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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Summer is winding down :(

Okay so here's another couple questions directed to all TWF members. When do you all STOP riding for the year? Or, do you?? *obviously the warmer climate areas can ride all year round--lucky ducks!!*

Also, when would you say the BEST time to buy a bike is? During the "off" season, or when it IS technically summer?

Sorry everyone..I'm dealin with a serious SUNBURN right and it's making me post crazy things because my body is literally ON FIRE!!!

Anyway... all for your !!
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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down here, we aint stop ridin fo nothin short of hurricanes. everything else, we ride year round in.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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I *usually* stop riding when it gets below 30 degrees...
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If it isn't raining I'm riding.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 10:21 AM
 
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I normally put her away for good around November sometime...with very sparse riding from Oct till then. Hell...my riding now is beyond sparse.



Best time (cheapest) is winter. Summer inflates prices exponentially.



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They had snow in Leadville and on the road up to Mount Evans in August. Snow or ice will keep me off the road, as will below-freezing temps. But I ride most days in the winter.
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I suppose I'm a wussy. It's been waaaay too hot for me to ride. I haven't ridden in about a month! One of the lovely side effects of my MS is that when I get too hot, I get somewhat uncoordinated and my brain kinda locks up. Makes riding a bit dicey.....not worth the risk. I do most of my riding October through about March. Love those 70 degree, cloudless sky days

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i dont stop riding in the winter, it just becomes more opportunistic.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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for me, it depends on how soon the weather turns cold. 2 years ago we had a 70 degree day on january 1st. you bet i was out riding that day!! i'll always be prepared for that unusually warm winter day...but i'll probably quit after this month and start readying my bike for hibernation.
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Year round rider here.....
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''STOP RIDING ARE U '' oh im sorry i forgot i live in southern california my bad

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The climate in Northern AL allows us to ride year-round.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 05:55 PM
 
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best time is right before christmas....... everyone needs money for the holidays.... and they haven't ridden it for a month... and it will be a couple more months before they can ride again......
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 06:06 PM
 
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woot!!!!!!!! first day of spring down under! so i get to starts riding again ! i did ribe the spur on sunday It was fantastic ! ...

I am so happy i get to skite now, as i have been reading all ya'll posts of good riding days for the last few months and have been very jealous ,

so just to recap

woot for me !
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Year round, all weather! Snow stops me, but other than that I have all the gear.
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I stop at temps under 40 degrees and winterize after the first snow flies... usually in December. Then I tend to get it out in March... but I won't ride unless it rains and washes off all the salt!!




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Okay so here's another couple questions directed to all TWF members. When do you all STOP riding for the year? Or, do you?? *obviously the warmer climate areas can ride all year round--lucky ducks!!*
Um, we don't stop riding. We don't know the meaning of "put the bike up for winter" here.

Seriously, as summer winds down and we get into September - November, that's the best riding weather for us. Lower humidity, not as much rain, winds are gentle (Springtime, while it has nice temps, is VERY windy here in NE Fla). I'll probably break out my leather jacket around mid-November, might even use the liner in it a couple times in December, but that's about it. I can only think of maybe 4 or 5 mornings last winter where I looked at the forecast and went "OMFG... no way... too cold." (though I would like to get some overpants before winter this year).
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Well, usually when the snow and ice come and STAY!
Winterize (put in sta-bil) after first snow flies, and then park it when the snow don't go away again.
Bring it out first time the streets are clear of snow and ice.

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I *usually* stop riding when it gets below 30 degrees...
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long enuff to get the major off season mods done
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