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Offline Rubo

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Still riding in December cold!
« on: December 11, 2016, 09:21:42 AM »
20 degrees in Boston still riding.Only issue my cables shiftier are harder to operate and takes almost 10min of running to heat the engine.
I get wild looks from car guys.When I went gas station to put gas the attender was shocked.
I have new respect for my NH.She is tough!
Anyone still riding?

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 12:05:05 PM »
I stopped about 2 weeks ago. It was 10°F yesterday and I saw a guy riding in Ottawa. He looked like he was going snowmobiling.

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 02:24:38 PM »
Don't expose my Nighthawk to salted roads..
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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 06:45:07 PM »
I normally ride right through the winter, so long as there's no ice/snow or salt around.  My bike is out of service for some maintenance this year though.
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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 05:54:30 AM »
Still riding in northeast Texas, where winter can be cold and sometimes snowy/icy or sunny and 75.  I will leave the riding in low 20s to all you northerners with much respect.  We had a contest on the forum a few winters ago to get a pic with your bike and a public thermometer.  I got a pic with 12 degrees, but if remember someone from the midwest got a pic of sub 0. 
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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 12:03:56 PM »
I ride year round daily but granted south Texas doesn't get cold - I just have to be ready for a low of 32F and I'm covered.  Grew up in southern Ontario, so I know what real winter weather looks like. :)

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 06:04:26 PM »
I normally have put it away by now, but my inside room is a mess with home renovations, so it is still out in the garage.

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 09:09:06 PM »
I hope you not riding anymore... today Boston is... very cold, not to mention tomorrow morning.. Cause if you are, I must admit, you are brave

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2016, 04:35:40 AM »
Still riding in Central SC.  I get strange looks/comments when it's in the 30s, but thats about it.  Right now I'm hoping the weather holds so I can ride to FL this week.

Offline det-drbuzzard

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2017, 03:39:59 AM »
that was the refridgerated rider contest hot dog or something like that
I had to put my bikes in hibernation just after thanksgiving, still having effects from a food allergy

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 09:00:40 PM »
That was it doc.  Hope you get over your food allergy by the Spring thaw.
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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 07:13:49 AM »
Had mine out Monday.  It was 41 degrees and the only snow remaining was the piles in the parking lots.

3 days later, there's about 4 inches of snow on the ground that we got over night and the temperature is 4 degrees.

Screw you winter!

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 01:25:11 PM »
man I'm glad I don't live up north anymore.

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2017, 10:50:51 AM »
It was 26F the other morning and my record coldest commute yet.  I don't have winter gear per se, but do have a pullover, my jacket, and a riding raincoat which blocks the wind well.  :)

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2017, 10:57:51 AM »
According to Weather.com, it was 20 yesterday and 24 this morning.  Strangely it felt colder this morning on the ride in.  No way I could have done it on a NH.

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2017, 07:00:25 PM »
Its not December anymore but I did ride to work today. It got up to 65 today. First time ever I have ridden in January.

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Re: Still riding in December cold!
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2017, 09:02:43 PM »
65 in IN in January.  Crazy.  Highest I saw in my corner of TX today was 64.
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