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    It finally happened...whoo hoo! I've been watching the weather and the road conditions waiting for my chance to hit the streets even if it was just to go around the block. Yeah it might have only been a trip to the coffee shop and back, but man it felt good. The ice patches are finally gone but there's sand every where, so it was a slow deliberate pace...no turning and damn sure no throttle play. I have made it to the promise land and I'm free at last.

  • #2
    So, what kind of temps did you have for the opening ride?

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    • midnitmike
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      Spring sprung with a vengeance this year and the temps went from the teens and 20's last week up to the high 40's this week. Now if the city crews would get out there and clean up all the sand they dumped on the roads this winter I'd be a happy camper and a lot less nervous.

  • #3
    I got out and rolled this week, too! Here in SE MA, we had some mid-40's, and a promise of 50+ Thursday!!! Whohoo!!!

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    • #4
      I made it out today for a 50 mile ride. It was in the low 50's and it felt pretty good

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      • #5
        Planning on a 200 mile trip for Saturday. Changed the Oil tonight! Ready to go.

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        • #6
          Got a 100 miler in Monday , 48-55 degrees here in the Ozarks. Going to work on mine today , Wind at 20 mph.

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          • #7
            i am humbled in your presence...the roads are pretty much clear here but the salt makes them white and i won't ride until it's rained a couple times and washed it off...it's just rough on bikes...supposed to hit upper 50's today but rain all day and 20mph wind...fair weather zing...

            ps...i ride in much cooler weather in the autumn to stretch the season out...november even december...i won't ride the cbr unless the roads have really warmed up...zp...

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            • #8
              Gonna be almost 70 here today but the potholes are terrible and almost make it unpassable on a bike. Some of them will eat a car, I would hate to try and dodge them on my bike. I'll wait a few more weeks for them to catch up on the road repairs before I try to ride.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by davej View Post
                Gonna be almost 70 here today but the potholes are terrible and almost make it unpassable on a bike. Some of them will eat a car, I would hate to try and dodge them on my bike. I'll wait a few more weeks for them to catch up on the road repairs before I try to ride.
                My bike is in storage at my parents place (they snowbird) and have thought about getting it out and riding. Temps are above freezing and what I'd ride in during the late fall. But like you say, I've been swerving all over with my car to avoid those potholes. The ones I've hit have jarred my teeth in a car. Can't imagine what they'd be like on the bike. Hopefully the crews are out soon tending to them. I'm chomping to ride as well.

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                • #10
                  I have over 700 mile on for this year. Good ol Georgia weather. It pays to live in the south and have a bike.
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