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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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First ride of the season

Hit 50 degrees today. Roads were dry, so I pulled the bike out of mothball, took the battery off the tender, and fired her up. She fired up the first try and ran great. First time I've stored a bike using Seafoam and it seems to have done a great job. I actually dragged the left side floor board on the first corner I took. First time I've done that in many years. Must have been all the excitment of the first ride, either that or I got mighty rusty over the last three months. I'll chalk it up to excitement.

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Jfarley,

Not too bad of weather for Utah in February. I drove down to Fairview from Lehi to pick up my new bike but by the time I got her home it dark and cold again.

Where are you located in Utah?
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Put a couple of miles on it for me... We've still got a couple of inches of white death falling on us..

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Jfarley,

Not too bad of weather for Utah in February. I drove down to Fairview from Lehi to pick up my new bike but by the time I got her home it dark and cold again.

Where are you located in Utah?
Southend of the Salt Lake Valley. A stones throw from Lehi. Welcome to the forum by the way!

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Cobra Lightbar
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Kury Triple Wammy
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Short ride today. Hi 40's, but the wind was tuff. New gloves showed their worth. I did not wear my mask, but I lost feeling in my face so I did not notice after the first mile. Spring is just around the corner.

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fantastic day

pushed out around 400 miles saturday. started around 8:30 am (36 deg.)
way home around 7:00 pm(45 deg.) mid day (55 deg.). Life is so much better now. Winter was a little to long. Great ride but man i was wore out.

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Sheesh, I have absolutely zero cold weather gear, so when I was coming home from work at 2300 the other night, the mid 40's was tearing me apart. I'd hate to invest considering I live in Cocoa Beach, FL, where this years winter is, on average, 12 degrees colder.
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Congrats on the ride.

I have been commuting on my bike all winter thanks to being here in Monterey CA, but it is below 40 almost every morning when I ride in at 0500. My leather jacket and gloves work wonders but my legs freeze. I need to invest in some good riding pants or some chaps.

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Congrats on the ride.

I have been commuting on my bike all winter thanks to being here in Monterey CA, but it is below 40 almost every morning when I ride in at 0500. My leather jacket and gloves work wonders but my legs freeze. I need to invest in some good riding pants or some chaps.
It's amazing the difference chaps make!

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Pants and an insulated jacket do make all the difference, was able to ride at -5C this fall with no problem, except for the hands. Almost tempts me to put some bright green Kawi Enduro handguards on there to break the wind. Or not.

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