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Thread: 40s in MN, not a BMW on the road!

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    40s in MN, not a BMW on the road!

    Well, actually there was one- My R80ST with Motorvation Spyder 'hack. But I saw a Harley, and he didn't have any 'hack to hold the bike up on the rare slippery bits.

    Are we getting soft? Used to be anytime the temp got above freezing I'd see a bunch of BMW riders on the road while the Harley riders cowered in their 4x4 pickups. Granted, the Harley riders outnumber us. But their Harleys are made of pig iron that collapses in a pile of rust at the mere mention of road salt. Our beemers are made of sturdier stuff, aluminum and "tupperware" that can laugh at anything short of some really nasty HazMat.

    So let's get out there and enjoy the thaw- we have a reputation to uphold!

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    Hey, I'm riding!
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    I rode dirt bikes in the snow!

    My GS is in the North facing garage. and the garage and house sets at the top of a hill. I think I could get it out, but it would never make it back in because of the ice...I have about a month to go!

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    It was about 40 in Central IL today. I was not home so I could not ride. BUT, in preparation of my new GSA in May, I wore my new Darian pants and jacket to work Friday to start breaking them in. Mind you I drove my Avalanche to work. But I wore the suit all day, even in the office. Am I sick or what?

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    Here's a pic of my H-D,ON the frozen Rainy River,years back,when I was still ridin'a Harley.I rode it,till it either wouldn't start,or the snow got too deep. I don't recall ever seeing any other bikes on the road back then,Beemers,or otherwise.
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    not a...

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    Welcome.

    When it warms up around here, you can usually hear the Harleys right away.

    The Beemers are quiet, and there are fewer of them around, so you don't notice them. A week ago, even the Lamborghinis were out.
    Rinty

    "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."

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    Thumbs up While my GS was safely slumbering...

    I was out on snowmobile, instead! Gotta get some riding in before ALL the snow melts...

    Rode on beautiful trails in Fillmore County. Didn't get over to Houston County, though I have in years past. It's fun to ride the Grant-in-Aid trails past Money Creek Haven and all the great places that I visit during the fabulous Hiawatha Rally (shameless plug...).

    Think spring!

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    I saw no BMW's...

    In the Twin Cities of MN, I saw one Harley yesterday...that was it. I'm sure there were other bikes out there, but I didn't see them.

    Mine are tucked in the garage in such a fashion that I don't really want to roll one out for just a day.

    I'll be out there in March.

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    Same temps in Michigan today. I didn't see any other bikes while I was out riding, but did see one Beemer after I rode! Beautiful rare sunny day in SE Michigan.
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    I rode today and yesterday. I took the RT on a 80 mile spin yesterday and it was about 50 degrees for the high. Today I rode the Harley about 115 miles and the temp got up to 64 degrees. But I'm waiting on warmer weather to do any serious riding. LOL

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    I was out for about a 125 mile ride this morning. Never saw another bike.

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    After subjecting the K to many a winter, and too much road salt, I retired her in favor of a beater hack. Didn't ride this weekend--too busy with work.
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    For the first winter in some time, I have not ridden since December. Missed my trip to Mexico, too, which is way better than riding in winter weather, you betcha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judjones View Post
    Missed my trip to Mexico
    Say it ain't so! Feeling alright there, buddy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twofastdogs View Post
    Say it ain't so! Feeling alright there, buddy?
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    They got back yesterday.

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