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« on: March 05, 2009, 09:42:43 AM »

you knew it was coming so with the weather turning for the better (for now) who put on there gear and ventured out for a ride to work.


mine's siting in the lot now.
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 11:18:27 AM »

I thought about it, but the driveway and road by me are still pretty nasty. Should be good by the end of today, though.

Hoping to ride in tomorrow.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 12:07:47 PM »

I'm off w**k , but I'll put some miles on today for you.   Twofinger
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 12:40:24 PM »

Yesterday and today.  And tomorrow, unless I pedal to work. And next week, and the week after...  Its the start of motorcycle season for me, which means the wife gets a car again.

Yesterday was a bit chilly on the way in.  I need to find better cold weather gloves, as the JR ones I'm using constrict my fingers a bit too much and my normal leather gloves have vents in the fingers.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 12:49:48 PM »

I rode in.  Probably tomorrow also.  The frequency of riding to work will definitely be increasing rather rapidly.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 01:20:54 PM »

I'm in tomorrow for sure.  I still need to do a short post maintenance ride before committing to the commute. It's going to be a sad drive home today with the widows open especially if I see another bike on the rode.  At least I have something to look forward this evening.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 01:29:58 PM »

 Thumbsup

It was perfect 15 mi commute! (La Moille to Princeton IL)

Now I gotta get my wife's V-Star, and son's Bombardier out!

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 03:45:58 PM »


I'm in tomorrow for sure.  I still need to do a short post maintenance ride before committing to the commute. It's going to be a sad drive home today with the widows open especially if I see another bike on the rode.  At least I have something to look forward this evening.


where you at? i'll come by and blow the horn and wave.  
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 04:21:27 PM »

Damn right I rode today. Mid 30's on the way in, but the ride home should be great.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 05:10:28 PM »

I live too close... it was over in seconds. ('that's what she said')

It was nice to ride again. I lost some of my touch over the winter, I will say that.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 09:03:33 AM »

Definitely not jetted for cold weather, but its here!

Rather, I think the thermostat is opening too early, which won't let the engine get warm. once warm, she screams!
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 09:05:44 AM »

I rode Thursday   wooo hoooooooooooooooo


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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 10:04:45 AM »

Rode in today, but hardly needed the new Synergy heated liner, it was 56 degrees at 7:30 am. Gonna be close to 70 on the way home tonight!! Bigsmile
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2009, 10:10:40 AM »

here at work and the bike is with me
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2009, 10:11:38 AM »

yep.  see my previous post...
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2009, 10:19:15 AM »

I was riding the Monster passed by a copy on a motor this morning!
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2009, 03:59:16 PM »

I rode Burgertime to the train station this morning and let my wife sleep in. (instead of dropping me)

We put probably 40 miles on the FJR last night. The roads were kind of greasy; half wet, and half oily. Be careful until we get a few good rains.

Here's a tip on riding gloves on the cheap. I bought a pair of thin, black leather hunting gloves. They're insulated with Thinsulate, and they work a lot better than just thick leather gloves. They're actually just as warm as the big, puffy ski gloves I had been using previously. They also don't rob as much manual dexterity.

I'm sure they're not as nice as proper cold weather riding gloves, but for $20, I can't complain.
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2009, 06:38:43 PM »

Me  Bigsmile Bigsmile
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2009, 06:48:14 PM »

There's more salt per square inch on the roads than there is in a bag o' chips.  Bleah.  After the flash floods this weekend the roads should be all nice for ridin'.
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2009, 08:09:09 AM »


There's more salt per square inch on the roads than there is in a bag o' chips.  Bleah.  After the flash floods this weekend the roads should be all nice for ridin'.


I had to wash off the salt when I got home. But the ride was well worth it  Thumbsup
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2009, 11:24:06 AM »




I had to wash off the salt when I got home. But the ride was well worth it  Thumbsup


I was more worried about the slipperyness when combined with the heavy mist we had.

After today, there's no chance of salt again unless we get another snowstorm.
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2009, 11:33:23 AM »

I rode in both Thursday and Friday.  Thursday there was some mist coming off the cars but not to bad.  I am looking forward to more spring like days.
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2009, 09:55:51 AM »

I rode thrusday and friday to work and short ride on saturday in the rain to wash the salt off  Lol
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