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post #1 of 24 Old 12-24-2005, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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What do you East Coast Troopers think about this warm Spell?

Just wondering how many of us jumped on our Stroms and hit the pavement yeserday or today. I am about to jump back out there and brave the last minute Christmas Shoppers on the roads around Baltimore. How could I not with temps in the high 40s and low 50s? Don't write now enjoy the sun and write back after your done
Merry Christmas fellow Stromtroopers
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post #2 of 24 Old 12-26-2005, 02:16 PM
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There were a couple of us on DL1000s out Christmas Eve AM near Wilmington, DE. Warm but the electric gloves were needed. I'm retired, so I'm out most any decent day, though I might be on one of a variety of bikes.
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I've been riding to/from work on the dry days. Rode a week ago yesterday @28deg and the Friday before Christmas. Also rode today. Home is Milford CT and work is New Haven. It was 33 today. Not bad.

I wish I could have gotten out on Saturday though. It was nice.

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Kevin you are a better man than I :shock: That is just too darn cold for me. I guess I am a wimp when it comes to cold but after winter mountain school in the Army and multiple winter exersizes I just don't want to play in the cold anymore. My hat is off to you man. Don't you worry about a stray ice slick or a shady spot that refroze?
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Would love to wait until the temperature gets above my age (59) but since the DL650 makes me feel younger I lowered it to 40 degrees.
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post #6 of 24 Old 12-30-2005, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Beacher, I split the difference I use the 50 degree mark as my measuring stick.
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post #7 of 24 Old 01-02-2006, 10:27 AM
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I was out in western Maryland yesterday (great way to start the new year!). Had my hippo hands on, and my heated vest (turned it off though - at 43 degrees it was too warm!). Gorgeous ride, little traffic, found some fun backroads.

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Man yesterday was wonderful for riding the Strom in Maryland. I sure hope this keeps up. I am really feeling for all you guys and girls that can't get out there and still have your fingers and toes left when your done. The weather in the Mid Atlantic has been very, very good to me.
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Winter in Florida

I really feel bad about posting this since most of you live in Maryland, but I went on a 200 mile ride yesterday along the gulf coast of Florida. It was a beautiful day, and the weather was in the mid 70's (just a little above my age). I live in the central part of Florida, and managed to find a few new back roads heading to the coast. My initial target was Tarpon Springs, just north of Tampa. This historic and picturesque community is clustered around beautiful saltwater bayous and other waterways. It is world famous for it sponge industry and antique shops in the historic downtown area.





I wandered around the waterfront area for a while, and then headed north along the gulf coast. The next beautiful city was Port Richey, then Bayonet Point, and a little farther up was Hudson, with some very awesome beaches.



As the sun started to dropped low into the horizon, I made it to Weeki Wachee, home of Weeki Wachee Springs, one of Florida's oldest attractions.



It was time to head home, so I headed East on Hwy 50, which isn't an exciting road, but got me home just as it turned dark. It was a nice ride, but aren't they all.

If you get the chance, come on down to Florida in the winter time. You can ride in comfort almost every day.
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Hey Guess,
nice pics. I live 25 miles north of 50. You ride during the week? So do I. Most of my friends work. Give me a call when you are up this way again. Great roads a little north in the Ocala Horse Farms, twisties and nice sweeps.

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