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Old 12-01-2012, 05:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Winter - Ride or Hibernate?

Looking out the window I see fields that are sparkling white with a deep frost. The road is coated in a cocktail of corrosive salts, grits and a sprayed on sticky substance to keep the cocktail on the road surface.

Do I take the S3 for exercise, before it seizes up through inactivity or do I admit defeat, run up the white flag and take the car?

Somehow riding around, trying to avoid any unsalted areas of tarmac, whilst the rider and bike get covered in grot is thoroughly unappealing. The thought of sliding my pristine white S3 along the cold tarmac is affecting my thinking. Maybe I'll just have another cuppa and another think ...... Maybe I should just emigrate from this barren wilderness and seek sunnier climes?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's bloody hot in Australia, time for a riding holiday!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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South Carolina beckons.
Ride year around!
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wont be riding mine for all the reasons you stated hibernate or emigrate only 2 choices really.Im lucky that I can walk to work.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No reason to hibernate, I tend to just judge the conditions and ride accordingly, if its wet then the crap on the road eats everywhere so I do not bother. Alternatively if its dry but cold I find you can get a better ride early doors with less traffic and really enjoy it. I struggle with paying 12 months Tax and Insurance but laying the bike up for the winter.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sent the tax back on mine at the end of october, roll on spring
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Keep it off the road while the salt is about.

Mine's off the road but ready to go if we do get a good day.

Roll on Spring!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I went out the other day with the heated liner, with the temps around 50F. I was warm, but it's not as fun as a nice warm day. I'm going to change my oil soon, and park it for the winter. I'm hoping for some real cold weather so I can get out with the Mtn bike with the Nokian studded tires. The traction on ice is amazing!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm with you brother. Every morning I get up before work is a mental test as to whether take the bike or truck. One good morning this week, about 32 degrees F. Only problem is you have so much gear on it makes the riding more of a hassle than fun. It looks to be sunny and 50 today, so she will be getting out to the country roads.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Sent the tax back on mine at the end of october, roll on spring
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You didn't have very far to send the tax back .......... maybe even just a stroll round corner the to get the refund cash paid straight onto the palm of your hand.
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