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Nov 12

Posts: 12

Tips for winter riding?

Hi, I've been riding since the summer, recently took my test so now restricted to 33bhp (did the test on my 125 Varadero) 

Basically, planning on continuing to use the bike as my main mode of transport come rain or shine, I've got waterproofs, I've got base layers from doing various sports but would welcome any further advice on riding through winter. 


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Jan 11

Posts: 8403

aehewitt says:

And another thing...

If you do have a "moment"on black ice like i did this morning, recover from it quickly.Get back into relaxed riding mode asap,because going all tense will affect your riding...... :wacko:

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Feb 10

Posts: 1953

SlowLearner says:

All-Winter riding

Yeah, when it's really frosty and nothing but a solid sheet of ice over the road, that's when I get up extra early, and tip a few buckets of icy water over myself in the shower to get myself ready.  Anything less is just wussy.

Sorry, I was thinking (or at least writing!) like an all-year rounder BB, who for some reason can't get over themselves - ruins the "quiet respect" one might otherwise have. :wink:


Preunit:  You too eh?   I don't know if it was stupidity, or just not knowing any better.   At least a CD175 had a fair chance of making the trip, unlike an LC with an edgy tuning, needing to be rebuilt from a blow-up every few thousand miles.

All the same, that was a fine bike... must have been damned good, actually, because I picked up a lot more girls on that RD250LC than I have on my FJR1300 :lol:

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Apr 08

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AdieR says:

Bad weather riding



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Jun 11

Posts: 67

It was a ....

7 layer day today for me. The world would have to freeze over before I got cold. Plus heated grips, muffs and heated insoles. It's once I get off that I realise how cold it actually is.

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Dec 10

Posts: 11938

preunit says:


"or just not knowing any better"

was there better?, think i was mostly wearing cowboy boots :shock: don't ask, twas a long time ago :biggrin:

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Nov 12

Posts: 12

shopping trip


I'll be acquiring some long football / wellington socks to get rid of the chill I get around my mid calf

was thinking of heated gloves (don't see the point of warming the outside of my winter gloves) but it's only wind chill that I'm feeling so muffs might be the way to go. ( bit concerned about letting go in a hurry if I need to but hey) 

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