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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I was wondering. how you guys in cold climates handle not getting to ride for months on end? I've been down for two weeks so far with a torn calf muscle, and I can't stand it!

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Striper's booze fist full of sleeping pills

I tor a muscle in my leg here a couple years ago and couldn't left it up onto the floor board so I understand.
I wax and cleaned the bike so it looked better then new all from a little stool.
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Dang VJ, and that probably happened in the spring to you as well? Man, I can't hardly stand it! I have had my new bars here for three days, and they aren't on the bike yet! That's unheard of!

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Having a motorcycle in the Pacific Northwest is sorta like having swim fins in the desert. But I bide my time searching for riding videos to keep the passion alive.

Some favs:

http://youtu.be/i-IjJrcI9VI
http://youtu.be/StdgHGblAEs
http://youtu.be/xCSYXG6KJJI
http://youtu.be/N95YM4--lfw
http://youtu.be/xZ15mbuE_pw

If you find some good ones please share
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I feel for ya man. I pulled a hamstring a month or so ago. It was a couple of weeks before I could throw a leg over a bike. Between not riding and the pain; it was no fun at all. Fortunately (I think) I had the flu at about the same time and did a lot of sleeping during the first week. Maybe that's why it healed quicker than previous times I've pulled it.

Thankfully the forums kept me going. If I couldn't ride at least I could read and write...
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By riding every waking moment in a 5 mo.season.78,000 mi.,42 states in 5 summers or 25 mos. I average >15k per year.I'll put over 10k in 3 weeks vacation.I have a co. vehicle so don't commute so it's all for pleasure.I couldn't afford to ride all year long.

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Yeah, we have to hibernate a while here in the Northwet, but we don't have to abide California politics and taxes. Not a bad trade off, I think. Dry days are more special to us and we take advantage of them. Today was one of them and you bet I went riding.

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You had a sun break today? It was nice here today for sure, I'm having withdrawals man!

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You had a sun break today? It was nice here today for sure, I'm having withdrawals man!
When you are better and back on the bike all will be well with the world.
I go through chemo treatments for months at a time. They leave me with no energy and it takes at least another month to regain enough strength just to go on a very short ride. Surely, you can handle your situation...it could be a lot worse. Stop whining.

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You are correct sir, it could certainly be worse; much worse.

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