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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Got caught in the rain than temp dropped!

Went for an awesome ride last night. Went to a small lake and was watching the birds.

The next thing dark clouds rolled in and it was raining. Dark at 5:30p and the next thing I know its dark and starting to freeze.

I went straight home and was on high alert. Winter riding can suck!

Was still fun but not the freezing part!





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The thing is though....."You got out & did a ride!"
Good for you, I watched the US GP from Austin TX then tried to update my TomTom GPS & sent it into a state of technophobic malfunction & screenfreeze!

So the gist of my story is, "If I'd gone for a ride like you, my GPS would still be working!"
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I don't mind getting rained on ...but the freezing part i can live without..

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While heading to work one morning last winter the temps went down as I was heading towards the city (which is unusual, normally it warms up on the way in). It had been drizzling at home and about 34-35dF. About 40 miles down the road I got on a bridge with 4 lanes in my direction and was sliding all over the place. The ice was just starting to form. There were cars all around me and I had no chance of just pulling over. The bridge happens to be a turn as well and I kept sliding to the outside and my doom. I was pretty much on the white line when the bridge ended. It was the scariest incident I've had in about 20 years of daily moto commuting. If I expect ice/snow I work from home but I misjudged this one.

Yeah, changing conditions in winter can be scary.
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The ice was just starting to form.
My biggest fear riding in Denver in the winter time - leaving for work early in the morning and hitting the overpasses on the local highway. They ice over a lot, and its black ice... only way to be safe is to wait until about 9AM to head into the office

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You guys that ride in freezing weather are WAY more brave than I am. I am a total fair weather rider!
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Live and learn.

The most frighten I have ever been was on a fire call in the back of old E-83 when we hit "Black Ice" Before anyone knew it we did a 180 at about 45. The driver tapped the brakes and we did another 180 and he just kept on going. When we got to the call, car fire, NO ONE got off the engine...we were all in shock. After all 16 tons of fire engine isn't a stunt truck. The Chief pulled up and want to know what the heck are you guys doing PUT THE FIRE OUT!!

I parked the bikes last Saturday after topping off the tanks adding Stabil and oiling the chains. Up on the stands and hooked up the battery conditioners. They'll keep until spring.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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One of the problems with riding in NZ is you can get 4 seasons change in not a day but few hours, Ive seen a 30 Celsius day drop with a cold southerly wind change to single digits within an hour so one minute your riding in venting gear the nex minute on side of road put some layers back on. Long trips always take my rain suit.
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