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    Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 09:31
Hope you're all tucked away safe and warm. Forget the bikes, the emergency services don't need call outs to roughty toughty super heros!
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Now if I had a lightweight trials bike with knobblies......
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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:


Now if I had a lightweight trials bike with knobblies......

I though the same thing when I saw all the trucks and cars stranded on the M80, the only way to get through that lot would be on two feet or two wheels of some description, maybe a quad bike I suppose, I don't know if the emergency services vehicles coped
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In the dreadful winter of 1981 / 2 I bought a Yamaha DT125 as I was fed up of sliding around on the ground on my Commando (no car at the time and had to get to work).

The little Yam was great for the conditions but once summer came it had to go.

More recently I used a Honda Dominator through the snow in the early 2000s - it was fine most of the time but really too heavy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 11:06
Snow's not the problem, on the right bike that can be fun...ice and sub zero temps are a different matter entirely.Ouch
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Thing is, you can always stop a bike – even if you have to use the end of the handlebars. Now that car following too close behind …

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Snow...motorcycles ?? Mike H has got it sorted.I wish I had a Ural outfit !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 16:08
Not too much snow but I've just been out to get the bins in and that wind will take your face off.
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The mighty Jeep grand cherokee has been a stalwart hero and never missed a beat in the east anglian blizzards....gotta go though.  I have wondered if I could make it on the bike thoughConfused
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My first targeted train to get me home from the Smoke has been binned. Fingers crossed for the second. They are only hourly after that ... if they run any.
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Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

Snow...motorcycles ?? Mike H has got it sorted.I wish I had a Ural outfit !!

Needs knobblies tho, not sure it will get up the 1 in 4 slope from my driveway onto the road.

Roads are clear at the mo so that's not a prob, the 45+ mph winds will be tho. Shocked



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I don't have as steep as slope but have to back the bike out. Snow and ice make it impassable and there's a lot of that here at the mo
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I used to enjoy my Yamaha AS1 in the snow.
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Originally posted by Thorn Thorn wrote:

I used to enjoy my Yamaha AS1 in the snow.
hi I had one of those
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2018 at 19:19
Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:

Hope you're all tucked away safe and warm. Forget the bikes, the emergency services don't need call outs to roughty toughty super heros!
SORRY

Edited by johnno - 02 Mar 2018 at 19:23
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