Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:37:31 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:37:31 +0000 linkquote
Can't ride and unhappy about it?

Tell us all about it.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:54:26 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:54:26 +0000 linkquote
Yes. I drove my favorite scooter route earlier this week, re-living the sun-dappled moments around the lake in the summer and the crisp crunchy moments zipping through the fall leaves and the downright freezing cold moments in late November bundled to the max. I felt happy and wistful just thinking about how much fun it all had been.

Next riding season seems like forever away. Will it ever come?

In the meantime, I should rebuild the carb.....
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:03:37 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:03:37 +0000 linkquote
I've been riding but a number of rear wheel skids in this wet weather over the past week have made me realize I need a fresh rear tire stat! Until then, I'm grounded
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:16:23 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:16:23 +0000 linkquote
I roll my car past my scooter every day in the garage. She looks lonely.

OTOH, it's about -10 wind chill tonight, and I think the better of riding.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:36:47 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:36:47 +0000 linkquote
The Mocker wrote:
I've been riding but a number of rear wheel skids in this wet weather over the past week have made me realize I need a fresh rear tire stat! Until then, I'm grounded
Time to upgrade to a Vespa with ASR!
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:49:32 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:49:32 +0000 linkquote
I haven't ridden for about two weeks because of lots and lots of rain and salt on the roads. It looks like we are to get a dry spell and once the roads have dried out I intend to go for a spin.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:51:23 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:51:23 +0000 linkquote
I am still riding on the days it is not raining but can't do my usual routine of riding to the pub and sitting outside with my bike which is frustrating.



Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:42:11 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:42:11 +0000 linkquote
A couple of weeks ago we had a day where we hadn't had snow in a couple of days. I told my wife I was going to give the P200E ten kicks and if I didn't get a response I was done.

Kick number 8 she fired up. So of course I HAD to take her around the block. Once I got through the snow and slush to the main road I was fine for three glorious miles.

Other than that, no. 15º and icy today. I park my car right next to our three bikes in the garage, and every day I cry a little.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:56:46 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:56:46 +0000 linkquote
I feel the same as you, although our weather is not as bad as yours. I look out of the window at my patio and see my scoot there covered up but dying to be ridden. I think I ought to be able to go out on it tomorrow though.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:43:25 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:43:25 +0000 linkquote
From + 11 c to -17 and snow in a day.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:55:45 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:55:45 +0000 linkquote
Wow, that's some change. Anyone know how Florida is? My sister and brother-in-law and family are holidaying there since Wednesday this week.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:00:50 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:00:50 +0000 linkquote
Attention wrote:
Wow, that's some change. Anyone know how Florida is? My sister and brother-in-law and family are holidaying there since Wednesday this week.
Oh no, please don't have the Florida MV contingent weigh in! It will make some of us sad Their whining will at most consist of "it was rainy, so I left the scoot at home today"
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:08:35 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:08:35 +0000 linkquote
I'm not sure my relatives will find it as warm as they had planned for. Your 11 degrees, was that Celsius? Obviously it has not gone down to minus 17 where I live but the daily highs are currently hovering around 7 degrees Celsius. Not too cold to ride in but I want to keep my GTS salt free so waiting for dry roads.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:08:56 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:08:56 +0000 linkquote
Harbinger wrote:
From + 11 c to -17 and snow in a day.
And when it was +11, it was pouring rain.. and today it's -13.. Talk about anticipation, I installed an Akrapovič pipe on my GTS the day I put it away for the winter storage at the end of November. Can't wait to ride again in the Spring and this year, winter in Toronto has been unusually cold and snowy.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:21:56 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:21:56 +0000 linkquote
mingo wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
From + 11 c to -17 and snow in a day.
And when it was +11, it was pouring rain.. and today it's -13.. Talk about anticipation, I installed an Akrapovič pipe on my GTS the day I put it away for the winter storage at the end of November. Can't wait to ride again in the Spring and this year, winter in Toronto has been unusually cold and snowy.
Yup, it's a nasty one. I've been out every week on the scoots but there have been some cold rides. Just got my new heated glove liners this week and will get to put them through the paces once this snow is cleared. There's enough traffic around here that it only takes a day or so of no snow for the roads to be ok. It's the roundabout going down to our underground parking I need to be mindful of, the Vespa has lost some traction a few times.

