winter sucks... i want to go for a ride

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Solo Lobo, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  2. Bollocks

    Bollocks Farts with an Accentâ„¢

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    Is that your living room?
    I had a bike in the kitchen for a year one's. :rofl
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  3. Bollocks

    Bollocks Farts with an Accentâ„¢

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    Thats better.
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  4. wintonio

    wintonio last of the Dum Dum Daze

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    Houston weather: high of 54, 50% chance of rain showers, recent case of bar wobble removed; I AM GOING OUT FOR A RIDE!
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  5. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Actually some idiot converted my garage into a rec room, so I changed it back!
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  6. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    It got to 43 today.. but I'm riding in the morning anyway
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  7. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    Try living in Alaska.:vardy :becca dude!
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  8. chip

    chip Follow Me

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    Yea tell me about it...Try living in Alaska and deployed to Iraq. Bike just sitting there collecting dust, parts stacking up. Can't start it, so I'll go home to a dead battery...
    But tons of new parts...whooohoooo!!!
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  9. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    Don't be a pussy, some Canuck just finished his Canada Coast to Coast today, arriving in St. Johns, Newfoundland. He left Vancouver Island January first. Look in Great White North.
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  10. curbjumper

    curbjumper Lane Changer

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    I hate winter too... sure, I put on a brave face by taking the bike out on the occasional "nice" day- but it's no substitute for nice weather & the smell of squished bugs cooking on the engine... :drif


    This slippery & cold winter crap...

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    Is a cheap substitute for this... nice warm traction action.
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    I think I'll bring the bike into the house now... sure, if I want a little bit of :thwak :lol3


    That guy- Paul I think his name is- that just rode across Canada in January should get an award...
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  11. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Let me add some clarification, I want to ride DIRT, in the mountians that are 45 minutes from my house... I don't want to ride the pave. Rigth now my mountains are snowbound.

    street riding is OK, dirt is muuccch better!
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  12. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    Ya well try 2 feet of snow at my shop door and I don't live up in the mountains. at lest you can ride the pave if you want to. here its 5 months of ice and snow. I hope to have a bike stashed down there some day so I can ride in the winter maybe in texes or something. well I think its time for some meds now.
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  13. wintonio

    wintonio last of the Dum Dum Daze

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    but I'll rub it in anyway: yesterday's ride was a blast. Cold and rainy, but the darien suit and the heated grips fixed all that.
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  14. Cordless

    Cordless Two Wheel Addict

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    It's not the cold that is stopping my riding, it's the salt covering all these roads. I have seen what salt does to a motorcycle over a few years--it ate my Honda 350XL into a pitted rusty pile. I did try cleaning it but that salty liquid got into everything and ate everything.

    Do I need a full fairing sport bike for my winter riding? Would TKC 80 tires work on a sportbike. I think I could get one cheap and make it a salt bike. Then I could cledan it off in a carwash with a hose (Not going to do this but I am getting very antsy to ride today--it's 18 degrees Fahrenheit but sunny and still. I could ride--but NO!)
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  15. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    So go!

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    Take action against winter. Aren't humans the master of their environment?

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  16. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    Cleaning the bike off seems like a good idea until your calipers freeze up.

    Then life gets way too interesting!
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  17. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    KL5 has been off his meds for a while :freaky most of us just egnor him.:lol3
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