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Re: Summer over

Post by hawkeyefxr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 am

Don't ride in the winter, end of. Yea i know some of you will say i am not a true biker and all that shit. However i did my winter riding time when i was younger, rain, hail, 6 inches of snow, day in day out to go to work, that was normal. Have to say the best time of all was with an outfit in the snow, great fun.
Now though it has to be dry and warm.

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Re: Summer over

Post by XTreme » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:36 am

hawkeyefxr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 am
Don't ride in the winter, end of. Yea i know some of you will say i am not a true biker and all that shit. However i did my winter riding time when i was younger, rain, hail, 6 inches of snow, day in day out to go to work, that was normal. Have to say the best time of all was with an outfit in the snow, great fun.
Now though it has to be dry and warm.
Exactly! We had to do it......no choice!

Usually in a greasy Belstaff that covered you in black marks.......and "waterproof" gloves and boots that weren't.

The worst bit was the sponge on your goggles getting drenched and compressing the cold water onto your face!

No inclination to go through that shit again!

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Re: Summer over

Post by hawkeyefxr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:47 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:36 am
hawkeyefxr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 am
Don't ride in the winter, end of. Yea i know some of you will say i am not a true biker and all that shit. However i did my winter riding time when i was younger, rain, hail, 6 inches of snow, day in day out to go to work, that was normal. Have to say the best time of all was with an outfit in the snow, great fun.
Now though it has to be dry and warm.
Exactly! We had to do it......no choice!

Usually in a greasy Belstaff that covered you in black marks.......and "waterproof" gloves and boots that weren't.

The worst bit was the sponge on your goggles getting drenched and compressing the cold water onto your face!

No inclination to go through that shit again!

You have been there . :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Summer over

Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:34 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:36 am
hawkeyefxr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 am
Don't ride in the winter, end of. Yea i know some of you will say i am not a true biker and all that shit. However i did my winter riding time when i was younger, rain, hail, 6 inches of snow, day in day out to go to work, that was normal. Have to say the best time of all was with an outfit in the snow, great fun.
Now though it has to be dry and warm.
Exactly! We had to do it......no choice!

Usually in a greasy Belstaff that covered you in black marks.......and "waterproof" gloves and boots that weren't.

The worst bit was the sponge on your goggles getting drenched and compressing the cold water onto your face!

No inclination to go through that shit again!
Not even on your ER5 ?

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Re: Summer over

Post by XTreme » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:38 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:34 pm
XTreme wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:36 am
hawkeyefxr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 am
Don't ride in the winter, end of. Yea i know some of you will say i am not a true biker and all that shit. However i did my winter riding time when i was younger, rain, hail, 6 inches of snow, day in day out to go to work, that was normal. Have to say the best time of all was with an outfit in the snow, great fun.
Now though it has to be dry and warm.
Exactly! We had to do it......no choice!

Usually in a greasy Belstaff that covered you in black marks.......and "waterproof" gloves and boots that weren't.

The worst bit was the sponge on your goggles getting drenched and compressing the cold water onto your face!

No inclination to go through that shit again!
Not even on your ER5 ?
Never had an ER5! Have you missed your meds today Bob? :lol:

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Re: Summer over

Post by XTreme » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:41 pm

I battled through the onset of Winter again.........while all you blowhards just talk shit on the Internet.

And it wasn't easy either.......temps about 30C.

Bordering on a Testicular Perspiration situation in fact. :shock:
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Re: Summer over

Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:50 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:38 pm
fastbob wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:34 pm
XTreme wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:36 am


Exactly! We had to do it......no choice!

Usually in a greasy Belstaff that covered you in black marks.......and "waterproof" gloves and boots that weren't.

The worst bit was the sponge on your goggles getting drenched and compressing the cold water onto your face!

No inclination to go through that shit again!
Not even on your ER5 ?
Never had an ER5! Have you missed your meds today Bob? :lol:
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Re: Summer over

Post by Mr Fro » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:17 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:36 am
hawkeyefxr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 am
Don't ride in the winter, end of. Yea i know some of you will say i am not a true biker and all that shit. However i did my winter riding time when i was younger, rain, hail, 6 inches of snow, day in day out to go to work, that was normal. Have to say the best time of all was with an outfit in the snow, great fun.
Now though it has to be dry and warm.
Exactly! We had to do it......no choice!

Usually in a greasy Belstaff that covered you in black marks.......and "waterproof" gloves and boots that weren't.

The worst bit was the sponge on your goggles getting drenched and compressing the cold water onto your face!

No inclination to go through that shit again!
The thing for me though is I didn't give it a thought back in the day... Snow on the ground? Bung a few more layers on. Home time and your gear is still soaking? Ah well, it's only 20 miles or so... Two wheels were my only choice

These days: looks like rain? f**k it, I'll take the car. :lol:

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Re: Summer over

Post by JRH » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:51 pm

Yep. Get off the bike. Do a little jump and all the frozen snow and ice falls off. Carry 2 pairs of gloves cause the first pair will not be dry come home time. Fun times, not.
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Re: Summer over

Post by Mr Fro » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:04 pm

JRH wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Yep. Get off the bike. Do a little jump and all the frozen snow and ice falls off. Carry 2 pairs of gloves cause the first pair will not be dry come home time. Fun times, not.
Ooh, I couldn't afford two pairs of gloves back then - what an extravagance!

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Re: Summer over

Post by brad93 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:04 pm

Still warm enough! Went out today still wearing my summer gloves, surprised how warm I was even just wearing a t shirt under my jacket

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Re: Summer over

Post by dynax » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:34 am

brad93 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Still warm enough! Went out today still wearing my summer gloves, surprised how warm I was even just wearing a t shirt under my jacket
That's all i ever wear under my jacket, was out for 2 hours and was still warm :thumb:
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Re: Summer over

Post by hawkeyefxr » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:04 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, funny now but not then.

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Re: Summer over

Post by S-Westerly » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:00 pm

hawkeyefxr wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:04 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, funny now but not then.
Ditto, rode home from my GF's place after midnight one January back in 1979 wearing ordinary jeans. When I got home about an hour later I couldn't get off the bike except by sliding backwards off the seat and then found my legs weren't working properly. The pain when the circulation returned was a little bit eyewatering. Thank god for modern technical clothing!
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Re: Summer over

Post by hawkeyefxr » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:13 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:00 pm
hawkeyefxr wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:04 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, funny now but not then.
Ditto, rode home from my GF's place after midnight one January back in 1979 wearing ordinary jeans. When I got home about an hour later I couldn't get off the bike except by sliding backwards off the seat and then found my legs weren't working properly. The pain when the circulation returned was a little bit eyewatering. Thank god for modern technical clothing!

Never had pain in the legs, they just didn't work lol. I have had pains in the fingers, it was excruciating as they came to.

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