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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-24-2020, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Think I've found my limit

Day 345 of riding this year started out at 28 degrees and light light snow flurries. Rode up to my local shop for their annual Christmas party which they ended up not having (had it every year since 1972 that I remember). As usual I was the only bike there. On the way home it dropped to 24 degrees and started snowing pretty hard. It was pretty bad by the time I got home. Think I've found my limit on conditions I am willing to ride in (not temperature, but road conditions) lol. 44 miles today.








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My man you are HARDCORE.


I can handle the cold (and those hand cover things look downright toasty), but I'm not up for the slick stuff on two wheels.


Was this a Motorcycle shop party?

Canceled for Covid?
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I got stuck in several inches of snow on I-44 once, on my FJR. I was incredulous about how well the bike almost didn't seem to care. I did learn that falling snow that melts on your car windshield DOES NOT melt on the helmet face shield. It was ride, swipe, ride, swipe, ride, swipe, etc.

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My man you are HARDCORE.


I can handle the cold (and those hand cover things look downright toasty), but I'm not up for the slick stuff on two wheels.


Was this a Motorcycle shop party?

Canceled for Covid?
Yes motorcycle shop party cancelled because of Covid. Some of us old timers showed up anyway, folks (men and 1 woman) I have raced mx with and street ridden with since the early 70's.

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What tires are you using and how are they in the snow? My fear is laying down my nice new bike on some black ice...

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My temperature limit is about 30F. Iím no fan of riding in snow. I got caught in some years ago and hated it.

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I know I have shared this, but in 73-74 I was going to Miami in Oxford. A couple of times I rode home to my parents house in Kenwood with the temps in the high teens and occasionally in snow. That was when if there was any good winter gear, I **** sure could not have afforded it.

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What tires are you using and how are they in the snow? My fear is laying down my nice new bike on some black ice...
From the tread design in the pics, they look like Michelin PR4's. Could be Michelin R5's but I'd bet 4's.

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Ferret living on the edge? ...some say people get wiser as they mature

1) how about you get a Can-Am or Ural for those winter days....or
2) move to SoCal so you can report a 365 riding days on your favorite forum
3) or at least go dark side "front and rear" with some Blizzak's or X-Ice's ;-P

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