Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by billy sugger » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:43 pm

Bianco2564 wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:58 pm
billy sugger wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Bianco2564 wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:57 pm
The reason I don't use any of my good bikes during the winter : :shock:
And that's using a mix of A & B roads between Rugby and Banbury.
That's nothing. you should see mine after a week of commuting between Kettering and Narborough on mostly rural stuff.
I ended up buying a worx hydroshot battery powered pressure washer. does the job in less than half the time it took by hand
Pics or it didn't happen :wink:
will try and remember to get some next Friday before I wash it
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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by iangaryprice » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:02 pm

I am still commuting most days, I used ca ron Mnday because the road was white with frost.
Tuesday and weds it was warmer, so used the bike. I've got the day off tomorrow, then friday we are out for a meal after work so I need to use the car.
I will continue to the bike through the winter, but sue the car if its icy.

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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by NeilM » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:13 pm

Rode it to work tonight
Bit nippy like :(

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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by Stu » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:17 pm

NeilM wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Rode it to work tonight
Bit nippy like :(
Braver than me!

I thought about going on mine to work today then I slapped myself :D
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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by James in Brum » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:21 pm

Monday was my first journey on the big bike with the temperature below 0 :-) it was ace :-)
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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by NeilM » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:03 am

Stu wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:17 pm
NeilM wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Rode it to work tonight
Bit nippy like :(
Braver than me!

I thought about going on mine to work today then I slapped myself :D
First time in a while to be honest.
Bad bad traffic at the moment with xmas and all that bollox. So couldn't face an hour commute in the car....
Practicality filtered all the way from mine to bloody Uddersfied.

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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by NewBob » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:30 pm

Still commuting by motorcycle, wind, rain, ice, floods, cold... Ice :? All good fun :wink:

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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by NewBob » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:35 pm

NewBob wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:30 pm
Still commuting by motorcycle, wind, rain, ice, floods, cold... Ice :? All good fun :wink:
Oh and fog... 5am rural roads, blinded by main beams and bike is covered in muck, salt etc! Its dark when I leave and dark when I return. Washed the bike in the dark and adjusted the chain using a touch... I really need a garage :crybaby: or a car. Still good fun :roll:

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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by Cpt_Tact » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:12 pm

The last part of my journey is 10miles down un-gritted, muddy country lanes so I have never bothered in the winter as to me I'm lucky and can afford a card so it isn't worth the risk!

I will go out on the weekends if the weather is +4 degrees as my heated grips and heated jacket does everything I need and there is always a coffee place nearby if it gets too much. The mud and the wet doesn't really bother me unless I am riding at night when you can't see the mud mid corner until it is too late. :(

I love riding but when it is icy/ snowy or hammering it down before I leave then the joy disappears and I like my limbs where they are :lol:

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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by dern » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:13 am

Yes, can't be arsed any more.

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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by XTreme » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:45 am

No....I'm just getting out of bed as normal!

I don't let Winter stop me!
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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by Smithers » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:13 pm

XTreme wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:45 am
No....I'm just getting out of bed as normal!

I don't let Winter stop me!
I see that the horse has kicked you out then? :D
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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by James in Brum » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:17 pm

I rode in this morning :-) can’t see me stopping to be honest.
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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by Beans » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:21 pm

Me too, still, conditions are on the damp side of reasonable so maybe the fact that I am still commuting on the bike doesn't mean I am hardcore

My chain went rusty overnight recently, bright orange. Broke my heart. I blame the gear oil that people on here recommend. It flings off and it washes off. I used the bike all of last winter never had this before and I was using specific chain lubes then
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Re: Has everyoen stopped commuting for the winter?

Post by Bianco2564 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:05 pm

Went to work on the scooter today and had a great ride home up the A361 ;roads were dry, relatively mild 10deg C and light traffic.
Even got some heat in the rear tyre.
If it stays dry overnight might use the R1 tomorrow

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