Just move? Than you can ride all year around without the worry of snow.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'.
When it snows you can go skiing, snowboarding, or use a snowmobile. When it is really humid in Florida (which it is from February through November, and only mild relief in December and January) all you can do is sweat.I'm with you. The lousy winters in Utah pay for themselves up here by keeping all those left wing wackos who live and work in Oakland from moving here.
Translation: I couldn't take going to the Rounders' website and find out she was right.Believe me on this one, I don't need to check a stupid website to know what's up in Chicago when it comes to motorcycles and riding here. I've only been doing it for 40 years, so spare me the 'speaking from ignorance' bullshyt counselor.
Some cross country skiing, yes. We snowshoe too. Well, it's like snowshoe up the mountain, have lunch and then ski down. It's pretty cheap that way. Well actually it's free. Though the resorts try to convince people to pay to do the same thing on their property. I can still carry enough beer myself.Please tell me you either ski or snowboard.
I remember that winter. I had a '67 Beetle with snow tires I got for swampin' in N. Carolina...That lil' bastard was unstoppable, we had all kinds of fun zipping around in it.Since I was a parachute rigger in the navy I got to scam all kinds of cold weather gear out of the paraloft, so I had a dry suit, good for -20 degree North Atlantic wawa, wool long johns and layers of jackets and trench coats, with a pair of coveralls over the dry suit.
So anyway here I was bundled up and ready to ride in a Virginia Beach blizzard that was at about 15 degrees at the time. I was on my trusty CB100 Honda and made it all the way to the end of the main road out of NAS Oceana, and tried to stop. Hit some black ice and it dumped me into one of those big frozen ditches that run along next to the roads in VA.
Only took about 2 hours of grunting and cursing to get the waterlogged 100 out of the ditch, at which point I turned around, back to the base and swore never to try that again.
But then there was the time I had to ride the 100 up the 61 expressway in a blizzard so I wouldn't miss ships movement (Pier 9, Norfolk) When we got back after two weeks for a Carribex the honda was frozen to the lamp post I chained it to. Ah, memories...
Fantastic post, kenneth. Fantastic.From the Rounder's Website:
Feb 2007 - The roads were very icy and this is as far as I got (photo of bike in driveway) until it warmed above freezing and dried up a bit. I have no problem riding in the cold, but the conditions must be dry before venturing out into the below freezing weather. Riding in fresh snow is usually not a problem if one excercises due care, but I prefer using a smaller machine for those adventures.
Well I don't want to get in the middle of a Sachi/LR pissing match, but the idea of riding a street bike on public roads in ice and snow is ridiculous. Yes, I'm in FL, but I've traveled a lot, and even with 4 wheels those conditions are dangerous. The Rounders site clearly does not support the conclusion that people are operating bikes in those conditions, except for putzing around on dirt bikes in snowy fields.Fantastic post, kenneth. Fantastic.