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Old 24-12-17, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default Who's still riding?

I'm a fine weather rider but I've managed to squeeze in a couple of brief rides recently. Our local main roads don't dry out until 2 pm ish and the minor roads not at all. If I had the space I'd pick up a winter hack - something like an old Honda CD175, maybe.
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Old 24-12-17, 01:37 PM   #2
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Still using the SV although a bit less at the moment as the roads out of the village are so thickly covered in mud and manure that it's a downright dangerous business getting out to the main road.

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Old 24-12-17, 02:25 PM   #3
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I rode mine in to the conservatory yesterday

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Old 24-12-17, 03:26 PM   #4
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I've got a Dorsoduro as well as the SV. The SV is off the road for maintenance, and the Dorsoduro is taking all the salt and muck.

Luckily it has heated grips, will be using it tomorrow for a quick spin, roads are usually nice and quiet with little chance of Police on Xmas day
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Old 24-12-17, 03:43 PM   #5
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How is it coping with the salt? Mine has a few rusty bits that need some attention
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Old 24-12-17, 04:05 PM   #6
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It copes well, cleaned regularly and coated in FS365

It's a great bike for commuting on, especially in the bad weather. Tank size and seat comfort are my only gripes, and the spray from that silly front mudguard in the wet.

Looks amazing, brakes and handles well.
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Old 24-12-17, 04:30 PM   #7
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Haven't ridden mine since April 2016
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Old 24-12-17, 06:12 PM   #8
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Hugh has so much chrome it would take longer to clean than I'd be out riding...
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Old 24-12-17, 10:13 PM   #9
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Know what you mean Gary, I was out today but I was locking on the lower half on my body using my bum cheeks
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Old 25-12-17, 08:37 AM   #10
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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.
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