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Itching to get out.

#1 Post by Fleck » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 pm

Not ridden the bike since errr... Probably November, it's 7°c and sunny. My usual cut off is 10°c but I'm itching to get on it :lol: ... is it too early/cold?


Sod it, I think I'm going to do it 8-) :thumb:
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Re: Itching to get out.

#2 Post by Gin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:40 pm

Go for it! Just take it easy to adjust for road conditions and being a little rusty! :D

We're moving soon to somewhere that has a garage with the house and I'm So Excited to get out and about again after this Looong winter.
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#3 Post by Gerontious » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:49 pm

I've done just under 1200 miles on the new bike since November 20th. Been plenty of good days since then.. Cold, but not unbearable. This week the weather is forecast to be 11c, dry, no wind. Perfect.
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#4 Post by Bender » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:44 pm

Yup just go out, just remember tyres are colder so less grip and take longer to warm up if at all.
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#5 Post by mikestrivens » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:26 pm

Go for it. Perfect weather for riding around the Peak District
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#6 Post by Beansie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:14 pm

I had been itching to get out myself, sun was out Saturday morning so I went for it and what a great time I had spending my day blasting around the local countryside!

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#7 Post by Fleck » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:23 pm

Thanks mateys, enjoyed that... Did 70, waved at some girls, filtered, bought some fish fingers and everything. The perfect afternoon out. Duke's back in it's shed with the heater on :cheers:

Forecast nice weather all week :thumb:
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Re: Itching to get out.

#8 Post by Joeman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:03 pm

Same. Gonna fit some L-plates because I'm sure I've forgotten how to ride!! :lol:
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#9 Post by The Hitcher » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:30 pm

I thought the same today :D , not going to get it out of the garage for another month though, it’s been advised to only ride at slow speed until the recalls have been done!.

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Re: Itching to get out.

#10 Post by mikestrivens » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:48 pm

Very few places on public roads in this country where one can do little but go slowly (or rather slower than one would want).
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Re: Itching to get out.

#11 Post by Fleck » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 pm

mikestrivens wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Very few places on public roads in this country where one can do little but go slowly (or rather slower than one would want).
That's probably true for cars but bikes are great. :thumb:
Driving that bloody underpowered tizer can all winter was driving me mad. But it's warm :roll: :mrgreen:
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Re: Itching to get out.

#12 Post by Fleck » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:28 pm

Joeman wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Same. Gonna fit some L-plates because I'm sure I've forgotten how to ride!! :lol:
I thought I'd be rusty too. Not so.. It was just like I rode it yesterday :thumb:
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Re: Itching to get out.

#13 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:08 pm

Itchy doesn’t cover it. After having a ride out today in the sunshine I realise the lack of mobike may have tipped me over into evil!
Back to abnormally normal now :D
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Re: Itching to get out.

#14 Post by Bianco2564 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:18 pm

Yep hopefully get out on Saturday, was just after Xmas I was out.
Just need to decide which bike to take out, think maybe the RGV,haven't ridden that since October :(

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Re: Itching to get out.

#15 Post by The Hitcher » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:58 pm

Bianco2564 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Yep hopefully get out on Saturday, was just after Xmas I was out.
Just need to decide which bike to take out, think maybe the RGV,haven't ridden that since October :(
How do you actually manage to ride the RGV and not just leaving it ticking over and breathing in the 2 stroke goodness :D.