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    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
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    What I Like About Riding in The Fall

    Took a ride out to the West Coast (that is what we call the Western edge of Michigan that touches Lake Michigan) yesterday morning on one of my favorite roads. The sun was showing up for the most part. It was 42 and kinda windy, but motoring on Leonard from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven helped me realize what I like about fall riding. (The road follows the Grand River for the most part and is a treat to ride.)

    What I Like:
    1. The bright colors are a gas.
    2. Cold, crisp air.
    3. No bugs (even close to, or crossing, the river or streams)
    4. People talk to you at every stop.
    ("isn't it too cold to ride", etc. etc.)
    5. Seeing the occasional other rider out doing the same.

    What do you like about riding in the fall??
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    Cooler weather so I don't over heat in my gear. Less traffic definetly a good thing.

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    I can break out the leathers for a few months, and leave the warm weather gear in the closet so the bugs will fall off. the colors, and the challenge of the wet leaves on the road. Being able to turn off the helmet vents and not sweat in my helmet.
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    Leaving early enough to watch the sun come up from the road, and stopping at some diner for a big cholesterol-bomb breakfast once it's warmed enough to peel a layer or open some vents.
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    Originally posted by lancew
    Leaving early enough to watch the sun come up from the road...
    Watching the sunrise in my mirrors as I head west to someplace new... that's the ticket for me.

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    Here in NorCal, the air becomes amazingly clear and we start to get cumulous clouds. The light takes on a magnificent golden shade late in the afternoon and in combination with the clouds, we get amazing sunsets.

    From my front yard
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    The goofy looks I get from people

    As it is starting to get colder,and the RUBs and SQUIDs are putting away their toys, I get all sorts of weird looks. Mainly cause I bundle up and ride even when it is cold.

    Then again it could be the helmet.

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    I still think you're a freak, Brad.

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    Originally posted by KBasa
    I still think you're a freak, Brad.

    Yes but he is *our* freak.



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    Question Think???

    I thought we already determined that to quote Hank Hill, "That boy ain't right."
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    I'll echo the comment about the nicer temperatures. Here in TexSux we laugh at the guys who park it during December and January, as those are nice cool times here- we park it in July and August because the ambient temps are warmer those months than body temperature so there's no wind-chill effect, in fact, you get hotter in motion than sitting still.
    I went out for a leisurely ride in cloudy mid-fifties today and LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
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    It was 24F when I rode to work today and a balmy 41 when I rode home. I want a fairing!!!
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    What I like about the fall are the crisp mornings and cool
    days. That cold air sure feels good in the morning.

    Ian

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    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
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    Hey Lorazepam - let them pansies hide behind their protective fiberglass. Us reel men will tough it out. (don't care how I contort, I can't fit behind the "eyebrow" faring).

    Oh, Brad - that helmet arrangement kicks ass. I also notice a lack of crotch rockets and loud cruisers when the mercury dips.
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