Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

Ever done New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

Yes, many time
7
54%
Yes, once
3
23%
No, but want to
3
23%
No, not interested
0
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Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:42 am

Poll: New Years Eve motorcycle Riding?

Do you do the "New Years Eve/Day" motorcycle ride? (ie. try to go out on your bike, if it's possible in the weather, on New Years Eye/Day either by yourself or with a group?)

Myself, I try to do this every year if the weather and road conditions permit, it's great to get out and ride the first day of the year. :D

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#2 Unread post by RideN » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:21 pm

I guess I sort of cheat on this one. If it doesn't rain, our temps are usually in the 60s so riding is in!!!

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#3 Unread post by ibswooft » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:23 pm

As long as ice is not on the roads, we ride Christmas Day and New Years Day. Sometimes we take our dirt bikes when it really gets nasty. Other than that, we're on street bikes.

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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#4 Unread post by sv-wolf » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:21 pm

The weather is usually fine here around New Year. The worst will be a drop of chilly rain, but the bike is used to that. No probs. :D

Most years there's the daily commute to work on New Year's Eve, so nothing special there.

On New Year's Day. Why not! It's good to blast off some of the Christmas stupor.

This year though... Snow has come unseasonably early. Thoughts about riding might not be quite so enthusiastic.
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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#5 Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:15 pm

Weather forecast here for New Years Day is rain. New Years Eve looks better, forecast high of 39, but there's going to be a mess of salt left over from Snowpocalypse 2010 which is just starting now. New Year's ride this year is kind of iffy.
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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#6 Unread post by High_Side » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:16 am

The snow has been piled up here for over 6 weeks and it isn't going anywhere soon. So for my new years day ride I will back the quad out of the garage and pull the kids around the block on their sleds. It's as good as it is gonna get.... :mrgreen:

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#7 Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:28 pm

Temps up in the 40s here, and the snow is melting. But roads are crusted with salt or puddles of briny melt runoff. There's supposed to be showers tomorrow night, so I have some hope for clean roads on Sunday. We'll see.
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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#8 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:40 pm

I tried to get out today around 11am, but I couldn't get my bike going (dead battery I had to pull), I got Andrea's bike going but then it started to freeze rain so that kinda killed that. And I was so looking forward to it this year! :(

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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#9 Unread post by High_Side » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:13 pm

New Years Eve Ride: I rode the VFR down the driveway and up a ramp in to the back of the F150. I then backed it down the ramp and rode it forward with Jim pushing me and the rear wheel spinning helplessly through the snow in to his garage. Woo Hoo - what did I win? :kicking:

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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#10 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:26 pm

High_Side wrote:New Years Eve Ride: I rode the VFR down the driveway and up a ramp in to the back of the F150. I then backed it down the ramp and rode it forward with Jim pushing me and the rear wheel spinning helplessly through the snow in to his garage. Woo Hoo - what did I win? :kicking:
Wow, sounds exciting!

As for what you win - how about I take you out for Taco Bell next weekend? :wink:
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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#11 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:51 am

sunshine229 wrote:
High_Side wrote:New Years Eve Ride: I rode the VFR down the driveway and up a ramp in to the back of the F150. I then backed it down the ramp and rode it forward with Jim pushing me and the rear wheel spinning helplessly through the snow in to his garage. Woo Hoo - what did I win? :kicking:
Wow, sounds exciting!

As for what you win - how about I take you out for Taco Bell next weekend? :wink:
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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#12 Unread post by T-Bird » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:55 pm

I always spend new year's eve at home where it is safer. New year's day I'm out for the first ride of the year.

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Re: Poll: New Years Eve/Day motorcycle Riding?

#13 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:43 pm

I always try to ride New Year Eve/Day if it's possible. This year, I was "lazy". I took my motorcycle battery out in mid-December as I thought the snow would come and the weather would go below zero... with my 01 Z750F, it's a 20 min job to do (really bad placement!) to put in/take out...

Not many think of battery access when they buy a motorcycle, but it is worth a look. I always check oil filter access and will shy away from a bike that has a hard to get at one.

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#14 Unread post by madjak30 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:00 pm

You guys back in the land of Chinook winds, or are you still "across the pond"?

My bike is still out of commission...so no riding...but if this mild winter stays, we could be riding in March... :kicking: :twisted:

I'll be ordering the parts at the end of the month...then anytime the weather warms up, I'll get out there...

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#15 Unread post by pchast » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:03 pm

I went out the 1st and 2nd for about an hour each time. It was just too unusually
warm and sunny to pass up this year. Roads in the area were almost empty but I
did see 3-4 other motorcyclists Monday, the 2nd...

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#16 Unread post by sapaul » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:41 am

Every year without fail

we usually have some kind of get together on New Years day, so i always end up riding miles and miles

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#17 Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:44 am

New Years Day was Sunday, and I rode a motorcycle to church. So, a that's a modest ride - about 27-28 miles round trip. :D
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#18 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:52 am

madjak30 wrote:You guys back in the land of Chinook winds, or are you still "across the pond"?

My bike is still out of commission...so no riding...but if this mild winter stays, we could be riding in March... :kicking: :twisted:

I'll be ordering the parts at the end of the month...then anytime the weather warms up, I'll get out there...

Later.
Still in the UK. But already planning to be back very soon. :D

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#19 Unread post by sapaul » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:13 am

OK honey, I am back, I have got everything you asked for. Had to search quite a bit .........



ouch , eina, stop hitting me, whaddaya mean I missed new years
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