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I know, jump on the bike and GO RIDING!:D Weather here in central Indiana was beautiful over the weekend. Ended up riding about 110 miles on Saturday and Sunday. Pretty much the end of it for awhile here, rain/sleet/snow forecast starting mid week. It was nice over the weekend though, stopped to take a break and grab some lunch.
 

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Squeezing in the last rides before the winter comes. You never know which ride will be your last. What kind of Harley are you riding there? It is a Harley right?
 

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Squeezing in the last rides before the winter comes. You never know which ride will be your last. What kind of Harley are you riding there? It is a Harley right?
I squeeze in a ride any time I can. I rode during December/January/February last year. Always seem to be 40-50* days that pop up somewhere. They weren't long rides, maybe an hour or so.

No it isn't a Harley, it's an '09 Honda Rebel.
 

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We're supposed to get "hit" on Thursday. Starting with some rain, changing over to sleet and then all snow thru Friday. Then cold... Highs in the low/mid 20* range. Supposed to hit 60* tomorrow, but rain. I drained the carb and covered her up in the garage, we're not going anywhere for awhile.:(
 

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If there is any chance of ice or snow on the roads I do not go out riding. That time of year sand/salt is something to look out for too.

Years ago I left my apartment and rode to work (21 miles, all Interstate) in a temperature of 19*. When I got to work I was so cold I could not even get off the bike. Lucky for me I could park next to the window of the print shop I worked at, and a buddy helped me inside. Probably one of the stupidest things I ever did in my life. It's a wonder I didn't die from hypothermia.
 

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Oh God no... Mine is all snug in the garage.:D Next week highs are supposed to be in the upper teens, and lows around 5*.:( Sleep tight little Honda...:D
I wish I could say the same the temperatures just keep dropping. Its getting so cold I would suffer from hypothermia like what you went though. I just can't handle the cold like I use to.

I have mine all tucked away and trickle charging.
 

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I managed to get out riding on Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th. Friday it was in the mid 40's, and Saturday it made it up into the low-mid 50's. Not bad for late December here in Indiana. The 4" of rain we got a week or so ago washed all the salt/sand off the roads.

Ended up putting 116 miles on the bike and enjoyed the **** out of it. On Friday I got ALOT of WTF looks from other drivers.:D Saturday it appears alot of riders felt the same way I did, it's now or never for awhile. Quite a few riders out. Now the bikes back in the garage, tank filled back up with stabilized gas, drained the carb bowel and covered back up.:(

Now just waiting for a warm day in January...
 

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Me and the wife got out Christmas Day around noon. Quick ride to go find batteries "Santa" forgot to leave. I think the wife just wanted to try out her new modular full face helmet too.


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