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.
"Look at that EED-EE-OTT riding a motorcycle on a day like this!!" -the other drivers.
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.
My temperature limit is about 30F. Iím no fan of riding in snow. I got caught in some years ago and hated it.
2008 Gen II When I was a track-a-holic on my R1 & R6, I used to think that the FJR was an old man's bike. Then I got one and absolutely love it. Hey...wait a minute! To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
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.
2017 Yamaha FJR1300 ES
2018 Honda CBR1000rr
2020 Kawasaki 1000SX
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