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Some days its just not worth taking the risk with your bike. Got up this morning thinking it could be a nice day to go for a ride even though its been very cold recently. Now I don't get snow very often as I live next to the river Thames but this morning is a different story. Now if I had a scrambler, I would probably be daft enough to think of taking a chance.

Any of you done some riding in the snow?

So I might as well settle down with my laptop and do a bit of work from home, thats if I can get off this site!!!



[ This message was edited by: GOZO on 2007-02-08 05:01 ]
 

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I learned to ride on ice and in the snow, on a honda 305 scrambler. I was 14 years old, and during the course of that first winter, that scrambler and I went down literally every day. Being 14 I just bounced back up, bent the brake lever or handlebars back in almost position, and continued on.
moral- buy a cheap beater bike to ride in the snow, and if you are already older with more brittle bones, take that into consideration. One good thing, it will teach you incredible balance and bike control, if you stay with it
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I used to ride in ice and snow all the time but now that I have the choice to take the car in such weather, a more expensive bike oh and older bones! I don't.
 

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I rode my old BMW R60 in the snow. I did cheat a bit, by waiting for the temperature to come up some. The bike handled it pretty well as long as I watched my speed and planned turns and stops carefully. It's sort've like riding in deep sand...everything is fine as long as you stay in the same rut. Things get dicey when you start "crossing the grain".
 

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It's been a long time since I've ridden in snow.... back in the mid-60's. I'd ride the Beeza to college classes on clear roads, only to come out later in the day to find the bike (and the roads) covered with the white stuff. I did fine until I came to the rr tracks that ran diagonal to the street. No matter how I tried to cross perpendicular to the tracks, I dropped like a sack of potatoes every time. I'll leave the ice/snow riding to the younger guys.

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Saw some guy riding a scooter around SW London, with L-plates, yesterday at about 10 in the morning when there was still a mixture of slush, snow and salt all smeared and piled across the roads. He had his left foot stuck out to "save" him. Two thoughts; 1) He/she must be desperate; 2) Please let him fall over somewhere soft.
 
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