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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Waiting for spring

It is looking increasingly likely that up here we won't be getting out on rideouts till April this year ...a whole month shorter season than usual...... *sigh*

..still, think of all the petrol savings,.. and it will be all the more sweeter when it does arrive for the long wait ....:winkie:  

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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

Right on Shad....

Although.... In the fair weather riders defence.....



I slid under a truck last week in the rain and went under the wheels!   :shock:

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Shadow

'Bloody Fair weather Bikers!!!!!!!!

Never mind all this talk of riding seasons, just get another jumper on under your leathers and get out there!'

 

 

You're missing the point somewhat...:winkie:

Different folk ride bikes for different reasons...for us it's not about commuting or 'a means of transport' etc...

..we ride sportsbikes to have fun on, it's a hobby... the fun is being out, often with mates, cranking round bends and enjoying the freedom and thrills that a sportsbike provides. You can't do that in freezing temps with low levels of grip (especially on track/road tyres)... will only be a short matter of time before it ends in tears..... 'putting another jumper on' will not improve the level of grip for my tyres...nor will it prevent my 'pride and joy' getting caked in road salt etc. :winkie: 

I appreciate that for other types of riders - commuters or folk with big trail type bikes the current weather need not curtail their fun/activities...

..but for us there is no fun it ..so it is pointless.

 

ps. I have done the whole 'riding all year round' frozen-stiff on ice and snow thing for years in my youth...'been there, done that, got the T-shirt (and bent bikes:tongue:)....don't need/want to do it any more. :winkie:... but 'each to their own'          

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CB13

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CB13 says:

Not been out...

on my bike since last October!! If it ain't pissing down there's so much salt on the roads round here a two hour ride would lead to a six hour cleaning session.I'll wait until the weather gets better and the roads cleaner.Did more miles in the warm weather last March than I did during the whole of last years shite Summer.I really do hope we have a better one this year 'cause I'm REALLY F*CKED OFF WITH NOT GOING OUT ON MY BIKE!!! Global warming,the planet is warming up and soon we'll be growing cactus in our gardens 'cause it's so hot and dry. Yeah right.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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obewan

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obewan says:

Well Booked

the hotel in Balloch today and the one for Knockhill so it feels like the season is upon us.

Shad' I fear I am getting too old for 12 month riding season. I had problems enough getting to work today in the landrover!

 

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

CB13

I feel your pain.:winkie:

Hang on in there - 'the darkest hour is just before dawn',.

Good times are just around the corner. :winkie:

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

obewan

When are you coming to Balloch.?.. let us know if you want to come out for a ride. :winkie:

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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

KAM...

Whilst I agree it's all our choices when and where to ride...

I will tell you that I often ride in the rain when it is utterly unecessary... Got great waterproofs that let nothing in and I get a lot of feedback from wet riding.. It's fun and sharpens your skills considerably!!

(sliding under lorries aside!:wink:)

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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

Oh yeah.....

...and spring????


It's just around the corner!!!!   :wacko:



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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

750FLYER

'I will tell you that I often ride in the rain when it is utterly unecessary... Got great waterproofs that let nothing in and I get a lot of feedback from wet riding.. It's fun and sharpens your skills considerably!!'

 

I hear you, :winkie:..and trust me,- we get plenty of wet weather riding up here ..during the usual season..it IS Scotland after all! :tongue:

But at the moment it's the freezing temps and snow and ice that is causing the problem.:winkie:...'Rain' we are used to.....

 

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52 Black Shadow

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No John.......................

No John, I didn't miss the point, just couldn't resist a bit of good natured teasing.

 

It's my choice to ride in this weather, but I don't have any problem with those that don't.

 

Ride safe and I hope the season starts soon for you all.

 

Shad.

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