I went with the Remus but mostly just because it's what Vespa had in stock. I'm happy with it and definitely prefer it over the stock exhaust.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:40:12 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:40:12 +0000 linkquote
Attention wrote:
Anyone know how Florida is?
North Florida gas been cold (below freezing a few nights, snow in Tallahassee). But I have continued riding.

South Florida is warm all winter.

Bill
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:48:16 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:48:16 +0000 linkquote
WLeuthold wrote:
Attention wrote:
Anyone know how Florida is?
South Florida is warm all winter. Bill
That's what you say
I don't have cold weather gear(heated gloves) that let's me ride below 40f. I'll be driving the van to work all next week.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:59:07 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:59:07 +0000 linkquote
I have a chance to ride, got some good rain for two days and the streets looks salt free. So, may go for a cold ride tomorrow. If we don't get snow Tues the streets will still be salt free and the end of next week is suppose to be in the 50's
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:03:40 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:03:40 +0000 linkquote
Just did some cross country skiing in the forest nearby, in a mild winter weather (-3C) and trees around like from a snowy post card - that was nice! I don't carry my phone with me when skiing, otherwise would have taken a pic.

After two weeks there is the yearly, largest motorcycle exhibition in Finland in Helsinki. They have an indoor track, where you can test ride quite a good selection of new bikes - that's my next target

I did look under the plastic, light cover of my bike the last week. It's always a bit surreal to see the bike there, waxed and cleaned after summer, snow laying around in the ground just next to it
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:20:41 +0000

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:20:41 +0000 linkquote
breaknwind wrote:
WLeuthold wrote:
Attention wrote:
Anyone know how Florida is?
South Florida is warm all winter. Bill
That's what you say
I don't have cold weather gear(heated gloves) that let's me ride below 40f. I'll be driving the van to work all next week.
You are in the cold North Florida.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:36:54 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:36:54 +0000 linkquote
I rode to Napa and will do so again tomorrow and Monday.
My pinkies got cold because it was 58F and dry.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:47:48 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:47:48 +0000 linkquote
Hmm...supposed to get up to 46 manana and sunny or partially sunny...heavy rains cleared away the snow...hmm....
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:55:22 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:55:22 +0000 linkquote
Just started getting hopeful with a recent thaw, but then it got icy and they scattered salt everywhere....and the mercury plummeted. So, back to fantasizing about riding....
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 03:58:27 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 03:58:27 +0000 linkquote
Cold in Minnesota
I do enjoy looking at my two scooters in the garage - but no conditions to actually ride. -13 F in my town. I fire them up weekly to keep the batteries alive. Alas, must wait until the new riding season.

As I post this message, I am enjoying a good cigar and brandy.

My scooter group has a Winter Pizza party planned for next week. We meet again in March to plan our group rides for the next season.

I took up the 5 string banjo last year to survive the off season.
Best wishes to all of you.

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls Minnesota
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:21:31 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:21:31 +0000 linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
As I post this message, I am enjoying a good cigar and brandy.

My scooter group has a Winter Pizza party planned for next week.
You're not really on board with this whinging thing, are you?
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:39:50 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:39:50 +0000 linkquote
Overnight lows around 55 in Key West with strong north winds. Which when you are used to 82 American degrees (28 Canadian) year round is a bit cool. Hence the handlebar muffs And a fleece for the ride home at dawn. I work nights.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:43:51 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:43:51 +0000 linkquote
There is one road. It is straight and flat. And currently filled with angry snowbirds who don't like Vespas. But it is sunny.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:47:16 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:47:16 +0000 linkquote
Oh well whinge away.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:49:04 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:49:04 +0000 linkquote
Re: Cold in Minnesota
Bob Copeland wrote:
I do enjoy looking at my two scooters in the garage - but no conditions to actually ride. -13 F in my town. I fire them up weekly to keep the batteries alive. Alas, must wait until the new riding season.

