Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Glastonbury , CT, USA
Here are a few more, you say this is all new to you. Face shield up before stopping at lights, slow starts and turns at intersections, easy on the power, pull in the clutch when crossing ice patches in the parking lot, no braking when turning on to unknown surface conditions. Take the cage on any new route for a road condition check, any springs that now flow on to the road surface when the ground starts to freeze up, where is sand or mud tracked on to the road. Any car wash water dripping where cars leave the driveway. Cages do not expect to see a cycle, use extra caution when in drivers blind spot. Does the town spread sand. If so just stay in the car tracks at intersections. I've only ridden in wet snow falling on warm roads at the beginning of a fall storm. I ride for fun only, not early morning commuting, over the winter. Frost is a concern until the sun goes to work. Don't you have lake effect moisture to content with? I think you will just pick and choose your days, based on the conditions, and distance you have to travel.
A few on this site have reported slow speed falls, from the rear of the bike sliding out, in turns, on a familiar route where some water, oil, ice melting chemical droppings, etc., (sand), caught them by surprise. Have fun, when your co-workers say, You rode your bike today, you must be frozen!!!
"The idea is to die young as late as possible"
Barney Rubble (rider); Wilma Flintstone (pillion).
2000LTC CHAMPAGNE, Most prominent color at early CCR's