Winter Riders

Yep! We definately have a new theme “Winter Riding”! I even created a new tag for it.

I remember when I was a kid living in Montreal I’d take out my DT100 in the middle of winter and just blast around on it.  Everyone thought I was nuts.  I guess times are a changing!

Bear Barinowski (what a great name by the way!) sends in another “chiller”!

Just wanted to let you know some of us fools do ride in the snow!

This cold weather stuff is really bringing out the hardcore!

You guys are freaking TOUGH! If it’s sunny and 40 here in north Florida I shut just down 🙂

For example, Jack Huisinga writes in:

Snow? Ice? I commute every day on two wheels to Seattle but it’s mostly just sort of wet so I can’t claim any sort of extreme weather riding prize. Are we wimps or do we not have enough time to do what we’d like to do? It’s fun to see motorcycles in the many places that people use them that challenge the status quo.

Attached is a picture of my dad (mom is taking the picture) on his Honda Aspencade along the side of the road approaching Worthington Glacier, Alaska in 1986. On this trip they and another couple motorcycle tent-camped from Minnesota to tour Alaska and then back via the Alaskan Highway both ways putting on this 9000 mile trip.

You Win..

Reader Ride. More snow Biking…

You guys are getting int this “snow biking” thing.  This one looks nuts!

Can I play too. Lets see, an ‘Adventure’ shot from White face and a ‘snow’ shot from Tennessee.
How about a ‘snow’ shot from Whiteface?
This was taken on September 12/1987.It was taken on the way up to the toll road. It was closed for the season, but we follow the smaller roads down the backside (turn right just before the toll area).
Things got worse 5 minutes from here when we stopped for more photos. Our buddy Barry went sliding backwards with the clutch out & wheel spinning! We had to get onto the shoulder where the ice hadn’t yet formed under the snow. A half hour later, we were in warm sunshine and dry roads.That’s me on my old GSXR750.

This looks freaking miserable… Glad it worked out. I love the old GSZr’s and Seca’s.   Great Stuff.

A reminder to those of us in the warmer climates…

Dragonnester has a message for all those “fair weather” riders LOL

He writes:
It’s a pic of my DR-Z400S at the shore of Tellico Lake in East TN. I was trying to get some of the armchair adventurers to ride instead of watching TV or playing “Call of Duty” on X-box. Too many fair weather riders these days…especially the juveniles.   I would have been the same way, probably, if I could have gotten the thrills without the effort when I was a kid.

Great Shot!  But I guess that I’m on the soft side then because even though I’ve been to Tellico Lake many times I don’t think you’d get me there in that weather.