1. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    Harlem and Yonkers have plenty of traffic which makes it an easy ride.

    I don't agree with you that folks shouldn't ride. If they want to ride they just have to be more careful out there.
  2. Tazdeviloo7

    Tazdeviloo7 2014 DR650

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    Good way to put it. Ride if you want, but watch out for ice. It's out there in patches.

    I passed by one this morning that took up a whole lane on the exit of a turn on route 100. You can't turn or stop on ice unless you have tire studs. Had I been in that lane and not noticed early enough I would have lowsided.
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  3. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Well my bike is going inside for the next few weeks
    Just a bit to cold and hectic for me
    Be safe ice everywhere


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  4. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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    I rode today, but didn't see any ice. Except for the ice in my hydration pack. :dunno


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  5. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    That is like a freaking post card
    Awesome quality pic

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  6. motorock

    motorock Explorer

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    Hey guys, so the worst happened.. Sort of. Parked bike in Jersey to drive to DC with wife and MIL. Came back to a dead battery and a dead mini jump starter as well (left the power button on it would appear). Push starting a 420lbs bike in subzero temperatures didn't work either.

    Is anyone close enough to Cliffside Park to give me a jump in the morning tomorrow? I would much appreciate it.. Need to get back to Manhattan tomorrow somehow.
  7. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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    Thanks! My cell phone isn't known for great pics (Moto G5) but the scenery out here is so picturesque its hard to take a bad pic.
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  8. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    I rode yesterday. Wasn’t too bad, only noticed a handful of ice spots in much less travelled areas. Cold, but tolerable with the right gear. Looks like today should just be more of the same.
  9. stbob

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    I'm close by, I could give you a jump this afternoon, around 4...
  10. motorock

    motorock Explorer

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    Thanks for the offer but I had to get a new battery from circle cycle after jump starting did not work...
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  11. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Kind of more fun that motorcycling in the snow. Not sure if safer
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  12. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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    Looks tiring!
  13. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    Another decent day riding into work. Most of the roads seemed to have some degree of salt down, plus being well travelled meant almost no ice to be seen except for some side roads and shady spots. The new backcountry hippo hands and some new Spidi Superstorm insulated pants I got for Christmas gifts held up well too. Let’s see how much colder tomorrow is.
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  14. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    They salted the shit out of our roads buy I know I'm gonna pay for it when it starts eating up my bike!!
    Bit colder today

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  15. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    Siped tires have been holding up

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  16. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    Yikes! And I thought it was bad on the Island at 13 deg. I chickened out and took my Jeep in. Sipe's look great! I was thinking about siping the MT's on my Wrangler since they do absolutely nothing in the snow to help.
  17. Mountain_Vrodder

    Mountain_Vrodder Been here awhile

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    By me a few random side streets have about half a ton of snow dropped on them. They weren't there on Sunday. I guess sanitation is trying to cash in on their "snow budget"
  18. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    You can borrow my siping tool anytime, I've got a bunch of extra blades.
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  19. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    That would be awesome! Is it pretty straightforward to use?
  20. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    10 years in Vermont taught me that it wasn't the cold temperatures that made riding in the winter a problem. It was the salt....
    Best that you have a beater bike you don't care about if you ride in the winter. Or your bike might end up like this:

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