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Wed. Oct. 3rd // Humpday Ride // MPLS // All Bikes Welcome 75*

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:20 AM

MEET UP POINT:
Bobby and Steve's Auto World @ 1221 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

TIME:
5:45pm KSU 6:10PM

ROUTE:
Easy city ride that includes everything from parkways to freeways around the MPLS Area.

END POINT:
Izzy's Icecream in MPLS

Trying to get in a few more rides before the season is over. Slow pace @ 5-10 MPH over limit at most. We will ride at night so bring a clear visor.

*There may be a few wheelies and stuff, be comfortable with that.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:57 AM

The last best hump day of the riding season? Perhaps. . .




View PostNorthStar, on 01 October 2018 - 01:20 AM, said:

MEET UP POINT:
Bobby and Steve's Auto World @ 1221 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

TIME:
5:45pm KSU 6:10PM

ROUTE:
Easy city ride that includes everything from parkways to freeways around the MPLS Area.

END POINT:
Izzy's Icecream in MPLS

Trying to get in a few more rides before the season is over. Slow pace @ 5-10 MPH over limit at most. We will ride at night so bring a clear visor.

*There may be a few wheelies and stuff, be comfortable with that.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:24 PM

Cancelled.
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Posted 03 October 2018 - 05:17 PM

I should check these things before leaving...

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 07:50 PM

That blows. Nobody else wanted to get their dirty bikes wet?
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Posted 03 October 2018 - 09:05 PM

I hosted a Little Bikes Sketti Ride on Monday and no one showed. I just went home. Probably a good thing,though. In 7 miles of light mist/rain I found out my rain pants weren't very waterproof anymore. Time to spray them down with sealer.
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:11 AM

A little wet riding never hurt anybody!

I wonder if people have checked out a bit already this season. Personally, the crap weather makes me want to get out more since I know the snow is on it's way.
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 08:11 AM

If I had better equipment to handle it more comfortably I would be out a lot more. I have a short 7 mile drive to work so it's a pain to put all the stuff on and then take it off right away. Squeezing a hoodie under my tight fitting leather A-star jacket isn't ideal either.

Two biggest things that have made cold riding muuuuuuch more comfortable for me.
-Handlebar muffs. Don't need bar warmers with these. This is for my Grom. Would be difficult for a sport bike.
-Neck gaiter. Prevents the super painful "Minnesota hunch"
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 10:59 AM

Heated gear can transform your spring and fall riding from a chore into something you can enjoy. It's my #1 recommended street riding accessory. As to rain, nothing beats a fully faired bike.
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:19 PM

I still ride every day it isn't snowing and roads are dry. Just insulated gear is enough for me down to about 10F. Under 10 my fingers start to hurt.
My WR250 is setup to plug in heated glove liners but I don't like being tied to the bike and they keep shorting out the fuse because the connector doesn't protect crossing the + and - well enough.

I'm considering getting something like these for this winter: Li Heated Gloves

Still undecided. Still doing research. Maybe just not ride when < 10?

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:22 PM

 Torchsport, on 03 October 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

That blows. Nobody else wanted to get their dirty bikes wet?


I took the WR250 into work and back on Wednesday. Just didn't have time to ride and round and hang that day.
Keep wanting to participate. Never have time. :(
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:39 PM

Those gloves you linked look like they have very think palms/fingers. Might be difficult to use controls.
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:38 PM

 antimatter, on 04 October 2018 - 10:59 AM, said:

Heated gear can transform your spring and fall riding from a chore into something you can enjoy. It's my #1 recommended street riding accessory. As to rain, nothing beats a fully faired bike.

Agreed. When it rained I just commuted on my GL1800. That bike probably saw more wet miles (140k total) than dry.
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Posted 05 October 2018 - 07:34 AM

View PostPOE, on 04 October 2018 - 01:39 PM, said:

Those gloves you linked look like they have very think palms/fingers. Might be difficult to use controls.

IF I get them, I'll let you know. I don't think they would be a problem. No worse than my insulated solution (KLIM waterproof winter gloves over glove liner).
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