Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern Colorado, CO, USA
Tate, Mavin and Me are all still enjoying the great life in God's County. Been riding to work at 20 to 19 F as tat's what the temps have been down to. My only problem has been my glasses fogging up inside my shield. The bike will rev a bit on start up. I keep the bike on a battery tender in the unheated garage. No problems with the transmission shifting.
Tate, the goop the road crews put down is magnesium chloride. I'm sure what you hear is the brand name being sold to the hiway department. Mag Chloride is available in either liquid concentrate or granules. Best application is in liquid *before* ice/snow accumulation as a preventative. Granules will be used to add traction on surfaces all ready ice covered and to melt the ice. Warnin, mag chloride or as I prefer, goop on dry pavement will make the road surface slightly slick. Somewhat comparable to rain covered paved surfaces. When riding the bike on goop treated surfaces, caution is advised regarding hard acceleration, braking, and cornering.
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