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Title: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: frostypuck on December 19, 2008, 01:32:14 PM
I took the bike out yesterday, washed it at the DIY place cause they have hot water, brought it home, lubed it, dried it and put it away under cover for the next two months.
I was slightly dismayed to see how much sand/salt was sitting on the flat parts of the bike, like the top of the swing arm, and the base of the motor.
Last sunday's excursion to ice land caused my brake rotors to flash rust and my chain to look fairly gnarly.
Now to go out and grease the plow, and fill the tanks on the truck. I just dumped a can of sea Foam in each of the gas tanks on the truck, as well as a little in the hydraulic resevoir on the plow, so i should be good to go.
Talk to you guys next week sometime,
Happy Holiday of your choice,
Chris


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 19, 2008, 01:43:34 PM
I also had the same problem with my front discs, and I couldn't believe how much crap we picked up. Once again my apologies for diverging from the main roads. It's just that I was running out of restaurant ideas, and that was the most direct route I could think of.

Happy holidays to all,
Ben


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: andy750 on December 20, 2008, 01:59:27 PM
Snow? What snow?

A moderate 8C here today...sun shining...and beer flowing :-)

cheers from sunny Scotland,

Merry Christmas
Andy


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 20, 2008, 07:10:25 PM
We're going for our second foot tomorrow, and it's a ripping 19 degrees F right now. You are not missing anything!
Ho, Ho, Ho,
Ben


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 21, 2008, 02:19:39 PM
Man, I've got to get a dirt bike for days like today. It would be great to truck around in this snow without worrying about how dirty the bike gets, or how many times one falls off into a snow bank. I'll just make a wish....


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: frostypuck on December 21, 2008, 07:19:58 PM
Man, I've got to get a dirt bike for days like today. It would be great to truck around in this snow without worrying about how dirty the bike gets, or how many times one falls off into a snow bank. I'll just make a wish....

Or you could just get a Guzzi and a set of TKC-80 tires...

(http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n361/frostypuck/snowd.jpg)

Chris


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 21, 2008, 09:18:50 PM
Or maybe something like this?



Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: mick750F on December 22, 2008, 08:44:05 AM
   This is my preferred winter ride. Happy Holler Daze!

Mike


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 22, 2008, 01:54:08 PM
What that is?? ???


Title: This could be you...
Post by: frostypuck on December 22, 2008, 06:37:27 PM
(http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n361/frostypuck/63520575_XfVga-M.jpg)
Chris


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 22, 2008, 06:49:08 PM
I hate to say it, but that can't be me, because I still use a shovel. ;)


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: andy750 on December 23, 2008, 10:09:35 AM
Can someone take some pics of snowy Boston and post them...curious to see what Im missing ;-)

Thanks
Andy

7C, sunny here....sigh...


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: mick750F on December 23, 2008, 11:34:14 AM
What that is?? ???

   Ahhh...I dunno. Personal Sno-Cat? Couldn't tell you if it's an actual machine, a mock-up or photo shop. I found it a while back poking around the net.

Mike

   Sorry Andy, no pics from me as I can't find my camera. The freezing winds ripped it out of my hands and into one of the vast arctic drifts we have. Well, maybe it wasn't exactly ripped out of my hands...and maybe the drifts aren't THAT big and okay, I can find my camera it's just that my fingers are nearly frozen and I find it hard to push the shutter button. Well...I AM typing so maybe that's not exactly accurate either. Alright! Okay! I'm taking Sammy to the beach so I'll try to take a picture of some snow...if I can find some. ;D

Mike


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 23, 2008, 02:08:09 PM
Can someone take some pics of snowy Boston and post them...curious to see what Im missing ;-)

Thanks
Andy

7C, sunny here....sigh...

Hopefully a couple of shots attached. Could you post some from where you are?
Ho,ho, ho,
Ben


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: andy750 on December 24, 2008, 03:36:08 PM
Thanks guys for the pics...here are some of my house taken this morning...and then some more pics of today...

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100146.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100147.jpg)

and small town in Ayrshire we visited today..

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100158.jpg)

Ayrshire town of Stewarton where I grew up

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100169.jpg)

and place I got my haircut...still there..

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100168.jpg)

and street I grew up on....

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100162.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100165.jpg)

and viaduct at the end of the street...

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100166.jpg)

and then it was home for some haggis, tatties and neeps  ;D

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100170.jpg)

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: andy750 on December 24, 2008, 03:39:41 PM

For food comparison...here is some haggis I had on Saturday while out at a pub...

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100140.jpg)

and here is some black pudding (the black stuff - its spicy dried pigs blood - yummy!) which someone else had...

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r58/andy750/Scotland%2008/P1100137.jpg)

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: frostypuck on December 24, 2008, 03:59:13 PM
Who could want anything more? (http://img3.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sick/sick0001.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-jumping-smileys.php)
Chris


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 24, 2008, 04:51:10 PM
Why does everybody's home in the Brit isles look so tidy and well kept. Down right intimidating, and very pretty.

Almost as intimidating as organ meat meals! We eat 'em in France as well. Boudin is blood sausage, which is pretty much a staple food, and ris de veau or agneau, which is sheep or veal pancreas is really very good.
Did you have a dram with the haggis and squish?


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: andy750 on December 24, 2008, 07:54:30 PM

No I had a mini (330 ml) bottle of Chimay  ;D

Merry Christmas!!

Andy


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: azure on December 24, 2008, 10:41:57 PM
Merry Christmas to you too Andy, and happy holidays to all of you guys. Let's plan a night in January!
Ben


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: lazyguy400F on December 25, 2008, 07:05:44 PM
Happy Festivus, etc, to all, and a January beer nite sounds good. I'll be gone the first two weeks or so, getting in some winter riding in Florida, (trucking it down to NC and riding from there), so we could all meet in key west- I hear there's a few bars down there... ;D ;D ;D

-peter


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: frostypuck on December 25, 2008, 07:53:55 PM
Here's a bike related pic from the height of the storm- sometime Friday nite 12/19
(http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n361/frostypuck/PC190173.jpg)

And then the aftermath on Saturday...before the other 6 inches fell
(http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n361/frostypuck/PC210185.jpg)

And yes- a January beer nite sounds fantastic.
Chris-
P.S. my snow is all but gone at this point.


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: andy750 on December 25, 2008, 09:45:36 PM
Very cool pics Chris!! Where was Marys cover!!?? And can barely see Frosty ;-)

Need a follow up pic.....

cheers
Andy

P.S. Jan beer night for 3 or 4th week in Jan...TBA


Title: Re: Snow, snow snow!!!
Post by: phactory on December 27, 2008, 09:49:43 AM
Andy,

 Looks like you are having fun over there! Mmmm, can you bring some REAL haggis back with you?? :o

 Hope everyone had a great holiday! One more to go and then we can relax!!

Cheers, Phil