I rode a few days ago but don't go almost anywhere because i'm afraid of the rock crusher noise it's making I've been out in February once... it was down to 12 degrees that night when i was on the bike it was cold but i lived. These engines like the cold.... it think there were more ponies tugging me when i was twistin' that throttle
Are deer a problem this time of year for you North Eastern riders? They are as bad as I've ever seen them here in Northern Mn this fall. Yesterday was mid 50's and I so wanted to go for a ride but didn't for fear of hitting one. I see them almost everywhere I look.
I rode mine home from the seller's place on his plate Saturday when I bought it, but I'm not putting it on the road until spring. I haven't quite gotten around to taking the insurance off the Savage for the winter, though - my girlfriend or I might still want to take it out for a quick spin if it gets warm enough one of the next couple of weekends!
Every day! Full fairing and heated gear help a lot. But then I am way south of you. It never really gets that cold down here, low teens is about as cold as it gets. Mid 20's are normal low temps in the winter. I can ride toasty down to about 10 degrees F or so. I just hope I don't have to use the snow blower as much as last winter!
Just so everybody knows I'm not as hardcore as I sound But I really do love to ride! I don't think I'll be out that temperture again soon I was convulsing I was shivering so hard after moving the bike 10 miles from the garage to the winter location. The ride was nice.... full moon.... not a single cloud in the sky.... Endless stars.... IT Was Epically Beautiful!
Now that the week's forecast has changed to sun and 50s by the end of the week and into the weekend, I'm second guessing myself. On the one hand, it doesn't make sense to register, insure, etc. for a week before putting it away. On the other hand, bike! Ride! And I'll be much warmer on the Silverwing than the naked Savage...
I've been riding to work, second shift, the ride in is great, coming home, not so great. The fairing on the GL really blocks the wind. My shins feel the wind the most. Last weekend I took a fairly long ride up over the ridge, there were a couple inches of snow on the ground, none on the road. I wore my new Tourmaster riding suit and was pretty comfortable for a couple hours, then the cold leaked in. When I got home I was cold.
I'll try to get out regularly during the winter. Not for long rides, and not if there's ice on the road, but on a nice day a short ride will do the bike and me a world of good.