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on thursday, the rain will be gone, partly cloudy and close to 50 degrees or warmer. I want to ride my bike- if there is any residual salt will that do anything to the bike? I intend to wipe it down real well if it is damp at all. any suggestions? :???:
 

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I don't know dude. As white as the roads were after the 10 inches we got last week we would need a good downpour to wash all that salt off the asphalt. here in rock county the salt looked like heavy powder on top of the road. I just couldn'tdo that to my baby unless I could hose her off good afterward.
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Hey Tom, no doubt about it, go for a ride! How many warm days will Mother Nature share with you this time of year. If you don't, it would be bad for your's and Bonnies soul, plus the gods may be pissed if you don't appreciate this gift and make it a hellish spring! All this adds up to you having no other option.

On a serious note, I went for a ride this week after the mini snow storm we had was long gone. Some residual salt, but the roads were mainly clear with just white staining outside the wheel tracks. If it is dry and you take well traveled roads you will most likely have little or none to worry about. Give a wipe of Pledge or cleaner of your choice on everything you can reach and then hose off when you get home, dry and treat again on surfaces. Many folks here live near coastal areas with constant exposure to the sea air, a little exta care in your case should keep her from being a rust bucket.

Enjoy the ride.
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OK, I changed my mind. today the roads don't look bad. snow and ice is all melted, blacktop looks black, look out cagers, here I come. salt shouldn't be an issue' just look out for sand!!! should I change my oil again after days like this and then let it sit for a month when there is snow? :???:
 

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48, 46 ,49 and 40 degrees thursday, friday, saturday and sunday, 10% chance of rain- I may go after work -39 degrees tonight and it is sunny outside. Just stay on the dry parts- let ya all know!!
 

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I don't know, its only 32 F right now in the sunshine!

Subtract 20 degree just for the bike moving.

Add all that nice salt and sand on the road.

It would be a hard core ride. Have fun.
 

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I rode to work today- was about 48 degrees- loved it!!!! :wink:
 

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It took me 4 hours to figure out what out fn standing meant

I took 2 hours off (my last vacation until 2007) today because I look outside and the sun has been out for about 3 hours- and I am going to burn a tank of petrol or as they say in Wisconsin- GAS. I had a dude in a chevy impala with his chick by his side going home last night and he tried from the parking lane to beat me from a green light at 3 different lights. what does a chevy impala 4 door with a 160 hp V-6 do 0-30 mph? 9 seconds? LOL, I just let out the clutch and twisted the twister to about 35 and he came back and tried 2 more times? I let him beat me the 4th time- made his day. and i don't even drag race?
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Sorry about the shorthand Tom. I told my wife I would try not to cuss any more, but she reminded me I wasn't cussing any less! lol... Sounds like a fun ride and that is worthy of a high five and a fn a any day!!

I have as much fun, maybe more, on those rides where it was just a pure freebie. I'm glad you took some "me" time and enjoyed yourself.

Merry Christmas
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