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Offline 13ExplorerXC

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Cabin Fever
« on: January 22, 2018, 01:53:15 AM »
Hello fellow Tiger enthusiasts,

This weekend in the greater NYC/Philly area was abnormally warm so I took advantage of the weather to get my motorcycle from the house I used to live at in NJ and brought it to my new place in Philly.

It felt great to run a total of 75 miles at mostly highway speeds. It helped calm down my terrible cabin fever after the near sub zero winter we've had.

Anyone else get out?
Moving to Savannah, GA soon

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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 09:06:46 AM »
Not got out but do understand the cabin fever. The last few weeks in the UK have been cold and wet.
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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 11:54:36 AM »
Northern Europe has had the least sun in December since records began. Some towns seeing only TWO hours in the month.

Certainly felt that way.

Going to talk to my bike today for the first time since Early December.
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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 05:38:30 PM »
I hear ya. When the sun actually does come out here, we often get overnight accumulations of black ice, making riding a gamble. Just have to wait it out...  :003:
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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 10:07:32 PM »
So glad I live in Australia, no funny white, cold crap falling from the sky, constant sunshine. :431:
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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 11:33:16 PM »
Hi All

Picked my new 2017 XRT up on 13 December and did the required 500 miles over Christmas and the New Year - basically one ride of 400 miles and one of a 100 miles. Was my first time on a heated seat and I have to say it was quite nice!

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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 02:26:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by Simmo [+]
Hi All

Picked my new 2017 XRT up on 13 December and did the required 500 miles over Christmas and the New Year - basically one ride of 400 miles and one of a 100 miles. Was my first time on a heated seat and I have to say it was quite nice!

Simmo

Nice to hear you broke it in! I hadn't been on my bike since October due to moving, a vacation, then the dreaded Arctic weather we've had in NJ/PA area. How's the new ride?
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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 02:29:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by loftybob [+]
So glad I live in Australia, no funny white, cold crap falling from the sky, constant sunshine. :431:

The Land Down Under is on my bucket list. Want to eventually do a tour around the whole country.
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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 02:31:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
I hear ya. When the sun actually does come out here, we often get overnight accumulations of black ice, making riding a gamble. Just have to wait it out...  :003:
*Originally Posted by TotnesSteve [+]
Northern Europe has had the least sun in December since records began. Some towns seeing only TWO hours in the month.

Certainly felt that way.

Going to talk to my bike today for the first time since Early December.

Don't know how you guys do it. In the NYC area we at least get breaks in the winter so we can get out and ride. Thankfully I have heated seats and grips to take the edge off on those days where it's below 50 Fahrenheit.
Moving to Savannah, GA soon

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Re: Cabin Fever
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 03:19:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by loftybob [+]
So glad I live in Australia, no funny white, cold crap falling from the sky, constant sunshine. :431:
I'm with him.   :002:
I couldn't live in a snow-bound country.  (Not that I've ever tried it.)
Even the thought of grey skies like Britain has lots of, would depress me.

Of course the other side of the coin... our club ride this Sunday is cancelled because the forecast is 42C.

 


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