Originally Posted by BigGuy82
When it hits 45 degrees, that's my cutoff. Bundling up and plugging in isn't my idea of a fun time ... I'm more of a T-shirt guy. My Tourmaster jacket is good down to about 45 and after that, I'm pretty much done.
That said, if I get a warm day, I'm ready to roll, but we probably won't see anything warm enough for me until March/April.
I was overplaying, my hand a bit
1. We only get a few decent months of summer here, and June gives us 50% of our precipitation for the year, July and August have hail, and the weather only really settles down in September.
2. In winter we get far less precipitation, and the sun, even when it's below freezing. still dries up the roads.
3. In Calgary we get Chinooks! God's gift to bikers! It's a weather inversion so that at ground level it could be 40f to 60f while 100ft in the air it could be minus 40. So in riding terms it's cool but dry!
We still get massive amounts of horrible winter weather, but we get those windows of opportunity.
If we didn't get Chinooks the riding season would be basically non-existent: 9 months of winter and 3 months of bad sledding.
And I'd be posting on a skiidoo forum