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post #1 of 21 Old 12-27-2008, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Anybody sneak a ride today?

Hate to be the one to break the Midwest Forum's month-long silence, but I was just wondering since it was warm (59F) and wet (flood warning) round these parts.

I meant to go 20 miles but got lost and drained a tank.

I think winter'd be almost bearable if we could ride go for a spin once-a-month.

Glad I procrastinated on welding the crack in my magneto cover.

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post #2 of 21 Old 12-28-2008, 08:55 AM
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It was a nice break - but I did wash the bike after - just to get the salt off.
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post #3 of 21 Old 12-28-2008, 09:49 AM
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59F? I'm envious. We got one day above freezing which turned everything into ice. Our barn door to the bikes is frozen to the concrete apron. Glad to hear someone got out.

I think I'll take a nap.
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post #4 of 21 Old 12-28-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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but I did wash the bike after - just to get the salt off.
I probably should have done the same, but it was raining so much and most of the roads I was on had sand instead of salt.

You see any other riders? I didn't. I can only imagine what the cagers thought.


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59F? I'm envious. We got one day above freezing which turned everything into ice. Our barn door to the bikes is frozen to the concrete apron. Glad to hear someone got out.
Wouldn't have caught me calling it a "winter ride." Hang in there rj.

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I got a short ride in yesterday, I had to it was almost 70! Temps dropped back down to 30's overnight with today's high in the 40's. The sun is out so I'm going again today.

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Hate to be the one to break the Midwest Forum's month-long silence, but I was just wondering since it was warm (59F) and wet (flood warning) round these parts.

I meant to go 20 miles but got lost and drained a tank.

I think winter'd be almost bearable if we could ride go for a spin once-a-month.

Glad I procrastinated on welding the crack in my magneto cover.
Ahhh your killing me. I soo want to get out but the roads just aint having it around the lakeshore. Its either been rain or wind the last few days.

I did get a ride in on the Pumpkin a few weeks ago so that helped.....But I am already starting to go stir crazy.



Maybe Ill get out this week yet.
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The kids are here for the holidays but they were occupied for a while so I did my 35 mile loop down to Bridgeport. Temps were in the high 40's so I got a chance to test my new heated jacket liner. MMM.. toasty!
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going riding on Monday

40 and sunny for the 29th. At least one of my bikes will be out for a spin. I have not been out riding since the weekend of Thanksgiving due to snow and ice.
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Err...yeah. Did manage a nice 6 hour ride here in NC. Took the Blue Ridge Parkway and circled back on some nice twisties. Beautiful combo of blue skys and fog. Temps 45-65.
Being from upstate NY, I can fully understand the joy of a December ride like this.
Bring the spring!
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I got a short ride in yesterday, I had to it was almost 70! Temps dropped back down to 30's overnight with today's high in the 40's. The sun is out so I'm going again today.
Y'know, even though you're from what us northerners would consider "a warm state" I'm willing to grant you the honor and distinction of having taken a "sneak ride" because a.) were surprised as hell it was 70, b.) your temps dropped back down to the 30's overnight, and c.) you're riding in the 40's today. Mother Nature turned her back a little, and you took advantage of the old gal. Congrats.

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Ahhh your killing me. I soo want to get out but the roads just aint having it around the lakeshore. Its either been rain or wind the last few days.

I did get a ride in on the Pumpkin a few weeks ago so that helped.....But I am already starting to go stir crazy.

Maybe Ill get out this week yet.
Hey YZ, haven't heard from you in a while. You do any riding this summer?

I think you might have missed yer window, man! Felt like I was getting away wit merder when I was out riding on Saturday! Shoulda' been there. Shoulda' been there (except when I almost blew through a stop sign on account of the fog. You wouldn't have wanted to be there then.)

Far as I can see, if you go riding this week you'd be entering the "extreme despiration ride" category, but if y'do it let me know after you get back!

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The kids are here for the holidays but they were occupied for a while so I did my 35 mile loop down to Bridgeport. Temps were in the high 40's so I got a chance to test my new heated jacket liner. MMM.. toasty!
Well done seppel. Pretty pleased with yourself weren't ya? Kind of reminds me of that "money stolen is better than money earned" saying from that pool movie with Paul Newman.

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40 and sunny for the 29th. At least one of my bikes will be out for a spin. I have not been out riding since the weekend of Thanksgiving due to snow and ice.
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Err...yeah. Did manage a nice 6 hour ride here in NC. Took the Blue Ridge Parkway and circled back on some nice twisties. Beautiful combo of blue skys and fog. Temps 45-65.
Being from upstate NY, I can fully understand the joy of a December ride like this.
Bring the spring!
I'm liking these little cool-weather micro ride reports.

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