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12-20-2007 06:53 PM
ejworthen I ride year long if it's dry and above 25 degrees. Although I do have heated gear which makes it much more comfy.
12-10-2007 12:32 AM
JCP636 you'll have to get used to riding good roads though, ya know the kind with turns. Florida doesn't have many of those.
11-18-2007 06:54 AM
crx81 I just wanted to thank everyone who convinced me to bring the bike. All I have to say is WOW! Riding just sucks down here in stright, flat Florida! You guys may have a shorter riding season, but you more than make up for it in QUALITY riding! I put about 300 miles on the bike in the 2 weeks I was there. Would have prefered to do more, but I had family to visit with and all. I'm definitely looking forward to moving back home next year!
10-18-2007 11:39 AM
Ridin on chrome that and corn, farmers cut it but dont clean it up. My buddy ran over one kicked off his tire and landed between my stomach and the tank..lol so i through it at him at the next red light.
10-18-2007 11:00 AM
DuzzyGirl
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Originally Posted by jrevans
... my favorite is coming around a turn and seeing a pile of walnuts (smashed and whole) laying on the road. Wooooahhhh! ...
Wooooahhhh! is right. Those things are nuts! Sorry, bad pun. Seriously though, I was riding around the other weekend and they were everywhere. Makes for an adventurous ride.
10-17-2007 11:40 AM
g34343greg or pine needles!
10-17-2007 10:15 AM
jrevans
Not leaves, but....

Quote:
Originally Posted by singletrackmind
biggest issue is not the cold but the leaves in late october.
matt
Wet leaves suck, but more than leaves, my favorite is coming around a turn and seeing a pile of walnuts (smashed and whole) laying on the road. Wooooahhhh!

Like others have said, I usually ride until they put down the salt and cinders. Then I'm pretty much done until early spring. (Unless of course there's a super nice day than I HAVE to ride the cycle.)
10-17-2007 09:23 AM
crx81
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Originally Posted by ME-Rider
Bring your bike and bring your gear and don't be a pussy!!
Well, so far that's the plan. I just ordered some winter gloves that will hopefully do the trick. I'm not going to go the heated route as, for now anyway, it's completely unnecessary where I live. Now, if all goes well in a year and I get to move back, that will be a completely different story!
10-17-2007 08:24 AM
ME-Rider The right gear makes makes all the difference. This will be my first winter with the Tiger but my Road King served me just fine through past winter months. Heated gloves are key and sealing out the drafty wrist openings and neck opening is also very important. The winter months, for me, are not usually the balls out, floor board dragging time of year anyway.

Bring your bike and bring your gear and don't be a pussy!!
10-17-2007 02:41 AM
CMantis I take it day to day because my alternative is public transportation.
10-17-2007 01:00 AM
singletrackmind
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5ohmike
I think I parked my bike for a total of 6 weeks last winter, between January and February. As long as you get some decent cold weather gear riding in the winter really isn't a big deal. It's also a lot of fun to see the look of utter shock on cagers' faces! And I've also noticed in the new englad area, once the leaves start to turn you barely see any bikes and the riders you do see will almost always give you a wave. I say bring it up and do some riding, the days should still be warm enough even if you don't have any cold weather stuff.
I will have to keep you in mind. my office is in west warwick (APC) and I ride up from philly a couple times each year.
matt
10-16-2007 11:27 PM
5ohmike I think I parked my bike for a total of 6 weeks last winter, between January and February. As long as you get some decent cold weather gear riding in the winter really isn't a big deal. It's also a lot of fun to see the look of utter shock on cagers' faces! And I've also noticed in the new englad area, once the leaves start to turn you barely see any bikes and the riders you do see will almost always give you a wave. I say bring it up and do some riding, the days should still be warm enough even if you don't have any cold weather stuff.
10-16-2007 08:56 PM
ktravelet yea as soon as salt hits the ground the bike is staying in the garage
10-16-2007 08:24 PM
dennisred69
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Originally Posted by crx81
Hmmm.... how am I going to be looking this November? We're driving up for a 2 week vacation / family visit on Oct. 31st and I was planning on trailering the bike up with me. Will it be worth it, or will I be better off leaving it behind? Seeing as how all my riding experience is in Florida, I'd completely forgotten about the issue with the leaves...
I would not bother the weather here is tricky one year it may be in the 50's the next it could be in the 20's in November. Not to mention your tires never heat up during November. Pulse if it snows there will be salt all over the roads.
10-16-2007 06:47 PM
ktravelet as long as its at least high 50's. This week was perfect during the day, a little chilly at night. I have a feeling it wont last long.
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