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post #1 of 7 Old 10-31-2006, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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How far south?

Am considering loading my Wee onto a trailer in February and heading due south from here (manitoba).

As I am unfamiliar with the USA, how far would I have to go before hitting rideable weather?....Kansas perhaps?

Appreciate any info.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-31-2006, 06:56 PM
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Kansas can get some snow in February. It really depends. You may need to drop another state or two... Oklahoma or Texas. Better yet, diagonal down to San Diego.

San Diego in February:
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Am considering loading my Wee onto a trailer in February and heading due south from here (manitoba). As I am unfamiliar with the USA, how far would I have to go before hitting rideable weather?....Kansas perhaps?
Looks like you have to go the southern reaches of Texas to be comfortable:

http://web2.airmail.net/danb1/climate.htm

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I think your perception is blurred by your location. I had a lovely ride last night. It was sunny but the temperature was below 50F. Us GWN guys have a much shorter riding season and I think that makes us a little more tolerant of various riding conditions. Basically, I think many of us would ride, as long as the raods aren't icy (and some may even ride when it is icy).

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I think your perception is blurred by your location. I had a lovely ride last night. It was sunny but the temperature was below 50F. Us GWN guys have a much shorter riding season and I think that makes us a little more tolerant of various riding conditions. Basically, I think many of us would ride, as long as the raods aren't icy (and some may even ride when it is icy).
LOL, I moved here to Texas from Michigan 30 years ago because of my "perception." My internal riding thermometer hasn't changed much since then:

Temp = Comfort Level
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68 - 98 = comfortable
50 - 67 = chilly
40 - 49 = cold
below 40 = seen nut jobs riding on the street.

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As a hardened Canuck, I would have to agree with Heavy's assessment. In February, it is very likely the daily high temp will be around -20ish.

To be able to ride my bike in mid 40-50 temps would be like a spring day.

Come spring here (southern MB), if the temp hits zero (celcius), I am out riding.

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I should add, our intention is to truck down to where it is decent enough to ride. We will then continue on bike further south, probably into Texas.

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