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I just want to ride. When im driving down the road i fantasize that i am riding, but it is icy and snowy and im sad and depressed.
I think im going to buy a triumph this spring. I like sidercars, im thinking about a Ural too, but i dont know anything about them other than that they are BMW-esque. SWMBO says shell roll in a sidecar but not on my bike...iurfiuhvifviubfipuhgfweiohgh.....winter sucks...homebrewin' is great. It just tastes better, like home cookin'.
 

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"Seriously - we have guys up in Alaska and Canada who are still riding."

Fine, as long as they are riding in the middle of nowhere. John there lives in Cleveland. I said it before and it is worth repeating that anyone that rides on snow and ice in an urban area is a complete idiot. ShingleJohn, it is much better to be depressed than run over by a truck that can't stop. DO NOT listen to people that say it is safe. It isn't. Wait until the roads are dry and then ride. Don't be an idiot.
 

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"Seriously - we have guys up in Alaska and Canada who are still riding."

Fine, as long as they are riding in the middle of nowhere. John there lives in Cleveland. I said it before and it is worth repeating that anyone that rides on snow and ice in an urban area is a complete idiot. ShingleJohn, it is much better to be depressed than run over by a truck that can't stop. DO NOT listen to people that say it is safe. It isn't. Wait until the roads are dry and then ride. Don't be an idiot.
Oh for heaven's sake, LR. No one is suggesting that he take stupid risks. The guys (and women) who ride through the winter choose bikes (usually small dp bikes) and tires to handle the snow and ice. They also stud their tires, so they have decent grip. They choose their routes so they don't have to worry much about traffic. And I should add that several of the riders who live in the northeast and midwest -- not exactly out in the stick -- are still riding.

Just because wimps like you won't pull your head out of your burrow until summer doesn't mean that people can't ride safely on ice and snow if they know how to do it.
 

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"Seriously - we have guys up in Alaska and Canada who are still riding."

Fine, as long as they are riding in the middle of nowhere. John there lives in Cleveland. I said it before and it is worth repeating that anyone that rides on snow and ice in an urban area is a complete idiot. ShingleJohn, it is much better to be depressed than run over by a truck that can't stop. DO NOT listen to people that say it is safe. It isn't. Wait until the roads are dry and then ride. Don't be an idiot.
I ride in winter all the time because I use a freaking snowmobile. Riding a bike on ice? You could put paddles and pontoons on and ride on water too, but since they make boats why would you? You could probably cobble some wings and a fan blade on and fly a motorcycle too, but since they make airplanes, why TF would you?
 

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I rode to work the other day. Left in the AM, dry roads, 41 degrees. When I got out of work, it had snowed, melted on the roads, 34 degrees. Rode home (slowly and safely). Driveway was ice. Yikes!!! The Weather Channel totally got that one wrong (was supposed to be 41 all day long).
 

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First, you are suggesting he take stupid risks by riding on snow and ice in an urban area. Studded tires are illegal in most states, so your advice is not only dumb, but illegal also. There are no routes with no traffic in most urban areas. This is especially true in the snow and ice where people can't stop or go very well. It took me 45 minutes to go 3 miles a couple of weeks ago and I commute on streets with normal traffic. Please name a midwest rider that rides in Chicago in the snow and ice. I have never seen or heard of anyone that stupid, but please give me a name that I can look them up. I'd love to check out how much they ride and how much is bullshyt. So anyone that doesn't ride on snow and ice is a wimp? I guess I may be wimp, but I'm certainly not a f&cking idiot. Nobody 'knows how' to avoid a car that can't stop and is going to plow into them. Here, it doesn't matter what you can do, it only matters what other drivers can do, and they drive like shyt when the weather gets bad. To ShingleJohn, go get a dirt bike and find an off-road area to ride in the winter. DO NOT listen to any idiot that tells you that riding in the snow and ice in Cleveland is perfectly safe. You already know it isn't by watching the idiots run off the roads and into each other every time it snows. Just imagine one of them running into you, be smart and stay off the roads during those times. You may be called a wimp, but at least you won't be called into emergency surgery.
 

