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    Posted: 12 Nov 2017 at 17:19
Today I stopped at a McDonald's for a much needed coffee and when I went back to me bike there was a young rider also getting ready to leave and we got talking about bikes but the last thing he said was alot of bikers out today as its the last day of the season. I was shocked but the young lad was convinced that the season is over . Who the hell tell young riders this b---S---?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote guzzi4cats Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2017 at 18:07
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Mine are always taxed and insured all year round.

Too many nice sunny days in winter to do anything other.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cugsy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2017 at 18:23
But its true. I can tell by the number of bikes on the A11 to work - gradually it reduces down to me and some kid on a 125 with L plates that freeze our respective goolies off.  I've just bought some bib n brace warm and toasty kit to keep the wind out. I'd normally put heated grips on the bike but this bloody Honda needs a dedicated wiring loom - nearly £200....I'll buy some better gloves.
  Ice and snow means no - good excuse to get the grand cherokee out and turn the heated seat on....
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Bought them..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2017 at 19:47
It just so happens, got them on the Ural, they do make a difference. Thumbs Up


So the last day of the season is November 12th? Big smile

How was that arrived at?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2017 at 20:12
That is correct Johhno,last day of the riding season it is,  it has been so for many week ends now.

For many bikers it is that for sure,time to wrap up warm your beloved shiny summer bike ,unless you are brave  and man enough  or daft get out there in the cold..

Point is,if the young un at the Mcdonalds is talking bikes it is not a bad thing, it will make a change from talking to fellow motorcyclists at the NEC this week end with there customised Zimmer frames !.
I have had mine Aqua blasted at Rays,heh ,well shiny, I want to look the part and blend in with those new bikes.

Winter riding myself at the moment for the last two weeks,still fun and at my age I can afford some new cast offs from Northants motocyclists,Canna beat my shoie helmet and Bmw suit about 1,000 £ new,mine for 100 £.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2017 at 20:28
If I can get a bike out of of my drive I will ride it. I usually only miss a couple of days when a little ice on the gentle gradient of my drive makes it impossible.
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Last day of the season !!!!
This is very bad news?
How am going to get to work  ?
Or go anywhere ?
I can't take The Snowplough so I can't.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 08:34
Inevitable consequence of the growth in motorcycling as a leisure pursuit/adventure sport as opposed to a cheap(sic) mode of essential transport. Shame though. I confess I do not ride these days out of necessity and do not therefore ride as often in the winter, but I have heated grips and a screen for a reason. You don't have these for the aesthetics, sound or performance enhancement! As someone above said, there are too
many nice but chilly days even in in our winter.
I expect there will be a lot of 'adventure' Bavarians parked up for the winter with their heated seats et al!
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It's salt that stops play. Roads round my way had their third dousing in a week last night. Grrrr.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 09:00
Bloody salt here last night, too. On dry roads, with no rain forecast.

Shadow is the thing that clobbers me, even though mine too is ready to ride all year, and on those cold, but bright wintry days.  I live in a small cul-de-sac (thanks a bunch, Normans), and once the darkness comes, the sun doesn't quite creep over the rooftops enough to shine directly onto the road surface for a few months. Thus any ice stays where it is until March - even though the main roads, just a short ride away, might be bone dry and ice-free.

It does serve as a reminder, though, that sunny and bright it may be, but on those fun bends where the road remains shaded, surprises lurk!
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I've had another year of not much Guzzi riding, but, I will get the old Lodola MOT'd again in the next week or so, as it's great over winter. Low power, ideal for slippery winter roads, and the salt can't make it any more rusty than it is already.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 10:42
Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

I've had another year of not much Guzzi riding...


Here's hoping the next "season" sees a change there!
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