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END OF THE RIDING SEASON
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Rocky Offline
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Post: #21
RE: END OF THE RIDING SEASON
(11-20-2017 10:36 AM)The ferret Wrote:  I am also retired and ride strictly for pleasure when and where I like. It pleases me to ride every day regardless of weather * (with the exception of accumulated snow or ice). Yesterday was my 300th day of riding this year. Last year I rode 323 days. If I can run the table this year it will be 342 days. Jan and Feb can be iffy, but most of the rest of the year is passable if you can endure a bit of heat, cold or rain. I missed 13 days in January this year due to ice/snow and 3 days in February, other than that it's been a pretty good year for riding.

That's pretty amazing that you are able to do that Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
For the sake of safety and comfort, we just pack it in and bear the pain Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
The long range forecast for our winter this year is more of the same as it is every year. Some areas may get colder weather and some may get warmer weather - and less or more snow.
How's that for being definite. 50% right most/some of the time Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Still rockin', rollin', and ridin' after all these years
'67 BSA 441 VR, '70 Triumph Tiger 100, '02 Honda CB900F, '06 Triumph T100 Bonneville, '14 Honda CB1100A
(This post was last modified: 11-20-2017 11:06 AM by Rocky.)
11-20-2017 11:05 AM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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Post: #22
RE: END OF THE RIDING SEASON
if you are determined enough...there is NO end of riding season. See example below lol

This guy even impressed me!

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/th...r-16-years

BTW his minimum is 10 miles...mine is 30 miles.

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
(This post was last modified: 11-20-2017 11:09 AM by The ferret.)
11-20-2017 11:08 AM
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use2b Offline
Running Like a Top

Perdido Key Florida
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Post: #23
RE: END OF THE RIDING SEASON
" RIDING SEASON " is a term i only recently heard of and must say my wife and i both chuckled as she is the one always saying to buy another motorcycle [ a true keeper ] and we ride year round.
however I did ride year round while stationed at Camp Lejeune NC and the winters were brutal for a Florida boy so i do understand the individual decision to wait for better weather. also learned about " cold tires " and riding on frozen asphalt which enhanced my understanding of this decision.
you retired guys should trailer your bikes down for a mild winter like many snowbirds do The ferret

The best part about growing up in Florida is i didn't have to move here when i got old.
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11-20-2017 11:29 AM
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Rocky Offline
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Post: #24
RE: END OF THE RIDING SEASON
(11-20-2017 11:08 AM)The ferret Wrote:  if you are determined enough...there is NO end of riding season. See example below lol

This guy even impressed me!

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/th...r-16-years

BTW his minimum is 10 miles...mine is 30 miles.

That's pretty impressive to say the least, but icy roads, black ice, snow and perishing cold doesn't sound like fun to me.
It's bad enough that I sometimes have to go out in those conditions on four wheels that don't fall over.
Thanks, but no thanks, I'll bear the pain of winter storage and enjoy sunny summer days out on the roads while most still have their noses to the grindstone Big Grin

Still rockin', rollin', and ridin' after all these years
'67 BSA 441 VR, '70 Triumph Tiger 100, '02 Honda CB900F, '06 Triumph T100 Bonneville, '14 Honda CB1100A
11-20-2017 12:33 PM
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peterbaron Offline
1st Service Completed

Brampton, ON, Canada, '13 CB1100A
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Post: #25
RE: END OF THE RIDING SEASON
(11-20-2017 12:33 PM)Rocky Wrote:  
(11-20-2017 11:08 AM)The ferret Wrote:  if you are determined enough...there is NO end of riding season. See example below lol

This guy even impressed me!

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/th...r-16-years

BTW his minimum is 10 miles...mine is 30 miles.

That's pretty impressive to say the least, but icy roads, black ice, snow and perishing cold doesn't sound like fun to me.
It's bad enough that I sometimes have to go out in those conditions on four wheels that don't fall over.
Thanks, but no thanks, I'll bear the pain of winter storage and enjoy sunny summer days out on the roads while most still have their noses to the grindstone Big Grin


And same here = NO to winter motorcycling ever!!!!Angry no joy at all...
Looking at it in winter and waiting for a new season = YESThe ferret

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11-20-2017 05:16 PM
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