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Wild ride today lol
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The ferret Offline
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Wild ride today lol
Started snowing, it was 34 degrees out, but the roads were too warm for it to stick. So I got dressed to ride and pushed the ST out and fired it up. Snow was coming down pretty hard and was turning into little sleet balls or something, accumulating on tank bag and bar mitts as the bike warmed up. Took off and everything was fine. Windshield/front of bike started to build up with slushy/sleet like stuff. Only rode 40 miles.

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04-16-2018 12:09 PM
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Rocky Offline
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RE: Wild ride today lol
I have to give you credit for determination Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
It would be too cold and messy for me.

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04-16-2018 12:17 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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RE: Wild ride today lol
What Rocky said.
04-16-2018 01:50 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Wild ride today lol
ROFL basically it's just wet... like rain, no biggie.

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04-16-2018 01:52 PM
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Flynrider Offline
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RE: Wild ride today lol
You're a better man than I, Mickey! Thumbs Up I used to ride in that kind of weather when I was a newbie rider and had no other vehicle. My commute was 30 miles each way over a 6K ft. mountain pass. No way I'd do that just for fun. Big Grin

Are those Hippo Hands? I had some on my first KZ back in 1980. I didn't think they made them anymore.

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04-16-2018 01:54 PM
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EmptySea Offline
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RE: Wild ride today lol
So, the pics here are what it looked like in Chicago at 5:45am Saturday. Now you understand why I did not ride to MLR.

And you can stop talking about how tough I am because I rode for like an eye blink at sub-zero temps.

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04-16-2018 01:54 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Wild ride today lol
Not sure I would want to run a mountain peak today, but a flat land road is easy riding. No, hippo hands aren't made anymore. I had a set back in the 70's -80's too. These are similar but not nearly as well made.These are made by Kolpin for quads. With my heated grips they are like little ovens. Only run the grips at 30% and it's almost too warm in there. I wear light deerskin gloves down to below zero with them so it's easy to feel buttons and switches.

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It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I ride...every day...Ferret
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04-16-2018 01:57 PM
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Stichill Offline
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RE: Wild ride today lol
This weather is the worst!

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04-16-2018 02:00 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Wild ride today lol
(04-16-2018 01:54 PM)EmptySea Wrote:  And you can stop talking about how tough I am because I rode for like an eye blink at sub-zero temps.

Yea but you did it with no heated gear, no wind breaking fairing, no mitts and heated grips. You ARE tough! Worship

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LouA Offline
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Connecticut
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RE: Wild ride today lol
Guess you don't have black ice there Ferret. Been there done that,but at least it was in my pick up. I'd say you lucked out.
04-16-2018 02:09 PM
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