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There will always be one. Don't fall off.
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I pick my route with less traffic and pull over when traffic comes behind me , I try to judge the road surface well in advance but at the end of the day its pure luck . I got a 9 mile ride home tomorrow but hope most of the road is clear by then and if it is real dangerous I just pull over and walk home that is the joy of having a rat bike lol
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The only reason for the cautious advise came from my wife’s experiences working on a men’s orthopaedic ward in a Northampton hospital.


As is usual the patients were mainly young men with a range of broken bits arising from sports and road traffic accidents many of which apparently happened under incredibly heroic circumstances. That is, no one just fell off or tripped over. She was used to hearing these stories but never felt the need to tell them that she also had ridden a motorcycle for some years. She always rode her bike to work and one day after going off duty she had to go back to the ward. Perhaps seeing her in Lewis Leathers carrying an AGV full face helmet had some effect because after that the stories about their injuries became rather more factual and a bit less heroic.


In all the time she rode a bike she never crashed, fell off or had a heroic story to tell. What she did do on the day after passing her test was to ride her ancient Honda 50 from North London to Birmingham just to visit her Gran.

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Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:

">In all the time she rode a bike she never crashed, fell off or had a heroic story to tell. What she did do on the day after passing her test was to ride her ancient Honda 50 from North London to Birmingham just to visit her Gran.




London to Birmingham on a Honda 50 now that is heroic
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Once out of village roads perfect today but I did cheat some parts of village by riding on pavement and I also added a few screws to bottom of me boots to stop me feet from sliding .
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Honda 50? Perfect for snow bound roads...
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Never mind emergency services got emails from British Gas and Homeserve insurance don't 'phone us if you got a problem with your boiler etc., here's some DIY tips Shocked

And Asda cancelled their delivery...


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Huh, that's nothing! UPS haven't delivered my new carpet yet and it's only just down the road in Southampton.Angry
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In '82 I said never again  , In '09/2010 the snow seemed grippier  And i commuted a fair bit although one day i stopped on an icy incline and couldn't get going again , but couldn't get off the bike either...
This year I got caught out on the way home on Tuesday The  27th in a very slippery localised  dump of snow.  I took the car on Wednesday and the company closed down at lunchtime (our courier companies won't / can't run in snow and the Country has more or less closed down since. The South east of the country has been very badly hit  I doubt  if even a Rokon would get through some of the drifts down that way!


I spent my 2 enforced days off shovelling snow  ( better than cabin fever)



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in some ways it is easier to ride on a nice depth of snow say 6 inch ,in the past I have mounted wooden blocks to my wheels and cut down chain and they work a treat . Years back when we had snow often I had a pair of shoe soles that I put screws into then strapped to me riding boots so me feet were solid on the ground ,nowadays everyone just cry I cant get to work . It is not for everyone I agree but for folk daft in the head like me its an adventure
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Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:


In all the time she rode a bike she never crashed, fell off or had a heroic story to tell. What she did do on the day after passing her test was to ride her ancient Honda 50 from North London to Birmingham just to visit her Gran.


It reminds me of a french girl nicknamed "p'tite Anne" from northern France, who would turn up at classic race meetings on her Motobecane moped, on any circuit paddock in France, Belgium, England (Snetterton, if memory serves), armed with her pudding basin helmet and a sleeping bag !
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

in some ways it is easier to ride on a nice depth of snow say 6 inch ,
,nowadays everyone just cry I cant get to work . It is not for everyone I agree but for folk daft in the head like me its an adventure

Agreed virgin snow is best  fresh snow over icy ruts just isn't worth  it  . Arriving in work like you've run a marathon after some lock stop to lock stop encounters  is mad ..  The current dump we had  ( which is now thawing nicely) was drifted  metres high in some counties , so travelling on foot was nearly impossible for some.
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We've had ..ahem...3 power cuts (no gas where we are, oil fired boiler) and no post for over a week, been to work and got sent home wednesday.  Don't know why - the boss went out in his big land Cruiser and had a slide, shat himself and sent us home. Back in next day and there's a young lad on a 125 with L plates at a unit across from us.  Snow has all gone now and the bike is out tomorrow regardless.   My missus refused to go to work all week because of the snow. 1/4 mile of snowy road and then all A roads...chicken
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

Originally posted by Thorn Thorn wrote:

I used to enjoy my Yamaha AS1 in the snow.
hi I had one of those

Lovely little things. I wish I still had one.
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