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How many of us ride in the winter. Today was a bit nippy, supposed to be 18 degrees in the morning, should i or should i not be doing this?
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How many of us ride in the winter. Today was a bit nippy, supposed to be 18 degrees in the morning, should i or should i not be doing this?
Go for it! As long as you have appropiate gear you should be fine.


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Go for it! As long as you have appropiate gear you should be fine.
Thankyou lance, could you respond to my thread UN-NOOBED and tell me what you think, you influenced me to hang this thread.
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How many of us ride in the winter. Today was a bit nippy, supposed to be 18 degrees in the morning, should i or should i not be doing this?


Why would you want to ride in 18 degree weather?

That is the question you have to ask yourself. Did you not see the post about "Riding your own ride" ?

If you REALY are attracted to the idea of riding in winter...do it.
If it sounds stupid to to you....don't do it.

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No, where is the post ' riding your own ride'? At what tempature do you see fit?
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No, where is the post ' riding your own ride'? At what tempature do you see fit?
My post here:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9689

"The important issue here is you should ride your own ride...don't let anyone tell you how fast or slow you should be going, you have to make that desicion yourself."

this is not just about speed, but everything else too.


I personaly do not like to ride unless the temps are above freezing (32F) beacause of the dangers of "black ice".


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Thankyou knife, that is very true, i agree even at 32 it's rough with all the gear on, gotta tough it out in the morning, car at shop, rode bike home, needed a challenge.
Thats what i like about you knife, straight to the point.

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As someone else said, as long as you have the gear, there's no reason not to. Before I had surgery, I was riding to work every day when it was right around freezing when I left the house. Personally, I enjoy riding alongside the lake watching the steam come off of it as the sun is rising. That being said, I live in Texas where the danger of black ice isn't so great. KM has a very good point in that if you live somewhere where black ice is a significant threat, you may not want to ride. Normally, the black ice in this part of Texas occurs more from those people who leave their poorly-aimed sprinkler systems on overnight, coating the road in water before the temperature drops...

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Normally, the black ice in this part of Texas occurs more from those people who leave their poorly-aimed sprinkler systems on overnight, coating the road in water before the temperature drops...

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