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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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The unusual highs in the 70's this past week made me go out and get the bike registered for the street again... I swear, it's like I'm in Australia or something... Friends kept on teasing me for not riding in this nice weather. Watch, when I get the plate tomorrow, it's gonna snow for 3 months straight...
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...highs in the 70's this past week...

...I swear, it's like I'm in Australia or something...
Nah, mate, it's been in the 90's here.




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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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I hate you both....


My riding season is in theory all year round, but theres good reason many stop around this time.


I was out riding about two days ago, left the house around 5:30am on a Wednesday(no better way to start the day). It was probably around 40 degrees when I left. Got out to some local twisties and before I knew it the temperature dropped to just above freezing. I was wiping big chunks of frost off my visor caused by the patches of fog... I dream of 70 degree weather again...hell I'll settle for the 50's.
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Nah, mate, it's been in the 90's here.
Yeah... I know. I'm just saying we are hitting record breaking temperature highs this past two weeks. Feels like summer during winter months... The same kind of "down under" seasons as Australia youz knowz.
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I was out riding about two days ago, left the house around 5:30am on a Wednesday(no better way to start the day). It was probably around 40 degrees when I left. Got out to some local twisties and before I knew it the temperature dropped to just above freezing. I was wiping big chunks of frost off my visor caused by the patches of fog... I dream of 70 degree weather again...hell I'll settle for the 50's.
I love early morning riding before the daily driver traffic comes in, but only during the summer when there's sunlight.

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Speaking as an EXPERIENCED Western Cdn., when it comes to weather something we never do is gamble with the weather because we are born loosers. Let us face it gambling can often ruin many people.

We also tend to do stupid things like insuring the bike on the wrong time. Like here in B.C., Cdn because of the freaky weather conditions they have a system of you can insure a bike for as little as three months or four or five or six to even a full 12 months. Now the BEST deal (money wise) is the full 12 months by m/c riders have a much shorter life each season. Also you cannot get your up to date LP or LP sticker unless you insure the bike or cage & that is needed to drive/ride for said months the bikes or cage is licensed------this is a socalized insurance system run by the B.C, Govt SLANGED "ICBCI" because it is called Insuranace Corp of B.C. so the slang bit ads on the extra "I".

I try to be bright & insure the cage full 12 months, but the bikes are sort of the Yamaha 600R first for around October, then the 929 for again in October while the Honda 954 is last & so a longer run into October. Bloody costly you know.

In '06 bv error I registered the 954 till September instead of October. Last year in excitement to get out the 929 & 954 I registered them at the same date so that come Oct 15th both ran out of insurance.

Obviously trying to gamble with weather we really do stupid things I fully admit & am living proof of such errors.

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I love early morning riding before the daily driver traffic comes in, but only during the summer when there's sunlight.
Yeah definitely. The twisties are just that much better in the mornings and especially in the middle of the week. I rarely ride for fun on weekends anymore. Too many squids and sight seers.

Nothing quite like coming back from a ride and not being able to remember one turn where you're stuck behind some RV or a guy on a gscbr1kawuki1000 parking it in every corner.
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I'm just down the road from Raleigh and its been unbelievable here. I got to pull out the summer jacket and gloves, and take the duct tape off the vents in my helmet...
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yeah, was 76 today! absolutely beautiful. The DMV woman told me good luck on the weather. I just responded. "If it rains for the next two weeks, it's probably because of me tagging the bike."
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all the more reason to get some good rain gear My old roomate stays off of saunders st. and he told me its been like summer there.
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