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Does the inconvenience of wrapping yourself up for winter outweigh the benefit of riding?

Base layer. Heated vest. Jacket. Goretex. Socks. Boots. Inner gloves, then outers. Buff, or balaclava. Getting ready to go out on your bike in this weather often isn't the most straightforward task, if you're layering up against the cold. It's a lot of kit to wear, let alone to find somewhere to store and dry it all out again! Having to...

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tris123

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tris123 says:

The inconvenience of being stuck in traffic for an extra 45 minutes and paying £20 to park the car far outweighs the hassle of sticking on a neck-tube and turning on the heated-grips.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

@ snev

I could get your ‘Busa out the driveway after screwing 240 or so carbide studs into the tires. But I understand those are not legal in the UK (or much of the US, for that matter).

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

@ Robell

What is wrong with riding a scooter? Scooters are great fun, even those with puny power to weight ratios (when the weight of the rider is also considered), such as my Honda Elite (aka Lead) 110. But the scooter is too nice to ride in the salt slush, so I take the pick-em-up truck instead (around here bad traffic is more that five vehicles waiting in line at a red light), and gasoline (aka petrol) is $3 per US gallon (or about 0.5£/L).

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busaman195

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busaman195 says:

not me

Don`t need to ride in bad weather anymore,it`s no fun at all.four wheels for the winter then two for the summer.

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jon66

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jon66 says:

no chance

As long as im safe i dont care  , i have my winter jacket and trousers  on , a nice warm jumper  and buff , i wear a one piece waterproof if wet to save trying to dry loads of gear  , i stay off 2 wheels if its bad ice or snow

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