As I post this message, I am enjoying a good cigar and brandy.

My scooter group has a Winter Pizza party planned for next week. We meet again in March to plan our group rides for the next season.

I took up the 5 string banjo last year to survive the off season.
Best wishes to all of you.

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls Minnesota
These are words from a person who has some experience of real winters.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:12:41 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:12:41 +0000 linkquote
Too cold in central IL for my old hands to be safe on the controls, rides are waiting for warmer weather and I am whining and moping.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:25:45 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:25:45 +0000 linkquote
maggiegirl wrote:
Too cold in central IL for my old hands to be safe on the controls, rides are waiting for warmer weather and I am whining and moping.
Heated gloves/liners and or grips make a big difference. I also have a pair of heavy duty Gore-Tex riding gloves that took some getting used to. It's really not that bad if you have CVT tranny. Still if you mostly just ride for pleasure yeah it's best to not go out.

Spent last night with some nice wine, some prescription herbal medication and listened to some old albums. I forgot how good New Boots and Panties was.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:48:15 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:48:15 +0000 linkquote
Re: Cold in Minnesota
Bob Copeland wrote:
I took up the 5 string banjo last year to survive the off season.
Clearly you married a saint!

Guitar and piano are my winter sanity for sure.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:40:15 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:40:15 +0000 linkquote
my baby is in hibernation.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:29:03 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:29:03 +0000 linkquote
Just spent about 2 weeks in south Florida, only to return to single digit temps and heavily salted roads. My bikes are parked until 50 degree days return.

w.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:36:48 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:36:48 +0000 linkquote
I'm rocking the cooler temps. Almost need a jacket yesterday morning. High 60's gets a tad chilly when your doing 50-55mph.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:56:47 +0000

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:56:47 +0000 linkquote
50 and sunny in January? Well alrighty then![/img]



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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:03:17 +0000 linkquote
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50 and sunny in January? Well alrighty then![/img]
Looks like Cannonball prep day.

Did you try this road with the throttle wide open?

Bill
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:56:41 +0000

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:56:41 +0000 linkquote
WLeuthold wrote:
tdrake wrote:
50 and sunny in January? Well alrighty then![/img]
Looks like Cannonball prep day.

Did you try this road with the throttle wide open?

Bill
Heh. No.

I've grown pretty comfortable riding gravel, but I ain't got that much faster.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:10:02 +0000

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Location: Finland
 
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Triumph Bonneville 2022, Triumph Street Scrambler 2018 (sold), Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
Joined: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:52:24 +0000
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Location: Finland
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:10:02 +0000 linkquote
...more cross country skiing, this time in the dark and with a bit less snow. Still nice.



Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:48:06 +0000

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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:25:54 +0000
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:25:54 +0000
Posts: 3770
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:48:06 +0000 linkquote
Mike Holland wrote:
The Mocker wrote:
I've been riding but a number of rear wheel skids in this wet weather over the past week have made me realize I need a fresh rear tire stat! Until then, I'm grounded
Time to upgrade to a Vespa with ASR!
Let me say that while I'd never want to live without ABS and ASR/traction control, they aren't miracle workers, as my episode of about a month ago (in about two inches of snow/sleet) made clear.

Meanwhile: I'm on an Amtrak Northeast Regional heading home from an extended weekend in Boston, which mostly took my mind off the fact that road conditions up until the last few days have been rotten for riding. Melody's been idle for the better part if two weeks; I might take her out tonight for an errand-run which my existing gloves should just about handle (Just a few miles). 29° F is today's high.


Why balk when you can ride? (The rails, that is...)

   

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