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post #1 of 20 Old 02-05-2008, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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What the hell is it??

There is something about riding through weather? I mean I've been driving all winter and its kinda cool to ride with the snow and the cold because no one expects it. But really, today it was thunderstorming on my ride home and DAMN if I didn't get home with a HUGE smile on my face. I was cold, my damn firstgear suit leaked (I need to nic wax it), my gloves got saturated, I could not see from the glare of oncoming headlights. GOD IT WAS GREAT!

What the hell is wrong with me?

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post #2 of 20 Old 02-05-2008, 07:41 PM
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There is something about riding through weather? I mean I've been driving all winter and its kinda cool to ride with the snow and the cold because no one expects it. But really, today it was thunderstorming on my ride home and DAMN if I didn't get home with a HUGE smile on my face. I was cold, my damn firstgear suit leaked (I need to nic wax it), my gloves got saturated, I could not see from the glare of oncoming headlights. GOD IT WAS GREAT!

What the hell is wrong with me?

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You're not alone. I've done exactly the same thing myself.

Think of it as the adult version of spashing in puddles.

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Got caught out in the rain sunday, 125 miles from home, 45 degrees wih the Missus on the back.

It wasn't bad until it got dark and the headlight glare off the wet visor and windsheild blinded me.

I managed to pull the visor up a little and peek under when cars approached. She thought I was passing out.
Jeannie was counting the miles home and I was counting the ways to die. The rain gear worked, the boots and gloves failed. We thawed out with some Irish Whiskey and a couple of Double IPA's. Watched the only 10 minutes of the Super Bowl that counted and slept like babies.

Can't wait to do it again.

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Cold will never make me smile but a ride through a minor hurricane did. 60 mph gusts and buckets of rain and its still one of the most memorable rides i've done. I puckered, laughed and screamed my way through it. Insane yet invigorating. Wouldn't have done it, if i didn't have to but now i'm glad i did. Same thing less insulation...J.R.
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Its supposed to be 35 and clear skies Thursday. The rain today has cleared all the snow and ice off the roads...I am sooo tempted to ride to work. If for nothing else than to see the looks on the cagers when they see a biker go past them in Febuary in Michigan when all the ground except the roads are covered in snow....

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There is something about riding through weather? I mean I've been driving all winter and its kinda cool to ride with the snow and the cold because no one expects it. But really, today it was thunderstorming on my ride home and DAMN if I didn't get home with a HUGE smile on my face. I was cold, my damn firstgear suit leaked (I need to nic wax it), my gloves got saturated, I could not see from the glare of oncoming headlights. GOD IT WAS GREAT!

What the hell is wrong with me?

-GW
There is nothing wrong with you. There is something wrong with everybody else.

That Nikwax if fantastic stuff. But the f-ing snow collecting on the visor is a PITA. I have discovered that 35 kmh is about the max speed I can do and still tolerate the impact of snowflakes on my eyeballs.

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All of you have no idea about Graywolf. There IS something wrong with him.

Trust me on this.

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There is something about riding through weather? I mean I've been driving all winter and its kinda cool to ride with the snow and the cold because no one expects it. But really, today it was thunderstorming on my ride home and DAMN if I didn't get home with a HUGE smile on my face. I was cold, my damn firstgear suit leaked (I need to nic wax it), my gloves got saturated, I could not see from the glare of oncoming headlights. GOD IT WAS GREAT!

What the hell is wrong with me?

-GW
I too love adversity,it really does make you stronger. Easy rides are great for two up. But if I'm solo give me a challange. It's the competitive spirit in me and you as well.
Some folks play computer games after first looking for cheat codes. That is not competitive spirit.
I competed in the highland games for 10 years because it was difficult. At the end of the day win or loose there was a great feeling of accomplishment.
So to you my friend I raise my glass,welcome to the fold.
Be safe Mike D.

It just figures, now that I am old and wise enough to stop and smell the roses, I would lose my sense of smell.
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You're not alone. I've done exactly the same thing myself.

Think of it as the adult version of spashing in puddles.

:mrgreen:
Great analogy. Add me to the list. Blinding rain and lightening only make it more fun. I've had to lean completely off the side to keep it upright in the wind. You really feel alive when you're closer to death, for some strange reason. :mrgreen:
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