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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2015, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Twice in a week the bike and me have gotten rained on now I'm out of town on it and won't get it washed until at least Tuesday. Those of us able to ride in the winter pay a price it's not all sunshine we must endure dirty bikes from time to time.
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You're breakin' my heart, Vin.

My last ride was 22 November. Put her away dry and she's been cold and dry since...

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Washing is over rated.

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You're breakin' my heart, Vin.

My last ride was 22 November. Put her away dry and she's been cold and dry since...
Nice coming back to Phoenix today the ride from Payson AZ to Phoenix is very scenic.

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Oh it's ridden I don't drive my truck sits weeks/months at a time.

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You poor thing. Mines been in the shed since October.


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My bike gets ridden through the winter as long as long as the road conditions are safe. Often times it rains on me and I live on a dirt road. So I end up riding down a muddy dirt road and then it goes long periods of time below 40F so I can't wash the bike for weeks. My XC ends up looking like a dirt bike covered in mud often in the winter.

That being said, I'd rather ride a ride a dirty bike to work than drive my truck any day of the week. I'm not leaving the bike in the garage over a little dirt.

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My bike gets ridden through the winter as long as long as the road conditions are safe. Often times it rains on me and I live on a dirt road. So I end up riding down a muddy dirt road and then it goes long periods of time below 40F so I can't wash the bike for weeks. My XC ends up looking like a dirt bike covered in mud often in the winter.

That being said, I'd rather ride a ride a dirty bike to work than drive my truck any day of the week. I'm not leaving the bike in the garage over a little dirt.
Me either

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