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    Riding your motorcycle in winter in the (snow)!

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    Riding your motorcycle in winter in the (snow)!

    Post  gazzette on Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:56 am

    OK so I'm walking downtown yesterday and I hear this lawnmower sound and I look up and here's this guy riding his scooter down the street in the snow, I know, it's a scooter and not a bike but.... it started me wondering about something.

    Do you ride your bike in the winter in the snow? If not, when do you consider conditions safe to do so? Do you wait till you see green grass or is a good melt enough to get you out there?


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    Riding in the snow..WTF...!

    Post  wackjonny on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:05 am

    what ya gorra remember is some older riders are touching 50 years old or getting close to the big five o.

    The weather plays havoc with their Gowt/Arthritis pains.

    Needs to be about 24 degrees Fahrenheit for some.
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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:33 am

    wackjonny wrote:what ya gorra remember is some older riders are touching 50 years old or getting close to the big five o.

    The weather plays havoc with their Gowt/Arthritis pains.

    Needs to be about 24 degrees Fahrenheit for some.



    snow is " fine " too ride in .. ice , on the other hand is quite dangerious
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    Re: Riding your motorcycle in winter in the (snow)!

    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:40 am

    BUT contrary to beliefs ( whackjonnies , who still think the moon is made of cheese ) GOUT is NOT caused by cold weather

    GOUT is inflamation of the toe / foot .. caused by defects in the uric acid metabolism , resulting in deposites of acid and its salts in blood and joints
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    Re: Riding your motorcycle in winter in the (snow)!

    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:41 am

    snow is ok until you have to turn or stop

    usually you just carry straight on Biker
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    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:43 am

    too much beer can give you gout :beer
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    Is the moon made out of cheese.......?

    Post  wackjonny on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:44 am

    ALL THAT INFO WAS IN YA HEAD RIGHT STS.

    Very Happy

    Besides the Moon is made of cheese,you dont know anything.
    Have you had a bite outa this.

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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:49 am

    Binky wrote:too much beer can give you gout :beer



    thats an old housewives tale binky ( tell me im right , got 60 cans of K/BOURG1664 to get through )
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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:50 am

    wackjonny wrote:ALL THAT INFO WAS IN YA HEAD RIGHT STS.

    Very Happy

    Besides the Moon is made of cheese,you dont know anything.
    Have you had a bite outa this.



    YES ... i have gout ... so i research
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    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:54 am

    STS actually you've got 68 cans to get through :beer
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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:00 am

    whackjonnies tried too pull the wool over our eyes ,,, this is him from a " top view "


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    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:02 am

    hahahahahahah :lmfao
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    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:08 am

    very tasty classy WTF
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    Snow.............................

    Post  52BlackShadow on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:11 am

    Rode into work yesterday, little lanes around me were really icy, but after the first couple of miles I got on the main roads and it was quite clear. Had a problem getting the petrol cap off (Frozen solid) to fill up with juice, and at one point I shut off the throttle and nothing happened cause the cable had frozen inside. Some of the roads round London weren' gritted and were pretty slippy.

    Left work about 5:00 last night in really heavy fresh snow, laid on top of ice. Took about 3 hours to ride the 65 miles home. Buses and cars were failing to climb even the slightest inclines because it was frozen solid underneath. I just sat in first gear, barely off tickover and tried to avoid them all.

    Have decided it's a good enough excuse to work from home today (yes, I'm one of those approaching 50, so a day in the warm and a cuppa Horlicks is fine by me).

    Having said that, I love a days green laning in the snow!

    Ride safe,

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    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:12 am

    I don't fancy mine :scrap)
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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:15 am

    here ya go shad .... what ya think of this ???

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    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:19 am

    saw that one saturday afternoon round our house Dancing
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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:20 am

    Binky wrote:saw that one saturday afternoon round our house Dancing



    the " BIKE " not the lanky piece of shitt riding it , lol!
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    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:24 am

    both Very Happy
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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:26 am

    Binky wrote:both Very Happy



    no shitt ??
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    Post  Binky on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:29 am

    shaunthesheep wrote:
    Binky wrote:both Very Happy



    no shitt ??

    for sure Shocked
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    Very nice:

    Post  52BlackShadow on Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:39 am

    That's lovely, but I don't think it'll be out in the snow much? What's the story, does it belong to you, or a friend? did they restore it, or buy it like that? At least there's plenty of Villiers spares available up in the Midlands.

    I've always liked the little Greeves, and have an MDS scrambler, fitted with a 500 Triumph engine (Grumph) sat out in the shed.

    BTW, how do we attach an image?

    Ride safe,

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    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:47 am

    52BlackShadow wrote:That's lovely, but I don't think it'll be out in the snow much? What's the story, does it belong to you, or a friend? did they restore it, or buy it like that? At least there's plenty of Villiers spares available up in the Midlands.

    I've always liked the little Greeves, and have an MDS scrambler, fitted with a 500 Triumph engine (Grumph) sat out in the shed.

    BTW, how do we attach an image?

    Ride safe,

    Shad.


    its me lads job .. re- conditioning villiers engines ( and road testin ) works for " villiers services " business is brisk , he loves his job , only 5mins walk from our house ,. engines come from all over the world too be re-conditioned .

    he owns ( well he did ) a 250 trials ( did some vintage trials stuff ) they have loadsa 70's bikes as well , but not where the works are , there stored somewhere
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    Re: Riding your motorcycle in winter in the (snow)!

    Post  shaunthesheep on Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:49 am

    shaunthesheep wrote:
    52BlackShadow wrote:That's lovely, but I don't think it'll be out in the snow much? What's the story, does it belong to you, or a friend? did they restore it, or buy it like that? At least there's plenty of Villiers spares available up in the Midlands.

    I've always liked the little Greeves, and have an MDS scrambler, fitted with a 500 Triumph engine (Grumph) sat out in the shed.

    BTW, how do we attach an image?

    Ride safe,

    Shad.


    its me lads job .. re- conditioning villiers engines ( and road testin ) works for " villiers services " business is brisk , he loves his job , only 5mins walk from our house ,. engines come from all over the world too be re-conditioned .

    he owns ( well he did ) a 250 trials ( did some vintage trials stuff ) they have loadsa 70's bikes as well , but not where the works are , there stored somewhere



    load your piccy on " photobucket " ( instructions on how too do that are on photobucket ) copy .... then paste on here
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    Post  52BlackShadow on Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:43 am

    I'll try once more:







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