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Old 01-20-2008, 03:04 PM   #11
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There's a fine line between being adventurous and being a Darwin Award Contestant. Fortunately no one got killed so I guess we can give them the benefit of the doubt.
If you really think about it getting hurt or killed IS the line. If you do something stupid, and come out the other end, you are adventrous and a 'risk taker'. If you get hurt, or killed doing it, you are a moron, or better yet, a Darwin Award Candidate. Funny how that works ain't it?
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:26 PM   #12
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riding year 'round in chicago and DC has taught me a couple things: Gerbings are worth their weight in golden warmth, typical winter MC gloves are worth bupkis below 40F. I rode my air-cooled I4 bikes in the teens and single digits and they were great. The SV doesn't like snowy conditions - blasted front cylinder likes to quit. Oh, hypothermia is not something to dismiss casually. 9 deg F at speed for more than an hour was only barely doable with the heat on Max.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:06 PM   #13
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Cover most of the radiators, put on the winter fairing extensions, get some grip heaters and a two-piece snow-mobile suit and you'll be able to ride year-round (unless the roads are icy.) I've ridden in 18° every year without any problems and it saves me a ton of gas money (40 mpg vs 14 for my truck.)
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:04 AM   #14
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Cover most of the radiators, put on the winter fairing extensions, get some grip heaters and a two-piece snow-mobile suit and you'll be able to ride year-round (unless the roads are icy.) I've ridden in 18° every year without any problems and it saves me a ton of gas money (40 mpg vs 14 for my truck.)
Well, it is -4 again here today and the roads are icy. Between this and the snow and salt for the last two months, I'd say you can forget the 'ride year-round' theory. Nice effort though.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:37 AM   #15
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Well, it is -4 again here today and the roads are icy. Between this and the snow and salt for the last two months, I'd say you can forget the 'ride year-round' theory. Nice effort though.
Pretty much since December the roads around here have been sporting patches of ice to a greater or lesser degree. Mostly greater. Riding bikes in this shyt is not adventurous, it's pure Darwin Award candidacy.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:18 AM   #16
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teens and low twenties with mid thirties for a high all this week. I've got a cold anyway but I still don't ride below freezing very often, just not worth the risk to me anymore. I've got caught out and snowed on a couple of times and it's just no fun, same as ice. If I'm going to be snow plowing or dealing with intense cold and ice I'm going to do it safe and sound in my gas guzzeling SUV
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The one with the 'No War for Oil' sticker on it, right?
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:36 AM   #18
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The one with the 'No War for Oil' sticker on it, right?
I saw a late model Land Cruiser with "No oil for war" and "Land developers burn in hell" stickers in the back window parked in a surburban development a few months back. We live in an irony-free zone.
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The one with the 'No War for Oil' sticker on it, right?

Yup, next to the "Clinton-Sheehan '08" sticker
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Yup, next to the "Clinton-Sheehan '08" sticker
Well, it's either the Black Jimmy Carter, or the female Slick Willie. At least we get to see first hand why we never missed them in the first place.
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