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Winter is here.

We down here in the south would like to help out you northern boys. We probably won't need it.
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DUDE! That's cold, just plain COLD! And mean. And Nasty.

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DUDE! That's cold, just plain COLD! And mean. And Nasty.

SIGH!

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Hi Mike, don't get all upset, it's just a kid's toy 😀 !
Plenty of them in Boston for the kindergarteners to play with at recess pushing the snow around in the playground.

Ah, Winter...you gotta love it...if you have a three bay heated garage and three or four bikes to play with. As for me, Fang and I are heading to FL and leaving the white stuff for the grandkids to play in.

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We down here in the south would like to help out you northern boys. We probably won't need it.
gf,, wazz up with them wheel chains? on the rear? everbody knos that yugo is front wheel drive..



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Romans - you said that right!

And by the way, that "snow plow" MIGHT work in the south,
here we'd trash it. We need REAL steel to remove snow here!


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I am thankful to live 'somewhere in the middle'. It's not blisteringly hot in the summer, though it does occasionally hit triple digits. But we don't get tons of snow (sometimes none at all) and it's not unbearable cold in the winter. In fact, most winter long I can get short afternoon rides in before the sun goes down. With high temps in the 40's and 50's. Though some winters I don't ride much at all due to salt, cinders and sand all over the road. If we get a big snowstorm, my season is basically over until the next big rain to wash the roads off.

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Some of us DO ride year round.

HA HA SUCKERS!!!!


Although I will admit that I do most of my August riding before 10:00a.m.

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Some of us DO ride year round.

HA HA SUCKERS!!!!


Although I will admit that I do most of my August riding before 10:00a.m.
Haha I don't blame you. Back in '12 wife and I happened to take a trip during record-breaking heat, including the hottest day on record for Missouri, and we were heading south. The mercury went as high as 110 in some places we were. Yikes! Keeping skin covered, keeping hydrated, and keeping the speed up. I will readily admit, it wasn't comfortable or all that enjoyable at those temps. It's just miserable.

We DID find that chamois cloths bought for a couple of bucks at a Wal-Mart soaked in water ("recharged" at gas stations) and worn around the neck under the mesh riding jackets was a brilliant solution!

Admittedly, I'd take the blistering heat over the frigid cold any day. One of the most miserable times on two wheels for me, ever, was a day the temp dropped far quicker than expected and I was out late. 11 at night and it fell down into the teens (which isn't common for this part of MO, but also not unusual), and I have no heated gear. Every layer I could plus stopping at a store halfway home to add a couple of extra shirts. No matter the layers the cold just creeps in. It's miserable and painful. When I got home my hands and feet were blue and throbbing and had stinging/burning sensations. Took a long hot shower. If I had heated gear, that'd probably be survivable. But that wasn't just uncomfortable it HURT.

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Romans - you said that right!

And by the way, that "snow plow" MIGHT work in the south,
here we'd trash it. We need REAL steel to remove snow here!
Yep, in my Minnesota experience, "REAL steel" and tons of road salt!
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