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View Poll Results: How Long Does Your Bike Sit For Winter?
I ride all year round 12 36.36%
1 month 2 6.06%
2 months 0 0%
3 months 5 15.15%
4 months 7 21.21%
5 months 4 12.12%
6 months or longer 3 9.09%
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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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how long does your bike sit for the cold weather before you're able to ride again?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 10:53 AM
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I try to ride every month as long as there is no snow and ice.So far this year has been every month. I hope 2012 will bring me the same.

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I voted 3 months, but I don't count the times that I'll go out and start it up or take it for a ride up and down the street on the days when the roads are clear and dry. So even if I take it out twice per month during "hibernation", I don't consider it "riding".



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I try to ride every month as long as there is no snow and ice.So far this year has been every month. I hope 2012 will bring me the same.
Well, except for last January as we got clobbered with record snow in CT all through the month.
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I'm not complaining, but I live in Buffalo, NY, and I haven't touched a snow shovle yet this season.
But there sits my bike in the garage covered up with the battery in the basement on a charger.

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Since the weather is so harsh here in SoCal, it really takes quite a man to gear up when it's 73 degrees in January, but I unleash my inner hairy beast and saddle up anyway. :-)
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Here in my part of IN, I got mine under the cover with the tender hooked up, but keep the tire pressure up and ready to go. At different times we have a bit of good weather in winter with no rain, snow, ice and good enough temps to take a nice spin. So in answer to your poll, it varies a ton, bottom line, do not hibernate.
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Depends...winter here in buffalo can go from Oct until the end of March/Early April....Lucky this year its only snowed once and it's already christmas lol.

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Here in my part of IN, I got mine under the cover with the tender hooked up. At different times we have a bit of good weather in winter with no rain, snow, ice and good enough temps to take a nice spin. So in answer to your poll, it varies a ton, bottom line, do not hibernate.
if you are having to 'store' your bike as you do because of the cold weather for extended periods of time, then i say it is hibernating. you should count up all the weeks together during the winter that your bike is 'stored' and that is your answer
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OMG, now we have rules on what our "opinions" need to be



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