Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Rio Rancho, NMUSA
Here in N.Texas you can ride just about year round. Just watch out for ice.
The LT is much better in cool/cold weather than the KTM is due to the tupperware protection. The coldest I have ridden the KTM so far..only had it 2 months now...is 38 degrees and that was pretty chilly. I think the LT might get more attention for the next few months. I've ridden long miles at 20 degrees and stayed warm thanks to the Widder vest.
Way back in a previous lifetime, when I had a Kawasaki 250 Enduro, I used to really pray for snow, the more the better. Lived in Stillwater, Okla at the time. I worked at a Buick dealer that had a big field with hills and gullies and great Enduro riding. When it snowed many of the employees would line up at the windows and watch me ride the hills. If you've never tried hill climbing in snow you have missed some fun....at least until the knobbies get hard packed and you lose all traction. Then it can get comical...at least for those watching. Of course I was in my 20's at the time.
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