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Old 05-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Extreme weather!

Now, I know no one in the ADVRider community would be put off by a little rain

What sort of gnarly adventurers would we be?


However, what about thunderstorms? Tornadoes? Hurricanes? Or other (as my local news channel puts it) EXTREME WEATHER!


Where do you draw the line and end the ride?

Or what kind of crazy weather have you said "F*&$ it!" tucked in and ridden through?


P.S. Anyone ever been hit by lightning while riding?

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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Just out of two hours of near black-out rain and lightning.

I only wont ride in very icy conditions.

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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Lightning can stop your ride pretty quickly.

Might fry your ABS servo motor controller, not an ABS failure per se.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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Lightning can stop your ride pretty quickly.

Might fry your ABS servo motor controller, not an ABS failure per se.
You really are a one trick pony, aren't you?

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #5
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You really are a one trick pony, aren't you?

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
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I'm not scared of riding in bad weather, when it's my time it's my time. Nervous, exhilarated, concerned, excited, yes... But I'd rather die on my bike from a lighting strike than withering away in a hospital bed with someone else wiping my ass anyways.
With that said I don't seek out dangerous riding conditions, but many times find myself without an option, and I don't throw in the towel since there's no good option anyways. Having great gear I can trust to protect me from the elements helps quite a bit too when it comes to riding in foul weather.
Plus extreme weather riding/camping makes for better photos.



On the TAT solo, due to fuel range no choice but to go forward into the storm, no where to hide. Reminded me of that scene from Forrest Gump with capt Dan..... IS THIS THE BEST YOU GOT! COME AND GET ME!!!!















Crossing the Cascade mountains in January, chains required. Gravel on top of ice is a unique riding sensation.








Desert storms are cool.








Riding from Chicago to LA in December through a blizzard.











Camping in Arkansas when a powerful thunderstorm blew over, a tornado 3 miles away that night






Crossing Oklahoma on the TAT during a bad heat wave. 113F with 90% humidity. That one wasn't very enjoyable no matter how I look at it, but I did it.




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Old 05-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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Very nice lost rider!

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #8
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I only ride on nice warm sunny days.

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #9
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Does the 1/4 inch of snow you guys get down south even count?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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Lightning can stop your ride pretty quickly.

Might fry your ABS servo motor controller, not an ABS failure per se.
I apologize for neglecting the disclaimer! I didn't think the regulars in Perfect Line were as sensitive as folks on the BMW oilheads thread.


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Old 05-03-2012, 12:25 PM   #11
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Ice and snow is what will keep me off the roads. Luckily, where I live, it doesn't really happen. I learned riding in the snow on my Shadow 750 doesn't handle to well. A snow storm came while at work and I rode home with the bike in first gear and my legs hanging out for 13 miles. Looked and felt like an idiot. The rain I don't mind as long as I can see alright. I've hit some bad storms with the lightning and thunder. One time traffic came to a stop in SC and bolt of lightening hit just to the right of me in the woods. That's the closest I've been. I especially enjoy it when it's raining so hard, cars are pulled off to the side of the road waiting for the storm to subside. That happened in Florida last year. I was mainting 60 in a driving storm while the cars were parked as if I was some important person. Most likely they were saying, "look at that dum ass." The summer storms in the South are just awesome. Luckily, no tornados yet.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #12
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A smilie will do!

By the way, I'm sure a lightning bolt would fry more than my ABS. Then again, I HAVE been struck by lightning. It kind of sucks, and will blow out your cell phone as well!

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #13
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Does the 1/4 inch of snow you guys get down south even count?
We get a reasonable amount of snow in the higher elevations. We even have a ski area in Alabama

BTW, I have done more riding in the snow in GA and AL than I did when I lived in OH, MI, and ME.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #14
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we don't get hurricanes or tornadoes around here. but, if we did, i'd probably be inclined to try to avoid riding in them.

other than that, the only thing i have any reservations about riding in is extreme heat/humidity. i can take all kinds of cold all day long...i don't mind riding in snow and ice or (non-tornado) wind or rain/thunderstorms...but my body just does not handle extremely hot and humid conditions well, so i tend to avoid joy riding on such days (though i still commute on my bike on those days).
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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I lived in Maine for four years. I made it a point to get out and ride at least once (usually more) every month of the four winters I was there. The weather really wasn't all that extreme, (usually low 30s but as low as around 15), but I almost never saw anyone else out riding......and here I was with Florida tags on my bikes
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