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Re: Summer over

Post by skyrider » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:20 pm

and if you get cold fingers on the bike when you get home whatever you do you don't put them under the hot tap you wont do it twice you will find out why :?
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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Re: Summer over

Post by S-Westerly » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:21 pm

skyrider wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:20 pm
and if you get cold fingers on the bike when you get home whatever you do you don't put them under the hot tap you wont do it twice you will find out why :?
Been there and done that. Haven't done it again!
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Re: Summer over

Post by James in Brum » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:06 pm

Not from biking but from Ice climbing and winter mountaineering I have had the Hitaches before, also known as they screaming barfies.
When the circulation returns to your hands (not because they warm up, you are still out there in the cold). It is a quite exquisite pain that demands to be sworn about at the time.

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Re: Summer over

Post by BIKERDAD » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:38 pm

skyrider wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:20 pm
and if you get cold fingers on the bike when you get home whatever you do you don't put them under the hot tap you wont do it twice you will find out why :?
Done that yeaa wont do it again ..

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Re: Summer over

Post by BIKERDAD » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:42 pm

I do remember going for a ride one evening on my first bike, been out for about an hour and a half, came to a stop put my feet down and fell over. Could not feel my legs from the knees down,
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I get that now (getting old ) go out for a long ride and not having to stop so your legs stay in the same for while then you got to a stop and your legs gone to sleep .. now I have to ride and keep swinging my legs about to stop them stiffing up .

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Re: Summer over

Post by Foeism » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 pm

,.....Still I'd rather ride in the cold and rain, then spend well over an hour in traffic in the car, only 30mins..ish on the bike, then trying to find parking when you get to work, or walking to the train station then standing up for 25mins, while people cough, sneeze and dribble all over you...... maybe the novelty of riding hasn't worn off yet? Or maybe it's an excellent way for me to commute? However the only time I would even consider not riding is black ice or snow.

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Re: Summer over

Post by fastbob » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:40 pm

Thankfully I am lucky enough to only ride motorcycles for pleasure and my heart goes out to anyone who has to ride a bike out of necessity . I'm only putting my ER5 back on the road so that I can scratch the itch to ride a bike over the next six months should the weather permit .

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Re: Summer over

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:30 am

Yesterday I had to ride to a local hospital to see someone. The rural roads are currently covered in mud, gravel and water. You get no warning what's round the next bend so it's absolutely a case of riding to what you can see. No pointing hooning it round a bend to suddenly find yourself confronted with wall to wall mud washed out of a field.

And then the trees join in and drop their summer solar panels all over the place - which means even roads that just look damp have the same level of grip as a greased ferret on ice.

So it's a totally different kind of riding - but still a challenge to get it right.
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Re: Summer over

Post by hawkeyefxr » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:50 am

fastbob wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Thankfully I am lucky enough to only ride motorcycles for pleasure and my heart goes out to anyone who has to ride a bike out of necessity . I'm only putting my ER5 back on the road so that I can scratch the itch to ride a bike over the next six months should the weather permit .
I'm like you, riding for pleasure, it is a little hairy getting the bike out as we have a gravel type of drive. But as soon as i am on the road it's like i am 20 again, same really as i'm 72 :D

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Re: Summer over

Post by dynax » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:53 am

Rain is forecast for this afternoon but will still be going on the bike to do my little errands :thumb:

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Re: Summer over

Post by fastbob » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:53 pm

hawkeyefxr wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:50 am
fastbob wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Thankfully I am lucky enough to only ride motorcycles for pleasure and my heart goes out to anyone who has to ride a bike out of necessity . I'm only putting my ER5 back on the road so that I can scratch the itch to ride a bike over the next six months should the weather permit .
I'm like you, riding for pleasure, it is a little hairy getting the bike out as we have a gravel type of drive. But as soon as i am on the road it's like i am 20 again, same really as i'm 72 :D
Have you posted any pics of your bike yet ?
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Re: Summer over

Post by XTreme » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:58 pm

Is this a good time to mention that it's 30C and blue skies here?
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Re: Summer over

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:21 pm

XTreme wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Is this a good time to mention that it's 30C and blue skies here?
No it bloody well isn't. :up:
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Re: Summer over

Post by dynax » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:28 pm

XTreme wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Is this a good time to mention that it's 30C and blue skies here?
There are some people that really need a good :spank: :lol:

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Re: Summer over

Post by hawkeyefxr » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:58 pm

XTreme wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Is this a good time to mention that it's 30C and blue skies here?
Sadist!! :D

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