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Yesterday's weather was calling for partly cloudy, highs in the 50's with lows overnight in the 30's. So I rode my Majesty to work. (4pm-mid shift)
During the shift it rained. Rain? There was no mention of rain in the forcast.

When I left it had stopped raining but the roads were still wet. With patchy ice it turned out. I got on the interstate only to find the bike was sort of wiggling a bit. Not bad, but new sensation. I dropped my speed and got off the interstate as soon as it was practical. Luckly there was little traffic and there were grooves of dry pavement to ride in.

It took me longer to get home than usual. The wet road, and the damp air combined to make the ride colder than I have experienced at the same air temps. The ol' Pucker factor was pretty high there for a while.
 

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That's why I don't ride to work in the winter time! You just never know when the weather is going to take a turn for the worst!! I definatly don't like to ride int the rain!

I also don't ride if there is frost on the ground in the morning. The city waters the median on the road I take to work and I'm affraid it may be icy if there is frost!!!

Glad you made it home safetly!!
 

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With the miles you ride, that had to be a l-o-n-g ride home. I can only recall a handfull of times we had ice on the roads here. We could run a bunch of screws to simulate studed snow tires! :roll:
 

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glennd said:
With the miles you ride, that had to be a l-o-n-g ride home. I can only recall a handfull of times we had ice on the roads here. We could run a bunch of screws to simulate studed snow tires! :roll:
Don't laugh, that's exactly what is done for ice racing (usually dirt bikes). Just drive a mess of sheet metal screws into the tire treads, bundle up, and hit the ice. There's nothing quite like it.
 
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