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    HODAG
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    1st ride of spring

    Took "Big Blue" for a shake down ride around the block after mounting the new tires from yesterday. had to check a rubbing issue that turned out to be much ado about nothing.
    A Balmy 22 degrees (near zero with wind chill) road was a little icy in avoidable spots.

    Some would point out I should have put the front calipers back on first (don't worry they were strapped up tight out of the way), and seat, and side covers. (and maybe grabbed a jacket,helmet, and gloves)

    Grinning ear to ear......

    in rounder tallying that was like a 200 miles ride in 70 degree weather (actually 1st ride of winter, but who's counting)


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    REBECCAV
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    So it's Spring now, is it???

    Isn't it scary when 22 feels balmy?

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    HODAG
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxergrrlie
    So it's Spring now, is it???
    they got shamrock shakes out so it must be?

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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    So did you use the center or the side of the tires?
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    Just got in from checking the orange blossoms and having a hard time understanding this 22 degrees thing.

    If the front calipers were off for a test drive it really wouldn't matter would it? How would you pull on the brake lever if your fingers were frozen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurricane
    Just got in from checking the orange blossoms and having a hard time understanding this 22 degrees thing.

    If the front calipers were off for a test drive it really wouldn't matter would it? How would you pull on the brake lever if your fingers were frozen?
    Brakes dont help on ice anyway.
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    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
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    good for you mark! round on, my man.
    got a few miles in today myself, of course it was a lot warmer on this side of the lake....high of 27. but the forcast is looking good for the week......not much snow and highs in the mid-30's. whoo-hooo, spring is sprung. (must be, just got my new license tabs in the mail.)

    BTW - one secret to riding in the cold is to totally ignore "wind chill". what does it matter when you are creating a 50-60 mph + wind chill by going down the road. (course it is a little different for some people. i read about something called a fairing....guess it blocks the wind or something. hmmm, might look into that. think they will catch on??)
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