Wuss.BUT IT'S TOO FREAKING COLD!!!
A balmy 6F? I rode once, at 2 a.m. when it was 1F. The bike, a Honda 550 started up and sounded like someone was wielding a hammer inside. I made it to the first corner, where I discovered that bias ply tires don’t corner well in those temperatures even when taking a corner upright, and fell off.Wuss.
Seriously, it is, but I still do anyway. Have to have heated gloves. Then I am GTG to about 20F.
My coldest ride is about 6F. 45 minute commute at 23:00 hours years ago. Had to get the bike jumped to start it. Probably never ride that low again though.
The question becomes ... why lol
Was it a because moment or out of necessity?
I think there should be a corollary to Godwin's Law expressly for motor vehicle forums which states: "as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of it devolving into an oil discussion approaches 1".On the upside we are still a few stages away from proving Godwin's Law
You really are an Animal. I've commuted in that weather, but I don't ride in it for "fun rides". Since I work from home now, I'm not quite as likely to go out in that. I was tempted today. It was a balmy 36F, but the north wind put the wind chill at about 20F. Mmmm... No.And I thought my 40 mile(round trip) ride last night at 28F was cold. You animal!
Due to a bit of arthritis in my left hand and a touch of laziness my shifting is 1-3-6. As long as you don’t lug the engine it can’t cause any damage. Same as my car, I shift 1-3-5.My boss is so lazy that he would go from 1st gear to 6th gear. Of course I'd never let him touch my bike.
Due to a bit of arthritis in my left hand and a touch of laziness my shifting is 1-3-6. As long as you don’t lug the engine it can’t cause any damage. Same as my car, I shift 1-3-5.
As for bad habits, gotta stop testing myself for testicular cancer on public transport. I tend to get funny looks.
Thanks for that.
My previous bike was an old Kwaka ZX9 and for the last 40,000km of its life I did clutchless upshifts and it seemed OK. Always used the clutch when fanging it though.