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Old 26th November 2018, 02:22 PM
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I've been in quite a few sub-zero days and it's fine if you have the appropriated gear, nice wind protection and grip warmers (a must).

As they said above, much prefer cold than boiling hot weather.

Ice on the road would be the only thing that would stop me from ridding for obvious reasons, other than that you can accommodate.
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Old 26th November 2018, 03:18 PM
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I've ridden in pretty much everything but freezing fog is the worst.
The only way you can see is riding with the visor up. I did mullingar to dublin in it once and never again.
Snow is a bastard too. I find it gets hypnotic after a while.
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Old 26th November 2018, 03:23 PM
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Raced in the snow in Nutts Corner once.
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Old 26th November 2018, 05:38 PM
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I drove utterly naked on a drz400 only on one wheel off road in the Antartic mountains with my balls on Ice and my Mickey shrivelled up to a mere 12inches.
My nipples were so cold Vandam made an add about it which sold loads of beers and I never got a penny to pay for my frostbite that he promised me.

Would yas all catch on if it's shite weather don't risk it.
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Old 26th November 2018, 05:54 PM
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Don't sweat the dehydration thing....😂. I've worked in Africa and in Kazakhstan. 51 degrees in Chad dressed in full combat gear in the back of a large armoured cage with no AC. Not nice but when you are acclimated and drunk plenty of water it's fine. Watch the colour of your piss. Pale is good, straw less so, distinctly yellow or brown and it's time to up the aqua intake a lot. Winter in Kazakhstan was -30 with wind chill to get to minus 47C. Couldn't wear a lot of bulk as still had to be able to move freely. In that case it's amazing how often you have to piss. Your body can do without trying to keep a half litre of urine warm too and it expels it more often, so keeping easy access to the dangly bits is critical. You will notice this on the bike too. In that temp you CANNOT have any exposed skin and sweat will freeze as soon as uncovered, as will urine.... so clean off any splashes! As for riding bikes...I didn't believe it was possible but some of the locals had the Ural kits out on the ice on the Caspian.
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Old 26th November 2018, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PJ
Raced in the snow in Nutts Corner once.
Track day in the snow last March in the 'Dello. Fucking stupid day.
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Old 26th November 2018, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by the landshark
I've ridden in pretty much everything but freezing fog is the worst.
The only way you can see is riding with the visor up. I did mullingar to dublin in it once and never again.
Snow is a bastard too. I find it gets hypnotic after a while.
Yeah that's scary. Tears freezing on your face and the visor as a block of frost.
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Old 26th November 2018, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by the landshark
I've ridden in pretty much everything but freezing fog is the worst.
The only way you can see is riding with the visor up. I did mullingar to dublin in it once and never again.
Snow is a bastard too. I find it gets hypnotic after a while.
+1 on freezing fog.The first time I experienced it was on the way to work some years ago.Visor was freezing as quick as I could clear it so in my ignorance I flipped it open.It felt like someone was whipping my face and eyes with barbed wire so I flipped the visor back down but it was now frozen both inside and out.No choice but to leave it open all the way to work.When I got to work the bird in the office nearly fell off her chair when I took off my helmet.I was like a snowman,face covered in ice.Happy days
I've ridden in every kind of weather,just get on with it.
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Old 26th November 2018, 06:46 PM
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I took the bike out for a ride around the garden when we had the bad weather last march, great craic. Goes without saying don't even attempt to go on the roads if there is snow/ice or even if it's forecast, saying that I saw an eejit on the same snow day on a scooter on hard pack snow, absolute daft stuff.
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Old 26th November 2018, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by seano
I took the bike out for a ride around the garden when we had the bad weather last march, great craic. Goes without saying don't even attempt to go on the roads if there is snow/ice or even if it's forecast, saying that I saw an eejit on the same snow day on a scooter on hard pack snow, absolute daft stuff.
https://imgur.com/a/UXHsJak
Pussy,I often rode to work in snow and ice,no choice in them days.If ya rang in to say you couldn't make it cos of snow the boss'd most likely tell ya don't bother coming in any more.
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Old 26th November 2018, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by scorpy
Winter in Kazakhstan was -30 with wind chill to get to minus 47C. In that case it's amazing how often you have to piss. Your body can do without trying to keep a half litre of urine warm too and it expels it more often.
Ah so that explains why ye have to pee like a horse when it gets cold. Clever thing the human body
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Old 27th November 2018, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by iano
Snow on the m50 was a hoot.....
Yep. Baldoyle to Tallaght in the last big snow was an eye opener.
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Old 27th November 2018, 02:45 PM
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This......

http://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=219995
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Old 27th November 2018, 10:54 PM
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-10 snow and icy roads, freezing fog too, had to work, 50 km in, 50km out, feet down half the journey to keep the bike upright. carb icing didnt help either....... hottest was probably this summer, around 30 and i could feel the damp in the leathers.
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Old 28th November 2018, 07:38 AM
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Well... it'll appear that I don't do wind gusts of 100km/h either.

Fuck that, I'm working from home today.
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Old 28th November 2018, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by RTV
Well... it'll appear that I don't do wind gusts of 100km/h either.

Fuck that, I'm working from home today.
Wise move.
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Old 30th November 2018, 05:55 PM
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Ill ride in 40C before I ride in 0C. I might sweat my balls off, but I won't break my balls falling on me arse. screw that riding in the cold. Guess I've turned into a pussy in me old age . Why do it if you don't have to
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Old 30th November 2018, 08:16 PM
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I don't mind heat or cold, but I don't like wind.
Coldest for me was Christmas day 1996. Finished working nights in Limerick during a light flurry and early morning frost. Headed to bed to wait for the morning thaw. Sun came out but the temp never rose above 2 degrees. Had the presence of mind to take the battery indoors the night before, so I knew the bike would start.
Took a while on full choke before it sounded right.
Was wearing a one piece rain suit over jocks and trousers, had a lined denim shirt and lined denims under that. Got as far as buttevant before I lost the feeling in my hands. Stopped and put my gloved hands on the engine (Kwak gt550) to get the circulation going. Lost the feet approaching mallow but decided to keep it going to home in cork in the same gear. GT was great that way.
Got in the door just in time for dinner, and the fire was lit. Stood in front of it for about an hour straight and enjoyed the feeling of my blood thawing throughout my body.
Since then have invested in more thin layers and heated grips...
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Old 30th November 2018, 10:03 PM
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Riding into Madrid in a heatwave temp 42/43c stuck in traffic and wife telling me she did not feel well on the back !
She was not the only one onwell !
Every time I put my feet down on the tarmac at traffic lights feet were burning like mad The traffic lights seamed to stay red for ever ...
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Old 2nd December 2018, 10:21 PM
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Coming down from Dublin RDS Bike show in March back to Cork.... about 12 years ago on my VFR800 in sleet and hailstones...we had to stop in Naas to buy Marigolds to put under under gloves

I will never forget the pain in my hands..............ever
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