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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rollin', Nov 15, 2016.

  1. WYO George

    WYO George witness protection file #7236

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    Why is the 30th the “last ride”? I mean, there’s a whole day after it.

    Is it to save the 31st as a sacred day just because it’s my birthday?
  2. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    No people to pester me vs 9 months of "actual" winter. You must really not like people. :lol3

    I've met people and completely understand. I just can't stand "actual" winter.

    *"actual" winter here defined as the type that often includes snow and really cold temperatures. Not that So Cal it'll be 64*F in the afternoon and get down to a chilly 57*F (Brrr, right?!?!?) i tolerated for 25 years.
  3. WYO George

    WYO George witness protection file #7236

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    I really don't like people.

    Our winters can have nice days here and there, usually highs in the 40's for November-March with the occasional week long cold snap where it doesn't get above zero degrees for the high and lows of -30 or thereabouts.
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  4. LeMaitre

    LeMaitre Been here awhile

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    Winters find me grooming cross country ski trails but come spring cabin fever sets in and I have to get a ride in.

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    April 12, 2018 on the CB550F.

    -Mark
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  5. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    I like spring in Wisconsin and this was spring in Wisconsin!

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    It's only 9 months to June :clap:bluduh


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  6. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    No thanks.

    No thank you.

    Hell the fuck NO!
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  7. kendoo

    kendoo Been here awhile

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    Wow, you were a last minute tax deduction that year...lol
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  8. kwthom

    kwthom Retiree apprentice - willing to learn

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    For those that have a "last ride of the year" in early November :photog does it really matter? :lol3 [global warming comment inserted here]


    Probably scheduled for those poor souls that think celebrating the 'calendar replacement moment' in time (e.g. New Years Eve) means something.

    It does.

    It means wipe down the bike a bit, tomorrow morning we go for a ride for breakfast! First Ride of the New Year! :rofl
  9. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    I have ridden on Jan 1 every year for a long tme. Some years I can actually go riding - some years I fall over at the end of my road.

    Mostly it was because of BMR ... last year it did't start on jan 1 but was moved to Feb so I had to improvise and took the Mrs to breakfast.
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  10. WYO George

    WYO George witness protection file #7236

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    I always go for a ride on my birthday and another on Jan 1st, but sometimes it’s a ride on the DR650 or TW200 in the snow and only lasts a few miles. Sone years the pavement is dry and it’s warm enough that I ride all the way to town and back; a hard core 70 mile round trip! :jack:rofl
  11. kwthom

    kwthom Retiree apprentice - willing to learn

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    I have *got* to sign up for that this year, I think.
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  12. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    @kwthom it is fun ... and it certainly favors the west-coast and southwest.
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  13. Traxx

    Traxx Been here awhile

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    BMR???
  14. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    I really like winter riding.
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    I wounder if it would be possible to do an IB ride during the winter solstice, on snow covered roads.:hmmmmm
  15. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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  16. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places Supporter

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  17. Traxx

    Traxx Been here awhile

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    Thanks I’ll read up on it.
  18. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    My pondering isn't so much the season, as doing it all on snow covered roads. It could be tricky averaging high enough speed even with studded snow tires. Pass closures could be another issue.
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  19. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer Supporter

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    I had a Ural for about 10 months. I’m not sure mine was SS capable in 24 hrs. It might have been, but I wasn’t tough enough to sit on it that long. 200 mile days would wear me out.
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  20. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    I've had Urals for 12 years, I have no doubt they're capable, and it's been done. Yes, it would be an effort, and my knees are a serious issue.
    I wouldn't bother for a plain vanilla SS, but doing something unique might be enough motivation to see me through the pain.
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