Winter is coming back

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by alicethomas, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. alicethomas

    alicethomas Been here awhile

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    ... and with full power. Rarely for November.

    Free parking lot. Where are all the tough bikers?
    Still at summerhibernation in a crevasse?
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    From door to door through narrow alleys.
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    It was too warm for a layer of ice, this is only snow slush in the water.
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    Soon the ground floor will no longer have daylight.
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  2. Dabears

    Dabears Long Timer

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    Absolutely beautiful, and for me, horrifying at the same time. I love the quiet that follows a heavy snow, but if I never see any again I am perfectly fine with that...
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  3. 87112

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    The Shining movie ??
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  4. Fiftygrit

    Fiftygrit Been here awhile

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    And that there is why I spend the winters in Arizona.
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  5. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    And here I just ordered a thermoscud and muffs for my new GTS. ;)
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  6. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    When I lived in KS I'd dream about those days I couldn't get out-in a vehicle! :lol2 When I say couldn't get out, I mean short of pulling a car/truck with a tractor. Then the public road could only be traveled IF! the plow had come and then not if the wind had closed it again by drifting.
    I'd go rabbit/coyote hunting instead of to the factory. There's nothing like being out in the snow, by oneself, colder than you know what, wind or not, it's a special thing, if enjoyed on your own personal terms. Now, if ya got mouths to feed and a job to get too the hassle takes a quantum leap!:uhoh and ya gotta fight the elements instead of live in them. Now days, retired and living back in the woods, when we get snowed in, I plow the private road then hunker down with a book, no job to travel to over bad roads in weather.
    Very pretty place OP, wish I was there...
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  7. ken robert

    ken robert Been here awhile

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    Coachella valley where snow is a four letter word. Blue sky 20171005_120718_002.jpg
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  8. GerrNP

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    Reminds me what we had around here last year at this time. Go riding in that won't have to worry bout cleaning bugs off the windshield.
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  9. byee

    byee Been here awhile

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    Those were my exact thoughts when I saw the photos.

    I was expecting to see REDRUM written on the elevator doors!
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  10. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Gee you %%% ;) for rubbing in all that sunshine and heat . It's about 2 F in the day in kelonwa bc and -3 at night . Still riding and I might be one of less then 20 guys in this city still on a motocycle / scooter. Mostly fair weather riders except for the 85 years old guy whom dresses like it summer and rides no matter what.
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  11. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short guy

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    The driveway to the road was covered in ice yesterday and the day before. I put down salt. It might be non-icy today. If I wait until noon I might get a warm enough period for a short scooter ride. It gets dark at 4 pm.
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  12. The Virginian

    The Virginian Long timer

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    What great pictures, thanks for sharing!
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  13. tonymarchman

    tonymarchman Been here awhile

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    Please tell us which muffs you selected.
    TIA
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  14. cdwise

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    My thermoscud and tuscano urbano muffs arrived yesterday, just in time since I woke up to snow on my neighbor's roof in Houston this morning. To be hones though I'm not planning on riding today unless I take the scoot over to get the heated grips installed. I suspect that I'll wait until next week when the temps will return to the low 60s. I got these muffs https://scooterpartsco.com/index.ph...eyword=Tucano+Urbano+Bar+Muffs+R333&x=67&y=12 along with the Vespa GTS thermoscud https://scooterpartsco.com/tucano-u...ts-gtv?zenid=132d60d14e0a541e1b3b3f0f5ede1664 Motovista has them for most Vespa models and the Stella, good for rain as well as cold.
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