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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-30-2017, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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The inconvenience of snow and cold the multi layers of clothes. Kicking off your snow boots and your socks come with the boots and you step in cold wet snow. Having your nose run while your pushing snow around leaving frozen snot stuck to your face. Leaving your car out and it gets to -14 below and hopping it starts. Brushing the overnight snow off and you get into stiff seats. Going down the road and you keep looking at the temp gauge waiting for it to move a fraction and cracking the heat fan all the way up to less then a warm breeze. Now the inside of the window starts to frost up.
You just don't know what your missing living in warm weather. If I win the lottery tonight I will find out what warm is because I have forgotten what it is
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The inconvenience of snow and cold the multi layers of clothes. Kicking off your snow boots and your socks come with the boots and you step in cold wet snow. Having your nose run while your pushing snow around leaving frozen snot stuck to your face. Leaving your car out and it gets to -14 below and hopping it starts. Brushing the overnight snow off and you get into stiff seats. Going down the road and you keep looking at the temp gauge waiting for it to move a fraction and cracking the heat fan all the way up to less then a warm breeze. Now the inside of the window starts to frost up.
You just don't know what your missing living in warm weather. If I win the lottery tonight I will find out what warm is because I have forgotten what it is
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-30C (-22F) here in the great white north. Been like that for the past week. I have an electric blanket around the car battery and so far have had no problem starting in the mornings. Fingers started to freeze in the garage while I was cutting cardboard boxes to put in the recycle bin. Wearing my ugly cloths to walk to the mailbox down the street just to get a pile of junk mail. Bike is covered at the back of the garage and won't be seen until April 1st when us fools try to ride it with ice and water mixed with salt still on the roads, not to mention the new potholes.
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The inconvenience of snow and cold the multi layers of clothes. Kicking off your snow boots and your socks come with the boots and you step in cold wet snow. Having your nose run while your pushing snow around leaving frozen snot stuck to your face. Leaving your car out and it gets to -14 below and hopping it starts. Brushing the overnight snow off and you get into stiff seats. Going down the road and you keep looking at the temp gauge waiting for it to move a fraction and cracking the heat fan all the way up to less then a warm breeze. Now the inside of the window starts to frost up.
You just don't know what your missing living in warm weather. If I win the lottery tonight I will find out what warm is because I have forgotten what it is
You forgot the worst "joy of winter" .....not riding
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A lot of guys take mini-vacay's in the Winter by flying down to one of the warm spots, renting a bike for 2-3 days, then fly home with their batteries recharged. Seen them talk about on the forums many times.

For what it's worth, I feel for ya, been there done that. Don't miss it but living in the South has drawbacks too so take some comfort in that.
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Just gone 9pm on New Years Eve here in tropical far North Queensland and it's about 26 degrees C or around 79 degrees - in fact I've just got out of the pool! Got up to about 33C today - Summer is warming up!

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It's 18 degrees F here right now. The low tonight is predicted to be 6 degrees F. The high today is predicted to be 20 degrees F. It's not going to get above freezing until Wednesday. Next Saturdays high predicted to be 62 degrees F. That's by the national weather station. This is not unusual weather for this area in Texas. But it looks to be a cold winter. The elevation here is about 3,300 ft.

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just gone 9pm on new years eve here in tropical far north queensland and it's about 26 degrees c or around 79 degrees - in fact i've just got out of the pool! Got up to about 33c today - summer is warming up!

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Winter is my summer while I enjoy paradise weather, the trade off.....months of HOT in the summer. I'm able to ride year around but when it's 115+ it can test you.

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Over on FB guys are bragging how there ride when its only 25 degrees or lower. I have done that not by choice and am sure a few of you have too. It's not fun its just plain fooling.
Happy New Year you all
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