be interested to hear peoples thoughts on riding through the winter months,.
Do you ride through winter
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................................................................................yep, prep bike SDoc, ware gore-tex, turn on the heated grips, jobs a good'n.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit
Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad
Have done for the last 30 years and I can't see me stopping now.
I have to be honest, and say I am worried about my 16 year old daughter who is about to ride her first winter. It's made worse by the fact that she's on a restricted (kind of!) moped and can't do more than about 40 mph.
I've made it clear to her that if she is worried about the weather then she should leave the pe at home and call me to collect her (I'll probably do so on a bike anyway, but don't want her to feel she has to take any chances she's not happy with).
Personally, the more winters I ride through the less of an issue it is!
even a smile in snow
i really enjoy riding through winter, not as die hard as i used to be but still enjoy, not so many motorcylists about,
................... i just stick my snow board gear over my bike gear to keep warm. and i dont like cars as there are boring as hell
.did you get any takers for your garden
.Dose the pope have a wank?
Only icy wet roads stop me from riding ( no way am I sliding my bike down the road! See pic)
Heated grips Huh! Stick yer hands on the engine when ya stop at red lights.
Thermal long Johns & shirts are for old people.
I don't get angry, I get even
As soon as the gritters come out the Tuono gets locked down!! Never to see the light of day till the first rains of spring have washed away the dreaded enemy!!
Call me a whus if u like but I ain't paying good money to let salt rot it away!!!
That's what the car is for!!!
Brake lights are contagious...
Riding in winter
My bikes are insured and used all year round. I don't however take them out in the worst of the weather and certainly keep them away from gritted/salty roads.
..................... best thing to do is to keep your mint summer bike in a shed and ride a old rat bike over winter that does not matter if it get messed up. thats what i do keep my bmw off the road after the start of dec and then run my pitbike for 2months in the snow. as 2bikes are cheaper to insure than a bike and a car.
I'll ride on dry winter days. Heated grips and bar muffs mean summer gloves all year round.
the is nothing better than riding along as its snow hard.
and it going to be fun riding inthe winter fog as you cant see fck all and most bikes have not got fog lights
.Do I ride through the winter?
NO!! Had 17 years of having to as only had bike license.Why freeze when you can sit in a warm car.No one ever fell off a car on a patch of ice either.Plus all that salt f*cks your bike up.Off the road end of October or mid November depending on when the gritters come out and back on April or May.Riding a bike is supposed to be a pleasure not punishment.
...I'm with Stealth and CB13 on this one, Why risk your bike or ride in the winter if you dont have to, and by the way I have done in the past out of neccessity not choice, could'nt afford a car and bike in those days.
Its alright in a sliding lateral motion kind of way...
It was the only time I've ever highsided.
Snow during daylight is all right.
Night is not good.
Sadly my Honda has given up already, and has started waiting for spring. Didn't help that I ran it out of petrol...
and the joys of being a jobless skint student means it won't have to run until January anyway.
used all year round
I ride all through the year and have just gotten back from an 880 mile round trip ride to germany on one of my bikes. I 've bought cheap run around bikes to use through the winter and keep my best bikes for when the road conditions are better.
I have heated gloves, all in one waterproofs, and decent wet/ cold weather gear so all year round riding aint a problem for me.
Ride thru winter ?
I`d rather stick rusty nails in my japs eye than suffer the wet n cold !
Scruffy winter bike, good, warm waterproofs and heated grips. No problem.
I don't do icy any more. There's a limit to the excitement I can handle nowadays.
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. (Christopher Robin to Pooh – A.A.Milne)
**certainly not **
why would anybody with any sense risk life and limb in snow and ice ,when a nice warm welcoming car heater is at ones disposal, i feel sorry for the poor sods who have no other alternative but the bike, but id wouldnt fancy putting close on 12 grands worth of bike on a frozen ice and salt ridden road.
Ill be out this Winter
Not on Blade hes already tooked up until spring.
"If i need the Moon, ill bring it down myself"...