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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Winter riding.

I was not able to resist, I took my 1975 Kawasaki trials bike (KT250) out for a ride in the snow (of course in the woods). It was quite interesting. The traction was decent, but the control aspect was tough. It would tip easy if you were not careful.

My question is.......does anyone at all ride their bikes on the road in the snow? I don;t beleive I would be brave enough, just curious if people do it and are successfull?

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Snow???? What's that?????

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I won't be trying this myself.

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When I was a young lad of 17 and growing up in NY, I would take my Suzuki TS250 Scrambler out in the snow all the time. The only time I wouldn't ride was when the roads were covered in ice. As long as I had some traction with the semi-knobby's, I would ride. I grew up in a very rural area with little to no traffic so I didn't have to worry about "the other guy" very much.

Now, at the ripe age of 64, there's no way I would get out in snow. In fact, it's tough for me to get out when it's below 50! Fortunately, now that I live in south central Texas, almost every day is riding weather.

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