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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody still ridin?

I was out a few times this weekend on both bikes. Friday I was out for about 2 and half hours. Yeah I needed a long hot shower when I got back but it was worth it. The high today is supposed to be 31, its 21 now so I think I'll skip today but I'm thinking bout taking a ride later in the week. How bout you, anybody still out there braving the cold?
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I've really been racking up the miles. Riding season here is just about over in 3 more months, and it will be another long hot 120 degree summer. Fortunately I have a dual sport bike I can ride up north on, and do some trail riding, and get out of the blistering heat. I also ride the Vulcan up north in the summer, you have to get up and leave before the sun comes up, and you can't come back till after dark. But theres almost no riding around here during the summer, it's not only miserable, IMO it's downright dangerous. Jerry

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I went out last weekend. Left home @ 44 degrees returned at 33. It was refreshing and I REALLY needed the time on the bike - cabin fever in the Great NW!


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I rode last week (12/29) to get both my carb'd bikes gassed up and mix in the stabil. This weekend I got to put a fair amount of miles on all 3 of my bikes - it was up into the 60s, who was I to deny myself the pleasure. OK, honestly, my wife said I needed to go out and ride. ALWAYS follow your spouse's instructions to ride when told, people!

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I would love to go for a ride, but last nite we got hit with 6-12" of snow! the the only thing I'll be riding is the snow thrower! blast!!!
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It was 36 here in Tampa this morning, haven't been on the bike in a couple of weeks, hopefully this weekend.


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Those of you in NoCal or Arizona have it easy... There's a reason this thread exists in the "Northeast Region" part of the forum

I went riding last week and plan to tomorrow as well, now that I've got my Gerbings heated gloves.

"Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea." (
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Went out last week. If temps get to near 40, I'll go for a spin...

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I don't have heated equipment so as long as the road is dry and temp is 32 plus I've been riding.
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I missed the opportunity for a New Year's run... my bike is in pieces as I relocate the R/R, rejet the carbs, and do an ear shave..

Small price to pay- I hope!

Can't wait to be back on the road.. I'll be riding unless the snow keeps coming!


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