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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #20 on: December 22, 2020, 11:13:56 AM
*Originally Posted by Chippy4467 [+]
SORN'd mine at end of Nov as tax was due and since I now only ride for fun not commuting thought it was not worth it for the odd couple of days I might have got out.
Do you still insure it over that SORN'd period? Our road tax here is €88 and it really isn't worth it to SORN the bike for little savings. Not enough return to lose the bike for me, I love a good winter's ride. I'll not purposely go out when there is ice of course but there are so many lovely crisp sunny winter's days they are hard to give up.

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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #21 on: December 22, 2020, 02:22:04 PM
Do you still insure it over that SORN'd period? Our road tax here is €88 and it really isn't worth it to SORN the bike for little savings. Not enough return to lose the bike for me, I love a good winter's ride. I'll not purposely go out when there is ice of course but there are so many lovely crisp sunny winter's days they are hard to give up.
Yep still insured - needs to be for the fire & theft / damage element.
Whilst working I kept a commuter bike (DL650) going all year. Used it daily unless there was snow on the ground (and even then used sometimes) but now retired I don't have the need to and the amount of salt on the roads I just thought why bother?

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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #22 on: December 22, 2020, 05:40:03 PM
And to get really in the mood: Nightwish - Last Ride Of The Day



There are two kinds of people, those saying the glass is half full and those saying the glass is half empty. But the world really belongs to the ones that say “That’s not my glass! My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!”             Terry Pratchett  R.I.P.

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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #23 on: December 23, 2020, 02:58:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Tiger T.O. [+]
And to get really in the mood: Nightwish - Last Ride Of The Day

  :028: nice one!

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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #24 on: December 18, 2021, 06:35:33 PM
Possibly my last ride of the year, started off at zero deg c but got up to a heady 3 deg C. (32F-37F)It was a pea souper for half the ride then clear sunny skies for the rest. This was a quick stop at "The Curragh" which is just 5,000 acres of common land not too far from me. Again, heated vest and inner gloves made this a really pleasant day out, can't say enough good stuff about heated gear for extending the riding season. We are lucky in Ireland as Winters are fairly mild, we don't often get snow.




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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #25 on: December 18, 2021, 06:41:59 PM
Nice one Terry. 👍 Heated gear is brilliant. I ride all year round & wouldn’t be without it.

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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #26 on: February 23, 2022, 06:13:31 AM
I ride all year in just a T shirt under my textile jacket...
A lot of my mates have 3/4/5 layers on under theirs!
Been down to 3C and generally ok..
I have had many "naked" bikes with zero wind protection and I rode those in the same clothing..
Very occasionally I get cold toes but thats about it!

I know I am the odd one out here as my mates often comment "I am not normal" :-)
Power is how hard you hit the wall...
Torque is how far you take the wall with you !

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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #27 on: February 23, 2022, 09:07:26 AM
*Originally Posted by Speedy [+]
I ride all year in just a T shirt under my textile jacket...
A lot of my mates have 3/4/5 layers on under theirs!
Been down to 3C and generally ok..
I have had many "naked" bikes with zero wind protection and I rode those in the same clothing..
Very occasionally I get cold toes but thats about it!

I know I am the odd one out here as my mates often comment "I am not normal" :-)

I am your exact opposite Speedy and need all the help I can get to keep me from getting a chill.  :190:

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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #28 on: February 23, 2022, 11:39:52 AM
I carry my own, not insubstantial insulation.  :001:

I used to ride all year round (at least one a month in the winter months), but with limited garage space, I figured it better that I keep the quad with the plow on hand rather than the Tiger.  So for the last 2 or 3 years, it has gone in storage for half of December through early March....which is next week!

Hopefully out on the bike in the next 2 weeks or so.
So many roads, so little time.

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Re: Last ride of the year?
Reply #29 on: June 13, 2022, 06:20:55 PM
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
The weekend it is and fine weather for Wicklow it was only right the wheels got a spin, possibly the last of 2018. Accompanied today by two 900 scramblers which were great machines, I wouldn't mind one myself! Or maybe the 1200 Scrambler, no the Speed Twin, no no the..................I suppose it's too much to expect a stocking that big!





After seeing your trip picture I can assume that this was the best day for a ride on this kind of road with cloudy weather, feeling a little bit jealous guys  :008:

 



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