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I rode to work the other day. Left in the AM, dry roads, 41 degrees. When I got out of work, it had snowed, melted on the roads, 34 degrees. Rode home (slowly and safely). Driveway was ice. Yikes!!! The Weather Channel totally got that one wrong (was supposed to be 41 all day long).
Don't even get me started on those weather gypsies. Over here on Tuesday and Wednesday there was a 40% chance of snow Tuesday night with 10% chance or rain on Wednesday morning.

What we got was 1.85 inches of freezing rain in a 36 hour period. Everything was covered in ice. This is the fifth time the weather tards have complete screwed it up since the week before Christmas.

Hell, with THAT type of track record I could be a meteorologist and just as accurate.
 

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I rode a freaking '94 Magna 90 miles through freezing rain and snow. It's not something I will do again by choice. Even if I had a badazz DP I couldn't stud the tires and still be legal anyway.
 

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I went riding for an hour a week ago between storms, the temps warmed up enough to cleared up the ice and snow off the roads and the rain hadn't set in yet, now we have monsoon rain and snow melt flooding the sh*t out of everything. Supposed to be a drying trend starting today so I'm going to try to ride in tomorrow, between snow storms and heavy rain I've been stuck driving for a month, I didn't even get out of four wheel drive for a week with this last go'round.
We get a few days of +40 and most of the ice melts and just when I'm thinking, "Hey! I can go for a ride tomorrow!", it plummets back to 15 degrees overnight and another freaking snowstorm blows through. #[email protected]! the weather gods!
 

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I went riding for an hour a week ago between storms, the temps warmed up enough to cleared up the ice and snow off the roads and the rain hadn't set in yet, now we have monsoon rain and snow melt flooding the sh*t out of everything. Supposed to be a drying trend starting today so I'm going to try to ride in tomorrow, between snow storms and heavy rain I've been stuck driving for a month, I didn't even get out of four wheel drive for a week with this last go'round.
 

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First, you are suggesting he take stupid risks by riding on snow and ice in an urban area. . . . .
You are too easy to bait. :D

LR, just because YOU don't want to do it doesn't mean that others are not willing AND ABLE to do it. If you don't want to, that's perfectly fine with me. But you can't win an argument by yelling louder, which is all you know how to do.

Wimp.
 

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What's winter? Is that something that happens back East? Brrr, it's going to be a chilly 78 degrees here in LALA land today. Have to break out a sweater.
 

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Tuesday is was dry and 35 degrees in Connecticut, so I went riding. Yesterday, major Ice storm. Today, in the past hour we've already had snow, ice, and sun.

Connecticut doesn't allow snowmobiles on public roads, and allows studded tires from November 1 to March 31, so, if you want to ride on snowy roads, a carefully spec'ed winter bike is a viable way to go. If I had the extra bucks, I'd seriously consider it.
 

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Sorry, but your stupid advice is just stupid advice. Calling me names doesn't change that fact. I gave you more reasons than you can refute as to why it is stupid. Give me the names of all the brave souls riding around Chicago in the winter. Just one would do. I can 't find any, and that certainly speaks louder than anything you said. Until you can come up with some names, your name calling is just as ignorant as your advice. I ride here. You don't.
 

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Yeah, i dont thnk ill be doing any snowy riding any time soon. id have to shovel my driveway for an hour just to get the damn garage door open. I have had a few lucky days in the 40's that i went out, and then two weeks ago a random day in the 60's(cleveland weather is crazy) where i went for about a four hour ride through the flats. It was nice but made my longing worse.

for now ill just sit back have a few homebrews and watch the Cavs tear the NBA up.
 

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Sorry, but your stupid advice is just stupid advice. Calling me names doesn't change that fact.
Did you even check the Rounders site? I thought not.

Skepticism is ok, LR, but if you don't check things out to see how they are done, you're just speaking from ignorance. Similar to your ignorance about Iron Butt riding. Sorry.
 
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