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Old 25-12-17, 08:52 AM   #11
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Merry Christmas, everyone

I keep mine ready to go through winter just in case I get a dry couple of hours, but if the roads are sopping I won't bother ... these days I'm definitely a fair weather rider and not ashamed of it.
+1 Can smell Turkey (kebabs and camel dung - wind must be from south east LOL)

Nothing better than a fine day on a motorbike - struggle to think how I used to get through winter riding to work on ice and snow (many years ago now, when winters were much worse riders today don't know they are born -- yack, yack ha ha - sounding like Monty Python and the Four Yorkshiremen )

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Old 25-12-17, 10:46 AM   #12
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I use my Hornet all year round but the SV pretty much gets parked up once the salt appears. If I want to play at this time of year I use my DRZ400, the worse the roads the better.....
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Old 25-12-17, 11:48 AM   #13
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I successfully squeezed in an hours ride this morning. The main roads were dry so I made my usual mistake of thinking "the side roads can't be too wet", as usual I was totally wrong. They were flooded, ploughed field wet.
I was optimistic of a ride this morning but squally showers put me off.
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Old 25-12-17, 03:16 PM   #14
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I get bored and then find an excuse for a ride. On Friday I got kitted up to ride 5 miles there and back to the local garden centre to get peanuts for the birds in my garden. I din't really need them but just wanted an excuse to ride.
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Old 25-12-17, 04:16 PM   #15
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The main roads were dry so I made my usual mistake of thinking "the side roads can't be too wet", as usual I was totally wrong. They were flooded, ploughed field wet.
I think it rather depends on what's around the roads (or over actually). The main roads will often stay damp and greasy for longer than the minor untreated roads providing they are not under trees or between high hedges. Down my way the marshes are almost assured to be dry by lunchtime providing it hasn't actually rained in the morning. Has the added bonus at this time of year of the hedges and verges being down so the views through the twisty bits can be exploited!
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Old 26-12-17, 08:29 AM   #16
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Still riding just haven't been out. Rebuilt front calipers and ran out of DOT5.1, still to change chain/sprockets and service rear
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Old 27-12-17, 11:02 AM   #17
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We had a dry start to boxing Day.
The road was washed from salts.
So a bit of a trip around the local roads.
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Old 27-12-17, 01:03 PM   #18
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Yes still riding!!...........
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Old 28-12-17, 08:55 AM   #19
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@Simon1 - that looks very cool. What's the grip like from those knobblies?

I got a quick 40-mile spin out yesterday, it was dry but freezing.
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Old 28-12-17, 10:09 AM   #20
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@Simon1 - that looks very cool. What's the grip like from those knobblies?
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I had a 250 Honda Trail bike a few years ago with knobbly tyres (studs close together, more like trials tyres than scrambler with their larger studs with bigger gaps), great off road but scary on tarmac.
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