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Old 10-22-2012, 06:01 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I'm a seasonal rider. Once the temps fall below 40 F, I'm done.

I hate the cold and really don't want to leave the house if it's colder than that.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:08 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Here in NE PA our beloved Penn Dot uses a liquid spray calcium that is sprayed on the day before or the day of a storm. It is super corosive as is activated by moisture great stuff! Our local garages say it's just not good week without a few brake/fuel line jobs. So i'm really fussy when riding in the winter months as the cold isn't really a problem but the corosion is.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #63 (permalink)
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I'm in NE Ohio and ride whenever the roads aren't icy or covered with salt. Actually, I prefer riding in cooler temps than in the summer when there's no escape from the heat. Winter riding can be very nice with temps in the upper 30's and sun. My favorite season is Fall though, October in particular.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:45 PM   #64 (permalink)
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I am just outside of buffalo ny and i just got my first bike in early Oct. We have been having a really mild winter so far and i have just about 2K miles on my 2013 Scrambler. I am hoping to get her out at least once or twice every few weeks over the winter. I did just give her a good cleaning this morning, put her in the garage and hooked her up to the battery tender. The snow is supposed to be coming this weekend. I will just wait and see.....
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #65 (permalink)
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In southern CA it's definitely easy to ride year round. Especially since I lived inland where it stays warmer anyway. Going up north can be a gamble, but for commuting it's just bundling up if I feel a little chilled.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Spoiled, know where near fourth season type riding around here but wind chill does get nippy. Don't have a job to commute to.... But would like not to be hampered by conditions to go for a ride, 6months 7,500 miles on my thrux. My usually rides average around 200+ miles lately 50-60 due to the cold and the wet.

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Here in Florida pretty much from mid May to early Sept the bikes are pretty much put away except for the occasional quick short hop. The summers here are very hot and extremely wet. Though the nights are usually dry.

Winter is wonderful though, very rarely will the temps drop below freezing.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #68 (permalink)
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i ride year round. don't own a car, the wife has one but i don't.

here in North Texas it can get COLD! not really any snow or ice to deal with. When we get snow or ice for the 2-3 days of "winter" i just work from home. it was 32f this morning with 15-20 mph winds. when i head home it will be about 50f. just have to layer up properly, don't have heated gear.

just have to change your riding style for the weather. and have the right gear. people say i am nuts for riding during winter, put my rides home from work are very theraputic. just ask my wife.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I'm primarily a seasonal rider....mainly for safety reasons. Don't like exposing myself to unnecessary risks. Riding a bike is risky enough without wet, wind, and limited visibility. Even with a bicycle, I'm what's referred to as a "fair weather rider."

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Old 12-20-2012, 04:20 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Pretty much a seasonal rider here. Don't enjoy riding in crappy weather, but if it's dry and not icy then I'll take the bike out for a shortish spin
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