Not a good day to ride!

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    Not a good day to ride!

    But I went anyway. A local man is shipping out for Iraq next week, the family wanted to surprise him with a ALR/PGR send-off
    It was only 28 degrees out but I decided if he could spend a year in the desert I could ride in the cold.
    Got to the rally point and a few snow flurries started falling. The ride was only a few blocks away so off we went.
    By the time we got done talking to the family etc., the snow had gotten heavier. Thank God I only had to ride a few blocks home, it was gettin' really slick out!
    Just to keep the post forum-related: I was carrying my PT145 OWB under a flannel shirt and my leathers. The family had a small house and it was really crowded in there. I kept expecting one of the little kids to bang his head on my piece!

    I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.

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    Kudos and gutsy...I've been to eight PGR memorials to honor those that paid the ultimate price and the family for their loss.

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    Yeah - kudos indeed.

    I am these days a fair weather biker but I would have done the same. The flag on a bike looks just great - love it.
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    Nice looking bike, I sure wish it would snow here.
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    Nice effort...Gutsy?...for sure, I'm not sure I would ride my Electra Glide with snow on the ground...but then...that's why we moved to FL...NO SNOW!

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    You got nads bro, I would never attempt to ride in weather like that. I guess Florida and Arizona have spoiled me...stay safe!

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    AWESOME! Gald you braved the slickness and the cold and survived!

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    And today I declined to ride my bike one last time to push the gas stabilizer through the bike. A high of 40, and I was too wimpy.

    Nice bike and kudos on keeping the shiny side up and the rubber side down.

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    Look like it was comming down pretty good. I could never ride my V65 in the white stuff. I've never seen anyone get off a bike on the right side till now. Wish it snowed here it would help the water shortage. We can't even wash our cars here unless you have a private well. Lucky me
    Quote Originally Posted by sisco View Post
    But I went anyway. A local man is shipping out for Iraq next week, the family wanted to surprise him with a ALR/PGR send-off
    It was only 28 degrees out but I decided if he could spend a year in the desert I could ride in the cold.
    Got to the rally point and a few snow flurries started falling. The ride was only a few blocks away so off we went.
    By the time we got done talking to the family etc., the snow had gotten heavier. Thank God I only had to ride a few blocks home, it was gettin' really slick out!
    Just to keep the post forum-related: I was carrying my PT145 OWB under a flannel shirt and my leathers. The family had a small house and it was really crowded in there. I kept expecting one of the little kids to bang his head on my piece!

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    Is that a 195/90 R-17 STUDDED tire on the back???


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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    Is that a 195/90 R-17 STUDDED tire on the back???


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    That would've been good to have! Note the three tracks coming into the driveway, the two outside ones are from my boots acting as outriggers.
    I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.

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