Riding Season

CaNaDiAn,Eh?

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Hey everybody,
I just thought I'd start this thread to whine about the riding season. It's gone. :whiner: Vanished. It is no more. It's snowed here and I don't think there is much chance of it clearing up..or warming up enough to go riding again. It is currently -15 degrees celsius. It's enough to make you want to cry, having to look at that beautiful bike sitting in the garage just begging to be riddin. I'm defanitely not going to enjoy the next 5 or 6 months. It's so depressing knowing you can't ride for the next 5 months ( that is nearly half a YEAR!!!). Maybe I should pack up and move to Arizona or something for the winter....I hear you can ride there all year long. :cool: What about all of you? How long do you think you have left to ride? What do you all do in the off-season? Sigh...I think I'm gonna need to get a snowmobile....i'm just lost without motorized toys :debil: :flame:
 
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We are lucky in Australia cause we can pretty much ride all year round! At the moment it is spring time and is pretty wet and slippery but nothing to stop us riding!

I always thought it would be great to live in the snow, it seems so cool but 5 months off the bike? that would be unbearable! Go the snowmobile I say!
 

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canadian, where are you, here around niagara falls its going to heat up to 18 celcius this weekend, hopefully not the last riding weekend.
 

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In western Washington we're lucky enough to be able to ride year round. Even when it snows it's generally not enough to keep us off the trails. The winter months offer some pretty good riding around here, as long as the temp stays above about 40 F. It gets plenty muddy, but with a fresh set of knobbies, mud can be your friend!

I couldn't take having my bikes parked for 5 months. I would definitely have to get a sled. I spent my honeymoon snowmobiling in Montana. It's pretty good stuff, you should check it out.
 

CaNaDiAn,Eh?

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I'd really like to get a sled but unfortunately, it's a bit out of my price range right now. Oh, well...most of my friends and neighbors have them...i'm sure I can bum a ride off of sombody..lol. I live nowhere near niagra falls. I'm way out in the western provinces. Right now there is to much snow to ride but i've heard its supposed to warm up a bit in the next week or two. Probably only enough to make the area an absolute swamp but oh well, i'll take what I can get. Yup....five months off the bike does nearly kill me.
 
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Cheer up canadian EH!! we did our last ride on dec 20 of last year here in b.c.-okanagon area this year might end a little earlier though. You may be able to hook up with an ice racing group in your area-it's a HOOT try it if you get a chance. spring will come soon enough!!
 

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We (Kokanee Bushriders) rode up at Bearcreek ,in the okanagan , the day before christmas last year, but I don`t think we`ll get that far up this year .
 

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Our season is just starting. You frozen types have my sympathy.
 

CaNaDiAn,Eh?

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Originally posted by cactusreid
\You may be able to hook up with an ice racing group in your area-it's a HOOT try it if you get a chance!!
Unfortunately there are no ice racing groups in my area. It would be fun to try. I wonder how much some of those spiked tires cost? Probably quite a bit. Last year I took my bike out for a ride on Christmas Day. It was still pretty snowy but there was a Chinook and it was really nice out. Hopefully the snow will melt a bit, enough to go riding anyway. It's been -20 degrees celsius with the windchill though for a week or two now. Last year it wasn't this cold this early. I guess I shouldn't be complaining we really need the moisture from the snow, but still not being able to ride for a couple of months is a KILLER!!!! I really wish I could get a sled. A couple of months ago I saw that new fourstoke sled from Yamaha. That thing was nice. A lot heavier compared to the two stokes though of course. A lot more money to. I was watching the news and it is supposed to get about 0 degrees in a few days then it supposed to get cold again.... :( What I really need is one of those kits that turn your dirtbike into a snowbike. You put a track on the back instead of a tire and a ski on the front. Don't know how well it would handle but it looks cool...lol.....I'm already counting the days until spring......
 

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Look for the bright side in every situation. You have the potential of a chinook and I'm betting you didn't match our -30 C with windchill at 8am today :scream: I picked my aunt up at the airport as she had just arrived from Calgary, I'm surprised she didn't get back on the plane when we hit the parking lot. :laugh:

Your welcome to come on out to Manitoba and do some Ice racing here!
 

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Originally posted by Julius Pleaser
Our season is just starting. You frozen types have my sympathy.
JP... :moon: Right there buddy!!! :)



It seems that our season has become hit or miss. Upon opening the back door we were greated with little white thingies. :( We still have a few weekends of riding left as long as the track doesn't get too wet or frozen. I guess I'd better start dusting off the hockey gear.
 

CaNaDiAn,Eh?

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Originally posted by Chili
Your welcome to come on out to Manitoba and do some Ice racing here!
I'd like to do that but unfortunately, Manitoba is a few provinces to far away from me. I'd like to give ice racing a go, but unfortunately there isn't a big ice racing scene over here ( that i've heard of anyway). We defanitely haven't been as cold as you guys yet. The coldest we've been is about -20-25 degrees celsius ( including windchill). I'm defanitely hoping for a chinook.