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Old 02-08-2006, 04:07 AM
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I knew it was to good to be true.... 50 degree days, getting ready to go for a ride... today it is 12 degrees and we have 7 or 8 inches of snow.... Oh well, it is only Feb. too much to ask for, early spring!!!! At least I didn't burn off the fogging oil in my cyclenders, but the battery is charged just in case spring does come.... I usually wait for the rain to wash the roads off, I really hate slip slideing around... nothing getts the old heart pumping like coming into a curve hitting lose sand and feeling your tires lose their grip and your slidding for the ditch.... oh ya, ya gotta love it, the rush, but at my age I'd rather not...
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:53 AM
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Looks like winter's over here in N Calif. Almonds are in bloom, some flowers budding and others blooming. Temps expected upper 60's next few days.
I know its early and this is only FALSE spring but it's nice while it lasts. Ride safe when you can.
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:57 AM
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No ****, it's colder than a witches tit here. I've been enjoying the warmer weather, hell even had my grass seed germinate...but now the cold is back. Oh well...more time to prepare for the spring I guess.
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:25 PM
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HMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
I must say that I live in the wrong part of the country,
Winter never even left here, just getting stronger and colder.
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Old 02-11-2006, 05:14 AM
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Tom, I`m worse off than you.Waaaay upstste NY,Canton,19 mi. from Canada.Below zero today.It`s actually been an easy winter to date ,hardly any snow to date and we also had that 40-50 spell a week or so ago.I don`t even take the cover off the bike it`s depressing.It`s setting next to the lawnmower which isn`t gonna see much action for quite a while either.I think the swap meet is in Syracuse this weekend and might take a road trip tomorrow.Hope you all winter well.Toby
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:00 PM
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January was great here in Southern Ont. Went for several rides starting New Years day. But February has been a different story. Cold, snow and ice. Hope things change and I can get the bike out soon but that's wishful thinking .
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:37 PM
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Where abouts in Ont.I`m like an hour and change from Ottawa.I know Ont. is a pretty big province.T
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:02 PM
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Winter is back....again....we got about 18 inches here. Damnit.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:22 AM
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I'd Grumble about if it drops another 6 degrees here in morning I may have to wear my Chaps again as I ride to work ... but then It might sound like Im Rubbing it in about how Great it is here ...Oh wait That is what I'm doing!!!
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:58 AM
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50+ on wednesday............10 on saturday with a sub zero wind chill. Looks like I'll just polish the ride again today
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:55 AM
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Don't feel bad California has not been any Joy ride this winter either... rain rain rain - one good day - rain rain rain... ugh.. anyway its better than snow and ice I guess.

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Old 03-24-2006, 05:29 AM
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It has been a long winter allready, and it's not really over yet... the temps are starting to rise, and snow is all most gone.. hopefully spring is here and I'll be able to get my bike out soon... I need to do some paint work on the tank... the clear coat looks like gatter skin, little sanding, polishing, and recoat... I did this last year, but I got in a hurry to get going and when I stopped for gas I spilled gas all over the tank... Oh well just need to do it again... I've been thinking that I going to add highway bars and a throttle lock... has anyone ever used a throttle lock, any problems with using one??? I hope to be riding in about three weeks, still a little cooled but it depends on when we get some rain... Ya need some rain to wash the sand and salt off the roads esp. in the intersections... I'm too old for any hair rasing slip sliding around.. Another thing you have to watsh for is pot wholes, broken spots in road that have been broken out due to freezing... Some can be pretty deep and you can actually colaps the front forks and down you go.... Makes life interesting, but it makes you pay attention... no day dreaming!!!! But thats OK, just life here in the north east, and I can hardly weight to get going...
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Manny
... I've been thinking that I going to add highway bars and a throttle lock... has anyone ever used a throttle lock, any problems with using one??? Manny
I use the throttle screw periodically to shake out my hand but rarely leave it tightened for very long. Gives me a feeling of not having enough control.
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:18 PM
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well ya know what , ??
it may be cold out, but sure got the itch
now to get past all the mud in the drive,,,,,,,,, awwwwwwwwwww what ta hell, it'll clean off.
so maybe this weekend if it don't snow, which it is suppose to,
dammmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnn it !!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2006, 04:57 AM
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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4] Thanks for the info.... I often find that on long rides on interstates my right arm gets tired and I thought that being able to let go of the handle bars would help this.... I really don't like riding interstates, not much to see, boring and I tend to go to fast... most of the time I ride secondary Rd. and I don't hurry as much, I really like to ride through the MT. here in NYS... Last year I ran across a Moose, I didn't stop though, he looked pretty pissed as he was throwing a small tree around with his horns... That made my whole trip worth while, I was comming back from the Americade bike rally in lake George.... Now that's my kind of riding... I get up look at a map to find a road I've never explored and go... of course sence I had a stroke a while back I can't remember if I had been there or not, oh well, that doesn't really matter, I just enjoy the ride... Me the bike nowhere to go, and all day to get there....
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