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It's just the start of December in Chicago...

Discussion in '24-7 Lounge' started by Corn Oil Kid, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Corn Oil Kid

    Corn Oil Kid Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Unless the heavens go easy on us, which they are wont not to do, any real ridding may be months away. If I was not an atheist, I would ask God for help, but thats not in the cards for me.

    I will listen to any good riding stories as they come in, it's either that, or drink myself into a hole in the ground!
     
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  2. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    I grew up in Chicago and lived there 40 years. A GREAT city indeed.

    However,

    For Thanksgiving I did a 375 mile ride down the West Coast and back home again (San Jose)

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    It was warm enough going down but I got a late start (noon).
    Turned off Hwy 1 to Paso Robles. Drove all the way back home after dark, up Hwy 101 in 50+ degree weather, very humid...
    Took 2 days to get the chill out.

    I got "security" gas at a little town on the coast for $6.75 / gallon... talk about what the market will bear huh...

    Winters sure can be tough in the Midwest... but sorta makes ya appreciate Spring all the more.

    Happy New Year!

    Alex
     
  3. Cage Free

    Cage Free Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I was born in Chicago and lived there until I was 11, my dad had been stationed in California and decided that he had had enough of the snow and cold and moved us to So Ca. He rode, and every year put his Duo glide in hibernation mode for the winter. I go crazy when it rains here for a few days and I tend to drive instead of taking the bike out, cant imagine not riding for a whole season but I guess I would probably get a dualsport and ride in the snow. One of my dads riding buddys was hardcore and rode year round and you know how intense Chicago winters can get.
     
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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    There can be brutal riding conditions in the Midwest during winter indeed. I found that I just couldn't get myself to do my daily driving in temps much below 30 degree F. I didn't have the gear for it and the freezing of me and everything around me lent to making bad decisions... as if I needed any help doncha know.
     

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