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post #1 of 14 Old 11-17-2014, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Riding in the Cold

This is me out riding this past Saturday, the weather was between 31 and 35 degrees. People in cars was looking at me like I had two heads. It was so much fun. Unless there is snow or wetness on the road, I will be riding my bike. Got to get that seat time in so that I can get better and better.

Forgot to mention....I had on Venture 12V heated gear (jacket, pants and soles) which allowed me to be out in the climate without any issues, the only thing that got a bit cold was my hand after riding 20 miles, but I stopped by my bike shop and had him to order the gloves for me.
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All women look better when they're cold. LOL



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All women look better when they're cold. LOL
Then I wasnt looking good at all because I was warm and toasty.
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We just got 3-4" of snow today. Snowed a few days ago for the first time this season. If I ride in the 30s, it is only the couple miles to town. I prefer 50* to go any distance, but will tolerate 40s. Anywhere near 32* and I don't chance it. Black ice and two wheels are not a good mix.
The good news is that temps in the 50s and 60s is in the forecast for next week, with some rain to wash the salt off the roads. Might get some more riding in since I am unemployed and have all day to do as I please.
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We've had clear weather for a week but it's been in the teens during early morning when I prefer to ride. That's a bit cold for an old timer like me because it takes about an hour just to dress for it. LOL




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This is me out riding this past Saturday, the weather was between 31 and 35 degrees.....
Nice picture LaVerne! How do you keep your bike so nice and shiny? Great maintenance!
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Nice! I'm currently in San Diego so it doesn't get super cold, which means I ride my bike everyday
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Nice! I'm currently in San Diego so it doesn't get super cold, which means I ride my bike everyday
Must be nice... We had two feet + of snow a week or two ago. All gone now, but the roads are white with salt, which means if I did ride, my bike would become a typical NY rustbucket in a few short months.
I am done riding until spring... unless you count riding my daughter's dirtbike... in the snow as I did yesterday.
The good news is that I have a couple Polaris Sportsmans, a Ranger , and an Indy Lite snowmobile to get me through until spring.
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Must be nice... We had two feet + of snow a week or two ago. All gone now, but the roads are white with salt, which means if I did ride, my bike would become a typical NY rustbucket in a few short months.
I am done riding until spring... unless you count riding my daughter's dirtbike... in the snow as I did yesterday.
The good news is that I have a couple Polaris Sportsmans, a Ranger , and an Indy Lite snowmobile to get me through until spring.
I hate salt. Here in WA we just use sand for snow and the only problem is that they recycle it but don't strain it to remove rocks. When reused the rocks are picked up in tire treads and hurled back at traffic. I used to drive the Snoqualmie (I-90) pass twice every weekend during the winter and also had to replace the windshield on the car every spring because of rocks being thrown against the windshield often from vehicles a 1/4 of a mile ahead of me or more.




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I hate salt. Here in WA we just use sand for snow and the only problem is that they recycle it but don't strain it to remove rocks. When reused the rocks are picked up in tire treads and hurled back at traffic. I used to drive the Snoqualmie (I-90) pass twice every weekend during the winter and also had to replace the windshield on the car every spring because of rocks being thrown against the windshield often from vehicles a 1/4 of a mile ahead of me or more.
NY State uses almost straight salt, in addition to brine for pretreatment. The town and county highway departments use more sand in with the salt.
Sounds like they "gravel" the roads in your area instead of sanding them. lol. Reminds me of my Canadian coworkers who all had broken windshields. They must gravel their roads too.
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