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post #1 of 25 Old 02-27-2019, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Post your first ride, please!

It's snowy and cold today, but the days are getting longer and March is around the corner. Somebody will be riding soon and I'd love a post about it as I'm unusually anxious to start my riding season and it would feel good to live vicariously through you. My bike is buried a bit so it won't come out until April, I think.

Seriously, it would brighten my day to see a pic of a V-Strom riding somewhere (especially in Onrario).

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So far I had a chance to ride few times in December, couple of days in January and couple in February as well. Perhaps all together 1000 km so far.
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Between commuting and riding for fun, I have just shy of 3K miles since November.
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Can't ride here till march 16th.

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Between commuting and riding for fun, I have just shy of 3K miles since November.
You are the man. I LOVE that photo. On another note, I wish the 2014s we're available in yellow - it looks great.

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Can't ride here till march 16th.
is that a provincial rule or is it because you don't have insurance?

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Can't ride here till march 16th.
is that a provincial rule or is it because you don't have insurance?

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The forecast here is for sun and semi-tolerable temps over the weekend and into next week; 5-7 deg C. I plan to be out and doing some noodling around, though I'll likely avoid any speed-induced wind chill and stay to leisurely riding. But I am getting seriously itchy feet (wheels) to get out and ride. Maybe I'll take a pic by some charming view, and smile and pretend its actually warm....

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is that a provincial rule or is it because you don't have insurance?
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Ils sont bizzare, les Quebecois.... Or, it makes sense given the probable weather and road conditions. I have an friend in Toronto, from the modern Vespa group, who has no car but rides and commutes all year round if possible. He and his wife also go to their cabin, somewhere 'up there' on their big scoot. So, it is possible to be riding in the winter season, but I don't find temps below 5 deg C very appealing.

BTW, the avatar is strangely compelling, though still strange....

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