Join Date: May 2009
Location: Prior Lake (MPLS area), MN
Winter Day ride
Well on sat the 16th. We got above 32, like a whopping 34. We had a few days during the week that were about that warm, but I had to work. But I thought about skipping just to go riding. But being the semi responisible guy I didn't, so I waited for the weekend.
So I took her out, I didn't have my carhartt's, cuz a guy a work needed my work van to do some emergency work and I forgot to get them outta the truck. So I just put on some UnderArmour and my leather jacket and went for it. Filled her and went. Wasn't too bad, hands got a little cold. But otherwise that shield and my homemade desert dawgs did the job. The roads were nice and dry. Something about the loud pipes and the cold sound so sweeet. Don't know if it is absence of hearing them or what. I only went about 20 miles cuz my gloves weren't the best. Plus I got a little shook up.
About half into the ride I came over a hill and around a corner and came to a patch of road, that apparently the farmers mustve been crossing from field to field. Cuz there was about a 50 foot stretch of 2-3 inches of snow. Now doing 60 through the snow aint cool. I could feel her shimming the whole way through. I didn't hit the brakes, I just slowly rolled off the throttle, and gritted my teeth. After that patch about a quarter mile later I came across another patch. This one I could see far enough in advance to slow down to about 10 and just went through nice and steady. After that I made a bee line to the main co highway, and went home.
So a good winter ride all in all. plus I can feel better about not winterizing. I figure if I can at least get her out once a month I am okay. Normally I go for at least 30 miles. I mean that is more then some people I know do in the summer on their bikes.
South of the Twin Cities.
Ride the river.
'07 900 Classic "turned LT"
Hard Krome 3" Big Straights (45-8025)
Speedo fixer in back (170)
Fuel Gauge resistor
'00 Vulcan 750 (SOLD)
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