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I usually put my bike away the first weekend of Nov. ugh, how depressing?!?! What am i going to do now??? How am i going to get around? This has to be a bad dream. ugh i hate chicago winters,

sorry guys, anyone else feeling this?
 

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I don't put my bike away all winter long. Here in the Midwest, we are occasionally blessed with melted (dry) streets and a few unseasonably warm days each winter. Hell, I rode my new 954 home this past Jan. 2nd in 50 degree weather.

Salt? Sure. So wash the darned motorcycle. The Brits ride their bikes year round and are constantly battling corroded hardware and fasteners. A few odd days of riding in the winter here won't kill you or the bike either.

Don't get me wrong, Nebraska winters are cold, long and typically snowy, but if you invest in some good boots, textile pants, an insulated jacket, some good cold weather riding gloves and a Balaclava, you can stretch your riding season out longer than you'd think.

Chain's Balaclava

Keep your chin up, layer, and keep riding!
 

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Yeah, the end of summer does suck. Each fall I winterize and store the bike and boat for the winter...kinda sucks but at least I get to look forward to snowmobiling and snowboarding!
 

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i live in S.C aand there is no riding season for me. We do get very low temps from time to time like in the single digits, but as long as the temp is in the mid 30's I can stay warm.
 

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please cue 'I LOVE LA' by Randy Newman
 

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Winter can be a pain but that is a few months off here in Oklahoma.  I am looking forward to a nice cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon track day this coming Sunday at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit

Sometimes the winter season is a great time to do all the needed up grades for the next year a hard riding.
 

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OVER? Hmmmmm, doing a trackday on Sunday, supposed to be about 100 degrees, abnormally hot for this time of year. In fact, it should be about 85.
 

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Man, I live a hour west of Chicago. As long as the salt stays off the roads, I ride. When the salt goes on the roads, I stay off them with my bike until the first rain in the spring.
 

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I live in Massachusetts, and I don't put the bike away all year long. As long as the streets are dry I'm out there!
 

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Must admit that Trey is close to being correct in my area. It has been the driest in history here (many out of control forest fires that have hit towns & parts of cities along with mills & other businesses & again worst in history not to mention no water for lawns, trees, flower, etc as resivours simply dried up--no washing of cars or m/cs no splash pools for kids etc) & now the windstorms & rain are coming, while at higher altitudes of this mountain terrain one can find snow at the shoulders of the roads while the North, West & East passes are slippery or with snow on them. Once snow arrives in my area a rider is confronted with sand/gravel/salt at all corners, all bends, all stop signs & all parts where the road is up or down hill. That crap will put most riders on their ear SO time to put the bikes away, but I hope to find a few days yet to ride.
 

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Exactly, riding season is never over. As soon as the snow and ice recede, I'm hitting the salt covered asphalt. 'Never Say Die.' Although it was pretty cold this morning. I gotta get used to the chill again.
 

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I knew there was a reason I like livin in west Texas.

It hardly rains much less snows. The downside is it does increase tire wear.
 

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I live in alaska I just stick my bike in the garage and winterize it all year long!! hahah J/k I live in seattle and its about that time to pack it in the shed and ride by ae86 trueno! wohoo 80hp motor!!!!
 
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