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Dan Aspel  says:

MCN’s Winter Biking Heroes of 2010

MCN called, and you the readers have responded. We’ve heard some harrowing tales of -8C rides, wild and grip-less backends and riders who just won’t get off their bikes, whatever the weather. Enjoy these pictures, sent in by some of the hardiest bikers MCN has the pleasure to call readers. 

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JustBe

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JustBe says:

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Wish I coulda taken a picture of myself sliding down the road cause I low sided.

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

Apart from the guy on the gixxer who migth actually be going somewhere, the majority appear to be people with trail bikes pratting around. That makes you a hero does it?

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

My coldest day in the saddle was in Iran

Woke up in Tabriz to half a metre of overnight snow in early December 2001. Tried to escape in the afternoon. Slithered 20km up the road before aborting and u-turning. Next day no additional snow but roads treacherous with ice. I rode south toward Hamadan 160km in 8 hours. Stopping every 10-20 minutes to hug the engine of my NX650 Dommie to restore some feeling to the hands. This was with winter gloves and extended hand guards to protect against the chill wind. I cannot recall the number of front end slides I had but they were plentiful. Two wheeled drifts (off which there were a few too) on a fully ladened overland machine are not much chop either. Never dropped the old girl though!


To top it all off Iran has the worlds worst cuisine and officially no alcohol (well the next day I shared beer, grappa and 'substances' with a friendly local) - so not much in the way of satisfying reward at days end. Those points apart it's a fascinating country.

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FORCE3D

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FORCE3D says:

My ride today was -10c in freezing fog, all I can say is thank god my VFR can take this kind of abuse, the inside of my visor kept freezing shut!!!

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drsqueelgood

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drsqueelgood says:

Me too!

The wind chill factor on my ride from NW Kent into London today must have been well into the minus double figures!!! Still beats using the dodgy and overpriced Network SouthEast trains though!!!!

My little CG is a gem whatever the weather throws at it.

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