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post #11 of 114 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:35 AM
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I live in central Alberta and right now it's too cold to even take the snow mobiles out. I need to get the house build down in Texas. Bought some land back in 2008 and need to getter done!
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post #12 of 114 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by lakeforktx View Post
To you guys dreaming of living in a warmer area...it aint no fun riding in 100+degree heat for months on end...that gets old too...when your enjoying the ride at 80 its 105 in Texas with 90% humity ,we are sweating or balls off....
Point taken. Yeah, we (and I mean pretty much everyone) tend to have the grass is greener syndrome.

No doubt the weather here in the northeast sucks for riding and dealing with the elements can be a hassle, but come mid April through June the riding temps are great. Only a 6 week period during July and August of 90+ temps and 80+ humidity to deal with and usually during that time evening rides are perfect mid to high 70s. Then September and October are once again almost absolutely perfect for riding.

All things considered, it ain't all that bad.

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Well it gets hot in Missouri too ... this summer was a killer.
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Yes and no. Today I had a hospital appointment so I figured I'd check out the roads on two wheels - if you're going to fall off then what better time
Well it was hugely slippery out there and the rear let go once (and the front took this as an excuse to follow suit) but with suuuuuper smooth riding I managed to have a great time

The farming community has eased back on their farming to the point where the mud has disappeared from the roads, all the autumn leaves have rotted away and the temperature of the tarmac is just high enough for some grip. The tyres were cold and thus grumpy but with absolute concentration I managed to guide the bike along some A roads for a really nice run out

Up until now I have been defeated by local roads but this ride means I'm free from the car once more. Winter blues blown away. Until the ice sets in Of course if I was a talented rider I could have ridden through the smeg and now be looking forward to the ice ...

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post #17 of 114 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 12:07 PM
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Last year I stored the bike at a local HD shop, so out of sight out of mind. This year it's on the front porch (enclosed), so I have to stare at it everytime I come in or leave, makes it much harder. Only positive is I get to work on it through the winter. Hopefully only 4 more months to go, ugh!!!!
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Business+Family+Grandkids=Screwed for location....

Usually I can handle the winter pretty good, bike is stored back by my office so I greet her on the weekdays, she winks back with that green battery tender eye. It is beginning to drive me a bit nuts, don't know why this year. I've got some items that need to be taken care of, new shiny chrome parts to install, but when I'm done with that????

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Me. Getting tired of this 40*/60* stuff.

I want to ride in jeans and tee shirt in 90* weather again. I promise I won't ever complain about it being too hot again. Right.

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We had our first snow of the year last night, but I was out riding on
Christmas eve, so not bad for Canada. Looks like a cold spell (below freezing) for the next week, so I'll have to find something else to do.
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