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post #1 of 16 Old Oct 13th, 2005, 4:16 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy Pre End of riding season depression

I love riding my LT. Every year I dread the day I have to put her away until Spring. I know the riding days left are getting fewer. I am experienceing pre end of season depression. I envy you guys in the warmer, year 'round rinding climes!

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post #2 of 16 Old Oct 13th, 2005, 4:46 pm
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I see your MN state code .. Yup I would agree, your seasons about done.

We suffer another kind of depression though ... When we HAVE to STOP riding and catch up with all the chores we kept pushing aside all summer.

No sooner than we are fairly guilt free come late fall, the rains fly, snow too.
You sneak in a ride when you can during winter, but ALL the killer roads on in the high country under 15 feet of white stuff ... Now the Southern california guys ... They fair a LOT better.

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Riding season? What's a riding season???
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Riding season? What's a riding season???
January 1 to December 31. Never ride during "The Off Season".........

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We are just about done...but this week is going to be great! Minnesota is short but fun now starts the ATV season. Bike Boat ATV
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In Seattle the 4 seasons are Leather,T-shirt, Sweat shirt and Gortex. Were just transitioning into Gortex now. RIDE HARD AND GET WET!
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Hello to all you guys in America.
I'm in Queensland Australia.
I started riding around 4 years ago, my bike is my only form of transport so I ride every day. The first year of riding I didn't even get rained on. Had to put the wet weather gear on probably around 30 times in four years.
But it's not all good news. Our average winter temp is around 25 and average Summer temp is 32 "thats Celsius"
Ya gotta love that!! Sorry

I Pick up my fist K1200LT on Monday. Can't wait!!

Catch ya later Nick.

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you can tell how excited he is, can't spell properly.
Although.... it is about beer-o-clock on a Friday night here :-)
a sleepless weekend ahead, Nick....

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Hey Jim, I too am experiencing the same mental state: I live in Bloomington, MN. Getting bad now since I'll even take a ride if I have 15 minutes free. Pretty sad.

See ya in therapy!

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Living in El Paso...I can't relate to your pain. We're blessed with about 350 good riding days a year. BUT...my bike has been on the home rack for about a month with several weeks to go (lots of little fixes and PMs). Just now we have moved into the sweet spot of the year for riding around here. So I am bummed about being "caged" up. Waiting for shocks...cables...and fork seals to button her up.


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Is that better Chris
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Hey Jim,
I share Your feelings. Here in Finland we have maybe 1 more week riding season left. Then starts again earliest 1st of April. Well, plenty of time to install hid, side bag running lights, cb, pmr, oil chance, new tires, etc. etc. And waxing, waxing, waxing. I put around 4-5 layers of wax during winter, don´t have the time to wax during the riding season

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I can't imagine your pain. I get jumpy if I have to skip a day riding. Having a season? No way I could stand that.

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Cool Riding Season?

Ok, I'm crazy, but not stupid. I can take wet once a day, so if it's raining in the AM , my wife drives me to work in the cage. If it's dry (and rain is forecast ) I ride my trike and take the rain gear in case it's raining when I start home. That, I don't mind.

Since we get so much snow here and the temp is so changeable, the roads are pretty much cleared and a trike has no problems on snow even. Just have to wash it more frequently (to remove the gunk.)

Actually, with all the heated gear and the fact that I only live about 4 miles from my office , I plan on riding every day I'm able (and isn't raining in the AM ).

P.S. Just like Norah Jone's song, I always take the long way home (both ways, to and from work to extend the ride. )

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Jim, Isn't it supposed to be in the 70's on Tuesday?

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I've never riden with just a t-shirt here; it just doesn't get that hot. The Airflow jacket is good for our "hot" days. The ocean breeze and surf city fog take care of that, eh? Do ride quite often now that it costs so much to fill up Vanagon. Also, our traffic can be fairly bad for such a small town. The thinking being that if we widen the roads more people will come! So, yeah, i ride more often than not, even on the occasional rainy day (our rainy winter days are fairly light weight).
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