Missing riding weather...badly!

Snout

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Turkey day has come and gone which for many in the northern states denotes a distinct lack of fair weather. In western NY we have seen temperatures in the teens, already had road salt/sand laid down and several snow storms worth plowing the driveway for. I am really feeling the loss of TWT, or two wheel therapy as my wife calls it. I have about 14 bikes as projects to mess with, but nothing replaces actually riding the bike. I look back not long ago at a nice sunny day. Riding down into Pa to one of my favorite roads, Pa's rt 666. Not a joke, very popular with the "other" bikers (HD dig at my buddies, believe me I owe them 100X more), but a great stretch of winding road following a creek. 35 miles from Sheffield to East Hickory with rolling narrow road, tight turns, rocky cliffs and drop offs. I like to just go and run it solo. Time well spent, alone with the machine. So what does anyone else do other than projects and dreaming of spring? I hate to admit it, but it is early in the cold season and i am already bumming.
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Tim

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Put your bike in a truck and drive south :)

Also check out ice racing on mini bikes. No joke.
 

Hurco550

Keep er' Between the ditches
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I'm in North Central Ohio. I get the winter time non-riding blues as well, but in a way I somewhat "look foward" to it too. I am pretty bad at regular maintenance during the riding season, so it is time to get the fleet up to standards again, as well as my time to work on other projects. As much as I need time on a bike, i need the time to wrench on them too. I still enjoy and benefit from that part (almost) as much as riding if were being honest.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
That area of PA is where I grew up; the old stompin' grounds for sure. It was a good place to grow up as a rider. Now I'm sitting in the sunny South for the winter as Tim suggested above... and no bike to ride. :confused:
 

Maritime

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I'm in North Central Ohio. I get the winter time non-riding blues as well, but in a way I somewhat "look foward" to it too. I am pretty bad at regular maintenance during the riding season, so it is time to get the fleet up to standards again, as well as my time to work on other projects. As much as I need time on a bike, i need the time to wrench on them too. I still enjoy and benefit from that part (almost) as much as riding if were being honest.
This is me too. The bike gets just enough to stay safe all riding season and the winter is when it gets the love to get it back to Clean/pretty and routine stuff done. If I didn't have the 3-4 months I'd have to have more bikes LOL. I totally get missing the riding though. Wrenching is just enough bike time to keep me sane when I can't ride.
 

Ride/Hike

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Live in southern NC and not too far from NC mountains. During the summer when it gets hot & humid in the lower elevations, head to the NC foothills and mountains to cool off. This part of the country allows riding every month of the year. Motorcycle maintenance day today, servicing a couple bikes this morning and riding this afternoon, it will reach 52F.
 

Tim

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I'm flying down to SC (Hilton Head area) today for the next week or so and am looking forward to riding again :). Bikes up here are away for the winter with inches of snow on the ground.
 

Ride/Hike

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I'm flying down to SC (Hilton Head area) today for the next week or so and am looking forward to riding again :). Bikes up here are away for the winter with inches of snow on the ground.
Hilton Head area is beautiful! Hope you have a fine trip!

Bought a used Kendon motorcycle trailer last fall. Have ideas of heading to SC & GA during January for day rides, too.

Edit: Got a short afternoon ride in today:

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Hurco550

Keep er' Between the ditches
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This is me too. The bike gets just enough to stay safe all riding season and the winter is when it gets the love to get it back to Clean/pretty and routine stuff done. If I didn't have the 3-4 months I'd have to have more bikes LOL. I totally get missing the riding though. Wrenching is just enough bike time to keep me sane when I can't ride.
Just by happenstance I saw where this was your 10,000th posting on DTT. Either a congratulations OR an intervention is in order, I'm not sure which ;)
 
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