even more when it is 100+ degrees.

I may be a wimp, but up here when the ground drops below freezing the bike and the snow blower change places.

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Well, it had been two weeks since I rode last, but I rode it home from the shop Thursday afternoon. It was in for a reverse gear sensor replacement -- the reverse gear start-and-stop routine like so many have had.

22 degrees; roads were bone dry all the way home but covered in salt and salt dust. Everything was fine until I got to the downhill-gravel-with-packed-snow-and-ice driveway to the garage. 1st gear, engine braking, minimal rear brake. I uttered an audible "whew!" as I pulled into the garage.

Still, it felt GREAT to be on the LT. Looking forward to spring more than ever!

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took a great ride today, san diego east to hwy S2 in the desert, meandered thru the desert then up to julian, great little town to stop for lunch...freezing cold (about 50 degrees) so i pulled out the heated liners.....!!!

then dropped down the mtn back to san diego, about 65 degrees or so.....great ride and well known to those in so cal.......about 165 miles...

supposed to be a bit over 80 degrees this weekend just east of san diego, so will be another great weekend of riding...


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Tomorrow morning and the temp is going to be about 23 deg. Enough of the ice has melted so to #*+^%# with the salt. It will wash off. Don
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Seems like it`s georgeous the whole work week. Been in the 80`s all week here in SWFL. Then the weekend gets here along with the cold front and wind and rain. Haven`t ridden the LT in a week. It`s in the shop getting a clutch put in. I miss it so much. I`m forced to ride the Harley this weekend. How ever once again the forcast is 60`s and rain.
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I haven't ridden by bike since October 27th. We got a dump of snow on the 28th and it has been on the ground ever since. Today it is about -15 F and there is 2 feet of snow on the ground. This has been a very long winter. I admire you guys who can ride 12 months a year. Ron
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Two days ago. It's been crystal clear & 50ish every afternoon this week. (we just tell the Californians it rains all the time up here)
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s-s-s-s-s-s-seven weeks and counting.

This is the first winter in 9 that I haven't been able to ride in Denver.

Damned Snow!!

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Today and everyday to work and back. 114 mile round trip, rain or shine, 12 months a year.
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Tuesday morning, 34 degrees, blue skies when I started from Olympia. 40 degrees when I arrived in Bellevue 2 hours later. 54 when I returned home at 3 pm. Felt great!!!
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Almost three weeks since the beast has been out! That is some sort of record since I moved to NM. Normally there will be a day or two now and then when I can't ride, but lately there have been a series of snow storms, and the ice just hasn't gone away in the shady areas. Hopefully this weekend...

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Let's see. That would have been Thursday morning (2/1/07) Left work at midnight, it was 33 degrees. By the time I got home at 0200, it was down to 22 or so. It was colder Tuesday though. 23 when I left work. 17 when I got home.
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Today and everyday to work and back. 114 mile round trip, rain or shine, 12 months a year.
If you didn't get to ride the bike I would say dump the job.
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Haven't ridden since Jan 1, great weather then highs around 60, now 4" of snow and curret temp. is 2 above and getting colder calling for highs around 7 and lows around -5. Ahhhhh spring is just around the corner.

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Thursday.

Not looking good for this weekend though. Since the storms/ tornado's Friday, the weather has been pretty crappy with rain and cool temps.

Plus the Superbowl, having a small get together

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I don't do salt - don't mind ice, snow or whatever, but can't abide the amount of salt that they put on our local village roads - I wanna ride (or even drive), but I haven't been on the LT since Novewmber - I'm getting withdrawl symptons.
last night on the way home from Fl 29 degrees was the worse coming in though

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Today with temps at 38 degrees max 32 min. Wished I hadn't though. One road turned into gravel/slurry and it was wet. When I got home it looked like I had ridden in concrete. Had to wash the beast and the run off kept freezing on the driveway - Brrrrr. Glad that is over.

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Yesterday. Anniversary of sorts, one year retired. Three day trip, Thursday up to Tamworth to visit an old friend. About 250 Kms. Friday up early to ride through Ebor and Dorigo, Bellingen, and down the coast to Wauchope, About 425 Kms. Saturday early rise from the Timber Town motel and on to Longflat for coffee. Just enough to warm the rubber. Then on up the Oxley Highway to Walcha on a gin clear day, sun behind us and no traffic. If any one comes to Australia and can only do one ride, that's the one and those times are best. Breaky in Walcha and down Thunderbolts Way to Dungog and home. 451 Kms and boy it's hard to stop smiling. We sure are going to miss these roads. Oh, average temps from 18 C to 36 C. Airflow suits rock, with a fuzzy jacket underneath below 20 C. Cheers

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I live in central Nevada and just got back from a 2 day trip last night. Went south through Death Valley to Las Vegas. Spent the night and came back the next day. Temps ranged from 40-70 during the day. I got home later than expected last night and temps were bouncing around from 30-37. Gotta love the heated vest. The seat heater worked great as well as the grip heaters, although my thumbs have a tendency to get cold.

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Originally Posted by jzeiler
Today with temps at 38 degrees max 32 min. Wished I hadn't though. One road turned into gravel/slurry and it was wet. When I got home it looked like I had ridden in concrete. Had to wash the beast and the run off kept freezing on the driveway - Brrrrr. Glad that is over.

it is 26 here today, the one good thing about my location is I'm only a short distance to major roads so they clear those quickly, i have now realized though a steep drive is a real bad idea!



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