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Old 11-08-2012, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Who's putting their bike away for the winter because the roads in your area have been salted already?
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My chaps were turned white by salt last Friday, but I won't stop riding yet.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My bike can be washed, just about as easily as my car. I stop riding because it's cold and it takes me longer to put on cold weather riding gear than it does to just get where I'm going most of the time.
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I never really put mine away last year, but, we had 1/2 day of snow. This year, not sure. Here in Ohio, we have two seasons - summer and winter. This week, it's been decent, but I haven't ridden. Tomorrow, I will. It will be COLD on my way in to work, but really nice on my way home.
I don't think I'll really put mine away anyway. I put the preserve in the tank, but that's about it. I'll go out and start it up, move it around if it's been sitting a while, but other than that...our weather here is too shaky and I won't want to miss a warm(er) winter day and the chance to ride.
I think simply because I can now get to work faster on the surface streets than on the super slab, my season has been extended a little...
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not I, Not ever...might get laid up if it doesn't pass inspection till I get what ever parts I might need, but as soon as I get a fresh sticker on her back on the road she'll go.
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Here in Calgary salt & sand are used only when the temperature is around freezing. At lower temperatures it is not that effective and calcium chloride is just too expensive to use on the roads. So, primarily they use fine rock chips to provide traction on the ice and snow.

When it does warm up to the point that we have bare streets and we can ride again we've got all this loose grit on the streets which is really dangerous when you're on two wheels.

I'm a firm believer that there is a conspiracy between the road maintenace people and all the glass shops replacing car windshields!
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yup. Our streets got the brine sprayed on them this past weekend on Saturday.

So this is what I did on Sunday...

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I know you like the blacked out look but Good grief..... Where are the wheels...LOL
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The people that park their bikes for the winter might keep their bikes nicer longer, but is it really worth it to miss out on several months of riding?

I say's NO!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Mine went away last Monday, and "yup", they're spraying the roads with brine here too!
-8C this morning when I went to work!
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