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post #46 of 72 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 08:54 AM
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In my experience, wrong on every level.

when I went out during a semi-blizzard, everyone saw me. suddenly, I as the single most visible person on the roadway, and was given so much room compared to during summer time riding, it was nearly unbelievable.

any time after the middle of october, bikes are total surprises on the road (here anyway) and as such, you are noticed.
My rear tire loses traction maybe once a year. I try to keep it at or below that level. I am not sure why anyone would enjoy going out in a blizzard and riding in the snow. :\

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What about the salt they put on the road to de ice it? Doesn't that damage the tires and bike?
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Cages here don't give a crap regardless of temp or precipitation. Otoh I have gotten a few waves from cagers when it's below freezing, or if it's Xmas and I have the grinch hat attached to my helmet.
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I used to ride a CB650 year round in Michigan

Only real trouble I had was the last 2 mph in a snow covered parking lot

It was challenging, but do-able


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I thought during the winter you guys are all snowed in and getting cabin fever???

Max its the same way down here. I'm much more concerned about people not being used to bikes and just ignoring/not noticing me.
we are all getting cabin fever, that's why we're so desperate to go out that we will, even in december when it's brutal outside!

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yeah- the whole "you have extra room because it's bad weather" is a total crap shoot.

Riding down to VA in that ridiculous storm- I had people so far up my ass I turned around and glared at them....

and then I had people give me a wide berth.

no way I would ever count on that as something to be expected.

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I'm just like everyone else... only different... and if you don't like it- you can suck it.
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What about the salt they put on the road to de ice it? Doesn't that damage the tires and bike?
Tires? No. Bike? Depends on the metals and how protected they are.
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^ That person had a bad day, be it weather or Peter North.

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^ That person had a bad day, be it weather or Peter North.
Lol, lets hope he didn't get "northed". Looks like he was doing some offroad stuff.


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What is this person holding on to? a steering wheel?

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Looks like one, with a speed handle sticking up from it in the foreground.

Seeing how the ice is forming hanging off of things, I'm guessing that it's a dummy dressed up in riding gear out there.
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Hi!

What kind of temperature is over there?

The weather over here is extreme. It is below 10 (50F) now & in summers it is hovering around 40 (104F).

Brrrr, its too cold to ride around. Would worsen over for the next 30-40 odd days.
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