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I'm dreading the endless cold rainy days of winter when I can't hop on my bike and hit up my favourite twisites with my favourite riding buddies. Is there a way to cope with the absence of riding? All I can think of at this point is all the pictures and videos I have from the great riding that I did this spring and summer. I use them to bring me back into the saddle in my mind.
Does anyone else have coping strategies? It's like withdrawl from some drug. :laughing
 

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I'm dreading the endless cold rainy days of winter when I can't hop on my bike and hit up my favourite twisites with my favourite riding buddies. Is there a way to cope with the absence of riding? All I can think of at this point is all the pictures and videos I have from the great riding that I did this spring and summer. I use them to bring me back into the saddle in my mind.
Does anyone else have coping strategies? It's like withdrawl from some drug. :laughing
Take up dirtbiking...there is nothing more satisfying than stuffing your friend in a corner like a thanksgiving turkey.....you still get to ride and have fun in the cold and rain....no biggie
 

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I got some reds dude...
 

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Tony am I one of your favourite riding buddies!?! :D haha

I'd have to say the only good thing about winter is Christmas. Other than that, the weather sucks, I get depressed, and I get even more pale than I am in the summer... if that's possible.

This will be my first winter after having ridden for a season...

We'll see how I do :)

There's a couple more days of sunshine! Make the most out of them... by being on the rear tire!

p.s. do you still have that vest I gave you at Mission? haha
 

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I saved all the mods that I want to do on my bike for the winter.. that way if I can't ride, I can still play w/ my bike :)
 

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I saved all the mods that I want to do on my bike for the winter.. that way if I can't ride, I can still play w/ my bike :)
That's what I am doing.
 

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Does anyone else have coping strategies? It's like withdrawl from some drug. :laughing[/QUOTE said:
my KLX does the trick...keeps me on the road year round...dirtbiking on it the winter is fun, trips to herrling etc. of course once I have sold it...the fun ends completely:surrender
 

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Take up skiing! I go up to Whistler during the ski season and I get moving pretty fast and I start leaning into those turns. It is as close as I am going to get to riding.

There are some fairly decent deals to get up to Whistler (Ski bus & Edge card). It is not that cost prohibitive. The big positive is you don't have to deal with our shitty, over priced local mountains.
 

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I feel your pain.
The only "fix," for the riding 'jones,' is, well, more riding.
You can ship/ride and park your bike in Arizona now, if you like, and fly down to it......
Living in the Okanagan, I have to stifle a snort of derision, that lower mainland riders are "packing it in."
There's lots of riding season left (on or off pavement).
Of course, there's no riding season left if you don't ride in the rain, or can't handle cooler temperatures.
Years ago, ommuting 50+ kms each way for 8 years, my riding season started in early March, and ended in mid to late October.
However, now that I don't have to be out, riding to work at 7 am, I keep the bike insured all year round.
Weatherproof (I mean waterproof) gear, heated grips, electric jacket liners and a neck wrap allow me to not only ride all year, but happily tolerate temperatures to -10C. Colder than that, and it's just too much work to stay warm.
Frankly, in the middle of January, when the roads are dry, nothing beats riding the main, well travelled roads.. Even if only to see the look of driver's faces, who are more than a little surprised at seeing a bike ride by.
Agreed, I can't ride up out of the valley into the mountains, because of the shaded areas which may be hiding black ice, and the lower temperatures, but Hwy 97 allows for some interesting throttle twisting. Frankly, I can ride out of here by following 97 down south, adjacent to the Columbia River and never exceed 1000 feet in elevation. Next thing, I'm in Portland Or. Even in February, by riding along the Oregon coast and avoiding any mountain passes, I can ride to California.

Don't give up, gear up!
 

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Take up skiing! I go up to Whistler during the ski season and I get moving pretty fast and I start leaning into those turns. It is as close as I am going to get to riding.

There are some fairly decent deals to get up to Whistler (Ski bus & Edge card). It is not that cost prohibitive. The big positive is you don't have to deal with our shitty, over priced local mountains.
+1

get your skis waxed up and grab a stick of juicy fruit...
 

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When I park the bike, this comes out to play in the fall/winter!! gets my mind off of the twisties and onto the trails! :rockon

Ps. Hit me up if you wanna go wheeling!! :laughing
 

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I love riding, but don't find it as all consuming as many of you do apparently.
Personally, I hit the gym harder, get to more karate classes, and spend more time doing things around the house and indulging in other hobbies.
Maybe you guys need to get more of a life! :p
 

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I love riding, but don't find it as all consuming as many of you do apparently.
Personally, I hit the gym harder, get to more karate classes, and spend more time doing things around the house and indulging in other hobbies.
Maybe you guys need to get more of a life! :p
oh no you didnt. :laughing
 

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This boy needs to think about his hunger!
 
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