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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Winter blues

So in upstate ny i havent rode the rc51 in about a month because of temps an road conditions. Just wonderin who else suffers from winter blues?
It sucks walkin into the garage an seein that bike sitting there on race stands an will be there till atleast April (sigh) I find myself often going out to the garage an just lookin at the bike or just start tinkerin with stuff or cleaning the bike ( btw the bike is spotless) so its kinda a waste to clean it more


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i hear ya man, i was out and about over the weekend and saw a couple of nice bikes hammering along the road and said to my wife "thats not fucking fair, looks at those guys enjoying their bikes!"

but she made me feel better (and you probably) by replying "yeah babe their hands are probable to numb their hands are about to fall off and while your bikes in winterstorage and nice and clean, their bikes are slowly being destroyed by winter salt and sludge"

good point i think you agree man

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Funnily enough I haven't ridden to work for the past two days because it's been way too hot and humid to even think about putting my ventilated summer jacket and gloves on.
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Funnily enough I haven't ridden to work for the past two days because it's been way too hot and humid to even think about putting my ventilated summer jacket and gloves on.
Who asked YOU

And who in ther right mind would store their RC-51 in a garage

Or any HONDA for that matter
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Believe me Id love to have the bike in the garage but it wouldnt go over well lol..So I am at the local Sunoco gas station getting gas in the car an I hear the familar sound of a rc51 rolling in which i kinda get excited when i see another RC51 lol. So I walk up to the guy to look at the bike an ask him if he is crazy being its 37 degree's out an the roads are covered in salt an when i mention to him about the riding the bike in these conditions an he looks at me an goes well its just a bike it can be replaced I about cried I mean ive never seen this rc51 around town so he must of just got So i kinda understand him wanting to ride it but shit dude its a rc51 done destroy it.. Grr some people piss me off
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Hey Tom, you should add this one to your collection:



It's for sale here:

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Funnily enough I haven't ridden to work for the past two days because it's been way too hot and humid to even think about putting my ventilated summer jacket and gloves on.
I mean this in the nicest way possible.....eat me.



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I'm the opposite guys, I like the winter down time. Gives me a chance to clean, repair and add any new bits and pieces.

I have a great lady who knows that come riding season I'm GONE. Lots of road trips and the odd track day, so come winter we spend a lot of time together and snow shoe, snow board, we break out her dad's sleds and spend time at her cabin. Also lots of time with family.



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My wife is always asking if I have any ride or track day scheduled with my buddies.
Or if there's a racing event I would like to fly to drive to attend.
Back in 2001, after a long 20 year dry spell without a bike, she's the one who told me to go buy one.
Apparently she got tired of me pacing in the house like caged tiger.
It's not that she's into bikes or racing, she just wants me to be happy. And that's why I love her.

The only down side is, she's always give me "that look" when she sees all the boxes full of "toys" to install on the bike, and gives me hints that I should work on making that pile of boxes smaller.
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Hell there is a couple females i ride with yes they ride their own bikes they are worse then me when it comes to riding an everything

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