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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 02:04 AM
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Gah... no sleep! I took my Tbird out on a massive 3 mile trip yesterday during a break in the rain. Filled 'er up and dropped by the Post Office. The envious looks I got from guys on the road was well worth being the only rider on the road I had a grin on my face for an hour afterwards... just so nice to be in the saddle even if it's only for 20 minutes.

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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
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You pic looks much like my bike right now...I put mine to sleep a couple weeks ago. :-(
Bunch of lightweights.
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Bunch of lightweights.
Feel free to ride through blizzards if you wish. Should you ever make it this far, I'd be more that happy to help you defrost with an adult beverage. I'll wave when I ride through KC next July on my way to the West Coast ... that'll be me in the T-shirt waving as I go by ...

Gotta go ... the game is back on and the wings are getting cold.

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I won't be able to sleep tonight thinking about that crap ...

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I was genuinely afraid the bare lane would run out that day, but it didn't. I have a side car rig now, so I can ride right on the ice and snow.

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