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Ducati Scotty

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Withdrawal symptoms
« on: November 30, 2010, 11:26:03 AM »
Winter has arrived here in Portland, OR.  Lots of rain and cold and rain.  It's been cold enough since I got my waterproof gear that I haven't ridden due to potential ice.  They're predicting record cold and record precipitation this year.  It's probably been almost two weeks since I've been on the road.

This morning on the way to work I reached for the front brake on my steering wheel.

It's going to be a long cold winter here :(

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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 11:43:49 AM »
 I don't see how you guys up north do it, it must be terrible. Thank God I'm far enough south that I'll get a riding day or two every month all winter, it won't be a long ride but even a little will keep me sane, winter sucks.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2010, 11:55:51 AM by r80rt »
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 12:28:57 PM »
Same here, usually a day or two every month that's clear except maybe February.  It's just the cold turkley going from riding to work every day to nada in the space of two weeks that caught me off guard.  My wife says I get kinda grumpy this time of year for a month or so until I re-adjust.

It's supposed to be clear skies this weekend.  Keep your fingers crossed.

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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 03:26:14 PM »
 I hear Ya . This time of year, up here, the weather can be a real tease. When your going to work in the morning, It may be near or below freezing, but during the day, It may get up into the 50's. >:( So the only time you get to actually ride it's miserable.
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010, 04:13:39 PM »
Snow has stopped play on the UK side of the pond too. I was looking forward to a ride at the weekend but it's not going to happen now. I'm with you on the withdrawal symptons. That said the roads will probably be OK again in a couple of weeks so it could be worse.

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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010, 04:20:52 PM »
Oh yeah, withdrawals!

Up here in sorta Arctic Seattle (lately anyway) the forecast is not encouraging.  At least most of the fallen leaves have dispersed now.

Sunday's 30 mile "cycle-therapy" might have to stick with me for a while.  I'm on the hunt for heated gloves that use their own batteries.  Heated socks might be nice too.

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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010, 10:21:48 PM »
 A temp of +40* F. on my front porch means frost likely on the lower laying roads,,,,tread with extreme caution.

Here's a few web links I found for batter heated socks and gloves,,,

http://www.brucemedical.com/ng30.html
http://www.brucemedical.com/ng25.html

http://www.nextag.com/heated-clothing-battery/products-html
http://ecom1.sno-ski.net/battery.html
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 10:55:46 PM »
It's the first day of summer here in Australia. But then again we can ride around all year round. :D

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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010, 11:39:29 PM »
A temp of +40* F. on my front porch means frost likely on the lower laying roads,,,,tread with extreme caution.

Here's a few web links I found for batter heated socks and gloves,,,

http://www.brucemedical.com/ng30.html
http://www.brucemedical.com/ng25.html

http://www.nextag.com/heated-clothing-battery/products-html
http://ecom1.sno-ski.net/battery.html

THANK YOU very much!   :)
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2010, 02:15:55 AM »
glad i could help.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2010, 05:15:12 AM »
4:30 am.Gave up on pretending to rest.Cough,cough,cough.Feel sorry for other family members.I believe influenzas,or whatever,are different here in Mo than in Mi.I was hardly ever sick in Mi but I get this a couple of times a year here in Mo.I am so glad I took Jolly out the last time.Everything worked perfectly,I enjoyed it so much.I swear I am gonna get more rides in next summer.I think my New Years resolution is gonna be more time for ol' Larry.I see the dog has not followed me out of the bedroom,probly sick of the coughing,nose blowing and whimpering.Just as well,I'm tired of his pitying stare anyway.

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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2010, 05:35:50 AM »
Br.single,
Around here its known as the super crud.
Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2010, 06:59:52 AM »
Freezing north easterly winds here - Siberia comes to Devon! I drove to Cornwall early sunday morning and the outside temp gauge never got above minus 4.5. The van heater's busted so I was well wrapped, even so it wasn't a fun drive. And I saw a motorcyclist going the other way - now that's a tougher rider than this old fair weather boy!
I haven't been on the bike for about four weeks, and not much prospect for this week either. I put the dust cover on today, as the bike has to share the garage with the winter wood & coal stash, but I did it with a sad resignation. The roads are dry in spite of freezing temperatures - many parts of the country are under snow - and I'm hanging onto hopes of some winter riding later.
But yeah...... I'm really missing it.... :(
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2010, 07:41:45 AM »
Single, I hope you get better soon, it's just miserable being sick.
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2010, 08:31:32 AM »
Thanks,guys.The dog did come out and look at me for a minute.Went back to bed.