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post #1 of 24 Old 12-29-2014, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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After several rainy days in my neck of the woods, it was sunny, dry, and mild enough for a ride on Saturday!! (First ride in nearly 2 months.)
Rt. 116 from Plainfield to Deerfield, Rt. 5-10 to Greenfield, Rt. 2 to Shelburne Falls, Rt. 112 to Ashfield! Oh, the joy!! The rain has washed the salt and sand off all of them! It's just above freezing now and in/out sun but I'm going to plug in and do it again today!

And the forecast looks to be dry all week. Hope to see some storm mates on the roads!


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After several rainy days in my neck of the woods, it was sunny, dry, and mild enough for a ride on Saturday!! (First ride in nearly 2 months.)
Rt. 116 from Plainfield to Deerfield, Rt. 5-10 to Greenfield, Rt. 2 to Shelburne Falls, Rt. 112 to Ashfield! Oh, the joy!! The rain has washed the salt and sand off all of them! It's just above freezing now and in/out sun but I'm going to plug in and do it again today!

And the forecast looks to be dry all week. Hope to see some storm mates on the roads!
Congrats Steve, I was toying with the idea Saturday, but you actually did it. I was finishing my Denali fuse block install, and ran out of time. I would be sure to clean off your bike though, so to minimize corrosion. I am sure you stuck out like a sore thumb - good for you !
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Hey Sid, I hope the fuse block install went well.
I know, its tough when you get a mild day and want or need to work on the bike when your hands won't freeze up - and also, do a ride for the same reason.

I was torn today as it never got above 31, but I had my hopes up and couldn't resist. The only thing that got cold after an hour was my feet but toe flexing kept it under control. I did see 2 other riders on Saturday and one today. Heartfelt waves each time.


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Hey Sid, I hope the fuse block install went well.
I know, its tough when you get a mild day and want or need to work on the bike when your hands won't freeze up - and also, do a ride for the same reason.

I was torn today as it never got above 31, but I had my hopes up and couldn't resist. The only thing that got cold after an hour was my feet but toe flexing kept it under control. I did see 2 other riders on Saturday and one today. Heartfelt waves each time.
That wasn't heartfelt waves, they were trying to warm their hands
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Roads are clean and dry in southern New Hampshire and the weather is clear for the next few days. Not as nice to ride as your area though. Beautiful ride to work this morning but a little on the cold side.
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Got about a hundred mile ride in yesterday, up through central Mass just into NH and back again. A few spots where water had flowed into the road and froze and a little sand in a few spots but a good ride just the same! The dirt roads were dry and dusty.

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-7F OK, I have to admit it, darn cold this morning riding to work. But the primary roads are free of ice and snow. Secondary roads have patchy ice but you can dodge it pretty easy.
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-7F OK, I have to admit it, darn cold this morning riding to work. But the primary roads are free of ice and snow. Secondary roads have patchy ice but you can dodge it pretty easy.

I was sitting in my car waiting for a contractor to show at a job site, this morning, when I read this. It was -6F where I was. I read your post over and over to make sure I was understanding what you typed.

Looks like BigMan (Yuval) has company in the "Crazy Muth-af**ker" category!

Tell me you have heated gear. You do, right?
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