Winter is coming in the UK..Hibernation time for the rocket.

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    Time to garage the bike for the winter......and think about mods.:)
     
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    Whats winter. Oh, never mind. It's when the temperature goes down to 70 degrees (21.1 C).
     
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    Come to England and work with me for a week , I will show you winter ! ;)
     
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    I lived in Fairford AFB as a kid. I remember the snow, snot sickles and the Bristol zoo in that order. I was a wee wanker even then.
     
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    At least with snow you know where your at . It's the constant rain and biting wind that grinds my gears !
     
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    And then in summer - it's too hot!; you get sunburn etc.

    Sir!. You are without any doubt an Englishman.

    There is btw a company in Sheffield that has what is (ime) the absolute best wind/rain gear anywhere.
    Not bike gear so you'd want protection over it on a bike. It's used by mountain rescue teams in the wetter and windier parts of the UK
    Called Buffalo Systems Ltd

    It's not cheap - but in winter (in the UK and Germany) you will be warm as soon as you start moving about.
    Buffalo – UK made outdoor clothing
     
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    The problem I find , is that the more expensive the clothing , the quicker I go through it ! I have tried it all . There is very little that can keep one warm and dry , whilst withstanding hauling 200lb lumps of stone around muddy trenches. I have a lad that works for me and I kitted him out with over £100 worth of wet weather gear .After moving 300 6inch conc blocks , his gear was in tatters . Add to that , the onslaught of hydraulic lime dust and disc cutter shrapnel and even the best quality gear disintegrates ! The answer of course is to find indoor work during the winter , altho this never quite works out . The hotter it gets , the more I find myself indoors and the colder and wetter it gets , the more I find myself outdoors . Just can't seem to get it right . Character building I call it ! :banghead:
     
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    I can remember my teens when i had no choice but to ride through the winter ice and snow..:eek:

    Not only that once they start gritting the roads..that **** just slowly eats your bike..

    Now older and wiser and use the car...:)
     
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    The last few weeks have rode some pretty cold mornings. Down in the low twenties. A hour ride to work so your numb by the time you get there. Ride home different story low fifties which is nice. If i lived someplace else like a bit further north would not even think about it. Here in Oklahoma you got a set you ride. Roads are rideable. Bike was not bought to set on the pourch or to be trailered some place for a ride. It was bought to be rode period.
     
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