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Old 02-05-2009, 06:30 PM
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F**K WINTER !

So here we are,mid winter in South Dakota.Got 3 feet of snow in my yard,bike torn down,temps have been down to minus freeze your nuts off and NO HEAT in my garage.WTF!!! got so much work to do on my Hawk and still got to truck around the good ol' USA so I can afford my toys. Jeez... need some therapy.Nice blast through the Coteau hills north of where I live sounds good. So come on guys,think spring... especially you lucky bastards that live in the south west. Pic is my house/front yard New Years Day. Brrrrrrrr.................!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:34 PM
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I feel you pain bro...it's been in the 30's here in FL over night and that just not normal
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by FL02SupaHawk996 View Post
I feel you pain bro...it's been in the 30's here in FL over night and that just not normal
No pain.. to numb to feel ANYTHING. The thing that sucks is that I'm in the trucking business and if winter gets too much I just grab a load to Phoenix or Miami, but I haven't been south of I-80 in two months.... Arghhhh
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:16 PM
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Damn I feel your pain I didn't ride in to work today because it was supposed to rain this afternoon.

Anyways I lived up in northern new england untill I was 21. I still miss it, then I think about what I would be doing and I am over it.

Good luck spring is right around the corner.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:27 PM
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ahahah, u guys have it nice! we've been buried in show this year up in Canada.

Luckily i got to spend 3 weeks in Thailand on vacation, rented a little 125cc bike for 10 days while downthere....lol slow POS but it was two wheels!
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:07 PM
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Here in Rapid City it's been 60 both yesterday and today..put over 300 mi in.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:12 PM
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I live in Sioux Falls and I've ridden to work twice in the last 5 days
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Syclone View Post
I live in Sioux Falls and I've ridden to work twice in the last 5 days
Yeah... you guys got no snow.Temps warmed up today,but I'm heading to Philadelphia.I'm just a little frustrated with winter.The free time I've had to work in the garage has been a hassle 'cause its been so bloody cold the past month.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by steve.g View Post
Yeah... you guys got no snow.Temps warmed up today,but I'm heading to Philadelphia.I'm just a little frustrated with winter.The free time I've had to work in the garage has been a hassle 'cause its been so bloody cold the past month.
You have had a much tougher winter than most in recent history. I was born in Mitchell, my Dad is buried there. I grew up in Minnesnowdalot.

I'm back in my parents' native Texas and those kind of long winters are a thing of the past for me. It's snowed here and it's iced here - the town shuts down and waits for it to be over. In a day or two it is.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:41 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0cLq4oztWw

One of these might work for you.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:29 AM
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I feel your pain. Yesturday it was 10 degrees when I left for work. We're longing for warm temps. If we weren't so close with our family, we'd move south for sure.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:42 AM
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I'd cut a hole into the garage and get some heat in there quick. Next year insulate the hell out it and you'll be happy once again.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:45 AM
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You ever considered a rack for your bike on your tractor? That way you can ride when in Miami or Phoenix
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:46 AM
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That looks like my yard...

It was -6 yesterday morning but will be up in the 40s tomorrow in the western NY area tomorrow so hopefully the bitter cold is done for the year!
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:54 AM
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Coming to work this am I passed 2 riders, one was on a Fazer and the other on a little bike like an R6. It was 29 degrees and they were still grinning ear-to-ear! I was jealous

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It was 1 here this morning. it's actually starting to make me legitimately mad. I would love it if we got a little warm snap (40's) to melt the skating rink that is my driveway.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:46 AM
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So.Cal. used to be the best place on the planet. Thanks to the third world invasion and third world politics, it has largely turned to ****. I'm glad you guys envy us our mountain roads and weather. It's all we've got left.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RK1 View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0cLq4oztWw

One of these might work for you.
dirt bikes in the snow. look likes unbelievable fun. If you have the snow, one of these things will get you through the winter without a wimper.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:52 PM
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yup, winter is the *****. here in moncton nb cabada it's been very cold. i've got pics of winter on my shop 'puter. if i think of it i will post them in a week when i get back from fla!!! i fly out of this snowy, cold dump at 6am, nine hours from now.
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Have a blast! Yes it has been cold up there. Global warming my ***!
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:44 PM
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Understand your pain brother. Just bought my Superhawk last sat. first bike i've owned since 1979. I do not have an license yet and am in need of a fix. drove it a few miles in Missouri where i bought it, wow my 1978 Kawasaki kz 750 twin did not go like this mad chicken. Live in Nebraska and have been in the coteau hills before, beautiful country, think i will come up and fly through Sica Hollow this summer. Relax you will be riding soon.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:53 PM
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Not to make yall feel too terribly bad, but its 65 degrees here in San Antonio @ 9:50pm and will be around 80 degrees for a high tomorrow. I have rode my bike every day this week for about 120 miles each day. But on the bright side, at least yall get snow.
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:12 PM
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Thanks for all the love guys!! Yeah,spring will be here soon and my Triumph is ready to go.This is my Hawk a couple of weeks ago.Now the front end is stripped as I sent the forks to Hawkrider to modify and I'm in the middle of bracing the swingarm. Just gotta get out and brush up on my skills.... Ride fast,ride safe everyone...Cheers,
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by raptorrider View Post
Understand your pain brother. Just bought my Superhawk last sat. first bike i've owned since 1979. I do not have an license yet and am in need of a fix. drove it a few miles in Missouri where i bought it, wow my 1978 Kawasaki kz 750 twin did not go like this mad chicken. Live in Nebraska and have been in the coteau hills before, beautiful country, think i will come up and fly through Sica Hollow this summer. Relax you will be riding soon.
Sica Hollow is a cool place, about 60 miles from my house.If you come up,gimme a shout,maybe I'll be home and ride up with ya....
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Rode to work this morning after partying all night (took a nap before I started) and it was 19 degrees. Coldest I've ever ridden. But today it got up to the mid 60's and tomorrow will be the same. It was worth it to be first out in the morning to enjoy a full day of warmth. There's still snow in spots though. Sucks you can't even work on your bike in comfort. Spring will be here shortly.
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Hotbrakes, isn't it past your bedtime?
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Maybe it was the antifreeze!
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Originally Posted by steve.g View Post
So here we are,mid winter in South Dakota.Got 3 feet of snow in my yard,bike torn down,temps have been down to minus freeze your nuts off and NO HEAT in my garage.WTF!!! got so much work to do on my Hawk and still got to truck around the good ol' USA so I can afford my toys. Jeez... need some therapy.Nice blast through the Coteau hills north of where I live sounds good. So come on guys,think spring... especially you lucky bastards that live in the south west. Pic is my house/front yard New Years Day. Brrrrrrrr.................!!!
I hear you man i live in upstate ny and it sucks!!
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So.Cal. used to be the best place on the planet. Thanks to the third world invasion and third world politics, it has largely turned to ****. I'm glad you guys envy us our mountain roads and weather. It's all we've got left.
You forgot to mention that many of those mountain roads are clogged with commuters on weekday mornings and afternoons, and tourists/sightseers on weekends.

I was born in Los Angeles in 1946. The change that has taken place is almost beyond description.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ih8tu View Post
I hear you man i live in upstate ny and it sucks!!
Our forum administrator is in Upstate NY and he's been grumpy for a long time. With the kind of winter you have been having - I'd be grumpy too! I know, I spent 30 winters in Minnesnodalot and bailed. 1984 set the record for all-time record snowfall. By March I was executing my exit strategy. I go back to visit but not much. They mostly come here to get out of it.
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