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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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11-13-02

Thanks to DaDuck748 for this poll idea.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 10:28 PM
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Question Yes thanks DaDuck 748

My question would go to DaDuck748...

Do you like riding in the rain
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 03:29 AM
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Re: Yes thanks DaDuck 748

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Do you like riding in the rain
I ride in all kinds, my dear.

Rain does not phase me. Just get a little wet in the face. I wear all the proper gear:
- Aerostich suit
- Widder electric vest (when it gets really cold out)
- All season Gaerne motorcycle boots
- All season Olympia motorcycle gloves (although I need new ones)

For my street bike, I currently have Dunlop D220's which stick like glue in the rain. They don't hold worth jack on the dry, though.

Yes, since this is only California (weather is more extreme in other parts), I've ridden through drizzle, rain, storm, lightning, strong winds, El Nino, frost.

Does that answer your question?

I started this poll just to see how many riders I can expect to see when the puppies and kitties start falling from the sky. So far, from what I can tell, wet weather phases about half the riders in Northern California. But when wet weather gets WET, it tapers off a WHOLE lot more, and I seem to be the only one.

Hard core, or just plain stupid? Dunno... but I do know that I LOVE TO RIDE.
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i'll race in it and do track days, but avoid street riding in it.

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 08:18 PM
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Thumbs up wet weather riding....

Folks,
This one I got to get in on....I ride older Suzi set up for touring, I will head out on a cloudy day if I have a destination,or if out for a ride I wont stop just because its raining....I got caught in rain 3 mothers days back coming home from Myrtle Beach. I didn't have my tank bag so rain suit was at home with it. I tried emergency "trash bag rain suit" that worked til I got up to speed.
Now I keep r/suit in fairing pocket.....I really enjoy riding but with age has come a need for comfort....I'm not always in weather but it wont stop me!

damn all this talking/typing crap I'm going riding...
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No car so I ride everyday on R1... still hate when it is windy... FR.
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I don't like ridding in the rain. I won't start out if its raining, but I won't stop ridding just becase of the rain, I have found that you can only get so wet. I only stop if its get so bad I can't see, if not I press on to get where i'm going. I have a Joe Rocket Ballistic 03 ridding suit. So I just pull over and gear up if i'm not wearing it all ready.

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Rain, sleet, 32 degree weather with polypro's on, high winds, partially healed broken bones...nothing...I mean NOTHING will stop me from riding if I feel up to it.

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Rain, sleet, 32 degree weather with polypro's on, high winds, partially healed broken bones...nothing...I mean NOTHING will stop me from riding if I feel up to it.
You got it dude!

Twice I seperated my (same) right shoulder, both motorcycle occassions (once in the hilltop twisties, and once... erm... fell down, while working in the garage ).

First time, the doctor said, "No riding for 6 weeks". Hell, it hurt more driving (physically AND emotionally) then riding. Jumped in my leathers and commuted for them 6 weeks.
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I wont go out and ride if it is already raining , but if I am out and it starts well I will keep on going until I get were I am going . why stop your already wet right , whats a little longer going to hurt . just my
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