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#977482 - 01/04/17 04:24 AM Re: Winter [Re: Whip]  
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Originally Posted By: Whip"
Get your maps out and plan a trip...... Torrey would be good start.

Cabin #9 has an open bar and a hug waiting for ya.


Kind of depends on who's doing the hugging, but a warm, sunny ride between Torrey and Escalante sounds a whole lot better than walking the dog through the snowdrifts, like I just did.

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#977483 - 01/04/17 04:49 AM Re: Winter [Re: Thylacine]  
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Say what you will about DC, but the Mid-Atlantic offers year-round riding if you're reasonably hale & hearty and have some decent winter gear (my only heated kit is a pair of battery powered socks). I was out on New Year's Day for 3 hours, and while a bit brisk, it was altogether tolerable. A lot of hungover idiots on the road, though. I'm good down to about 24 degrees F as long as the roads are dry, but this past Sunday it was about 44... not bad for early January.

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#977490 - 01/04/17 12:57 PM Re: Winter [Re: Thylacine]  
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During the winter we get 4 or 5 crap days, then it turns nice for 3 or 4. Today is a nice one, low 70,s. Going to take the ole airhead out today. It just keeps staring at me when I walk through the garage

#977495 - 01/04/17 02:12 PM Re: Winter [Re: Thylacine]  
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Yeah, temps are going to be in the negatives this week. Which means the ice on the lakes will firm up (hopefully). I really need to get myself a 450 that I could swap between supermoto and ice. There's no reason to stop riding if you really don't want to cool.

#977497 - 01/04/17 02:26 PM Re: Winter [Re: Thylacine]  
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Bike Week is only a couple months away!

Change your mindset. Winter is the time to take the panels off and do all that maintenance you put off during the summer.

RPG


Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.

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#977529 - 01/04/17 04:58 PM Re: Winter [Re: Thylacine]  
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I saw a sport bike riding along the beach this morning. Probably some young pup going to work, in 27°.

#977530 - 01/04/17 05:10 PM Re: Winter [Re: Thylacine]  
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I'm about to head out for a 'pleasure' ride. 19 here. smile 'Gotta take the cookies when they're passed' as my Grandfather used to say.

Can't stop moving . . .


Dave
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#977539 - 01/04/17 06:21 PM Re: Winter [Re: Thylacine]  
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Hey Thylacine, I love Utah but there is no way I can take snow anymore. I grew up in the white stuff, took my drivers test in a snow storm, and eventually said enough. I feel your pain and as a matter of fact, the term for what you are going through is PMS - Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.

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#977562 - 01/05/17 12:32 AM Re: Winter [Re: Sonor]  
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Quote:
PMS - Parked Motorcycle Syndrome

And, the fix is TMR - Therapeutic Motorcycle Ride!!


Peter

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#977564 - 01/05/17 12:42 AM Re: Winter [Re: Sonor]  
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Originally Posted By: Sonor
Hey Thylacine, I love Utah but there is no way I can take snow anymore. I grew up in the white stuff, took my drivers test in a snow storm, and eventually said enough. I feel your pain and as a matter of fact, the term for what you are going through is PMS - Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.


+1

I grew up in Alaska and am good at driving on snow. Spent a few years in Colorado with a mild version of it. Once rode home from work on two wheels in 4 inches of snow. I am happy now to live where I don't have to deal with it.


Will

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