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Old 12-09-2009, 10:42 PM
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Thumbs up Re: Winter riding -20 and up to -50 winterpeg

At -40 degrees I would have trouble riding the bike because the only place I would ride it would be to make laps around a hot stove.
When I was in the service (many years ago) i did some snowshoeing and skidoo riding at -20 in FAR northern Maine. Not for me anymore. I don't like riding now when it is below freezing.
The first winter I was in Maine I didn't know to change my tranny oil in my V.W. and couldnt move the shift one morning. Put a heater on it till it warmed enough to get it in nuetral. Next morning held the brake ( it would move in neutral) and spun the tranny till it would get warm enough to shift. Put some lighter oil in it and had no more problems. Maine sure was a shock to an ol southern boy who had been no further north than Jackson, MS.
My hat is off to all of you who brave these kind of temps.
All times wasted wots not spent ridin. Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live. Mark Twain
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