Listen to you folks down south complaining about not riding for a day
It's been down in the 20's, snowing, and the roads are covered in salt. Ugh! I feel ya. Can't wait to get out on her again.
In South Texas...as in south of Houston...it's NOT suppose to be cold! Well, this morning it was COLD!. It's in the middle 30's.
I know...I know..some of yall who read this are like zero degrees and your balls have climbed up looking for a warm place to hide (snicker)...but you expect that living up there (you are stuuuupid!).
Here on the Gulf, I should be able to ride my motorcycle every day (without getting frost bite)...I should be able to go jet skiing and/or scuba diving every weekend (without putting on an artic wetsuit).
So, I have a fireplace at home, a "real" wood burning thingy. I'm thinking about building a fire in it. But I'm scratching my head; how the hell do these things work? You know? Come on...Can you say "Houston! We have a problem!"...
I thought fireplaces existed just so I would have someplace to hang the kids Christmas stockings! I'm calling my dad. He can tell me how to work this thing-a-ma-bob.
When my dad and I moved from Ohio to Texas many years ago, it was 65 degrees when we left Ohio, arrived in Texas 2 days later, got a motel room for the night and woke up to 6" of snow! Left dec 12, arrived dec 14.
I feel your pain, smedlin. This pic was taken Christmas day. It'll be tomorrow before I can ride it to work without the risk of ice patches.
Riding in the cold is not a big deal. Layered clothing, a good pair of gloves, FF helmet, FroggToggs rain gear to keep the wind at bay, FreezeOut undergear and you're good to go. Riding on snow & ice... no thanks.
'97 Vulcan Classic 1500
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