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Old 01-08-2009, 04:04 PM   #31
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Feb 2007 - The roads were very icy and this is as far as I got (photo of bike in driveway) until it warmed above freezing and dried up a bit. I have no problem riding in the cold, but the conditions must be dry before venturing out into the below freezing weather. Riding in fresh snow is usually not a problem if one excercises due care, but I prefer using a smaller machine for those adventures.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:28 PM   #32
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Please tell me you either ski or snowboard.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:36 PM   #33
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Please tell me you either ski or snowboard.
Some cross country skiing, yes. We snowshoe too. Well, it's like snowshoe up the mountain, have lunch and then ski down. It's pretty cheap that way. Well actually it's free. Though the resorts try to convince people to pay to do the same thing on their property. I can still carry enough beer myself.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:09 PM   #34
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Since I was a parachute rigger in the navy I got to scam all kinds of cold weather gear out of the paraloft, so I had a dry suit, good for -20 degree North Atlantic wawa, wool long johns and layers of jackets and trench coats, with a pair of coveralls over the dry suit.

So anyway here I was bundled up and ready to ride in a Virginia Beach blizzard that was at about 15 degrees at the time. I was on my trusty CB100 Honda and made it all the way to the end of the main road out of NAS Oceana, and tried to stop. Hit some black ice and it dumped me into one of those big frozen ditches that run along next to the roads in VA.

Only took about 2 hours of grunting and cursing to get the waterlogged 100 out of the ditch, at which point I turned around, back to the base and swore never to try that again.

But then there was the time I had to ride the 100 up the 61 expressway in a blizzard so I wouldn't miss ships movement (Pier 9, Norfolk) When we got back after two weeks for a Carribex the honda was frozen to the lamp post I chained it to. Ah, memories...
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:09 PM   #35
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I walk through the snow to the bus. Sometimes I walk through the snow to the train, you know, just to mix it up. Sure beats skiing and snowmobiling. It's awesome here!

(And by walk, I mean trudge. Cursing.)
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Since I was a parachute rigger in the navy I got to scam all kinds of cold weather gear out of the paraloft, so I had a dry suit, good for -20 degree North Atlantic wawa, wool long johns and layers of jackets and trench coats, with a pair of coveralls over the dry suit.

So anyway here I was bundled up and ready to ride in a Virginia Beach blizzard that was at about 15 degrees at the time. I was on my trusty CB100 Honda and made it all the way to the end of the main road out of NAS Oceana, and tried to stop. Hit some black ice and it dumped me into one of those big frozen ditches that run along next to the roads in VA.

Only took about 2 hours of grunting and cursing to get the waterlogged 100 out of the ditch, at which point I turned around, back to the base and swore never to try that again.

But then there was the time I had to ride the 100 up the 61 expressway in a blizzard so I wouldn't miss ships movement (Pier 9, Norfolk) When we got back after two weeks for a Carribex the honda was frozen to the lamp post I chained it to. Ah, memories...


I remember that winter. I had a '67 Beetle with snow tires I got for swampin' in N. Carolina...That lil' bastard was unstoppable, we had all kinds of fun zipping around in it.
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I used to ski when I lived in WA. I don't do it much down here!
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:50 AM   #39
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Feb 2007 - The roads were very icy and this is as far as I got (photo of bike in driveway) until it warmed above freezing and dried up a bit. I have no problem riding in the cold, but the conditions must be dry before venturing out into the below freezing weather. Riding in fresh snow is usually not a problem if one excercises due care, but I prefer using a smaller machine for those adventures.
Fantastic post, kenneth. Fantastic.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #40
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Fantastic post, kenneth. Fantastic.
Well I don't want to get in the middle of a Sachi/LR pissing match, but the idea of riding a street bike on public roads in ice and snow is ridiculous. Yes, I'm in FL, but I've traveled a lot, and even with 4 wheels those conditions are dangerous. The Rounders site clearly does not support the conclusion that people are operating bikes in those conditions, except for putzing around on dirt bikes in snowy fields.
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