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1: I was fed up with seeing the Riding int he rain thread on the top all the time so made this one. 2: I've ...

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    1: I was fed up with seeing the Riding int he rain thread on the top all the time so made this one.

    2: I've ridden on snow covered roads, on a GSXR600, it was mighty fun and very slow going. But I've never ridden when it's been snowing, which I'll have to do tomorrow if it doesn't stop.

    I imagine it's cold, with poor visibility and the bits of snow stick to your visor and front, so you look like a inverse badger. But otherwise, is it just like riding in the rain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    1: I was fed up with seeing the Riding int he rain thread on the top all the time so made this one.

    2: I've ridden on snow covered roads, on a GSXR600, it was mighty fun and very slow going. But I've never ridden when it's been snowing, which I'll have to do tomorrow if it doesn't stop.

    I imagine it's cold, with poor visibility and the bits of snow stick to your visor and front, so you look like a inverse badger. But otherwise, is it just like riding in the rain?
    A little more slippy maybe??!
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    Default Re: Riding in the snow

    You'll never know if that bit of slush in front of you is slush or frozen ice. Forget it, unless you like falling off.
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    Default Re: Riding in the snow

    Ive done it several times without too much issue. At speed its like flying an Xwing down the Death Star trench, flakes of snow seemingly coming right at your eyes before slipping past.
    Real trick is to ride for the conditions, be WARM, heated gear is best. Quadruple your stopping distances, cut your speed right down, and dont be afraid to hold up traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    You'll never know if that bit of slush in front of you is slush or frozen ice. Forget it, unless you like falling off.
    This. However, you are in London, the roads are treated and busy. the forecast is for 0c so barring any really heavy downpours that put a track of snow on the road you'll probably be alright.
    Personally, I'd take the bus.

    I hope you've covered that lovely little Ducati with ACF50?
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    Default Re: Riding in the snow

    I'm not going to ride.

    And yes, the bike is ACF50 protected, and under a cover, which itself is under a cover.
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    You only need a C90....



    ....and to have a sense of adventure!
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    I did it for the last time two years ago. It was when I was half way home I thought to myself "You fucking twat, why did I not take the car"
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    I did it last weekend thinking it would turn back to rain, had to turn back after 15 mins. It was slippery but the most dangerous thing was my visor, it just started to freeze over, couldn't clear it. Overall I was out for about 30 mins and by the time I got home I could hardly see a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe19 View Post
    I did it last weekend thinking it would turn back to rain, had to turn back after 15 mins. It was slippery but the most dangerous thing was my visor, it just started to freeze over, couldn't clear it. Overall I was out for about 30 mins and by the time I got home I could hardly see a thing.
    Open your visor!
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    Default Re: Riding in the snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Thermostat9 View Post
    Open your visor!
    eh? How does that help?
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    Default Re: Riding in the snow

    Quote Originally Posted by joe19 View Post
    eh? How does that help?
    Your face gets cold a lot quicker so you are only 5 minutes from home when you realise it's a stupid idea and turn back
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe19 View Post
    I did it last weekend thinking it would turn back to rain, had to turn back after 15 mins. It was slippery but the most dangerous thing was my visor, it just started to freeze over, couldn't clear it. Overall I was out for about 30 mins and by the time I got home I could hardly see a thing.
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    Open your visor!
    Quote Originally Posted by joe19 View Post
    eh? How does that help?
    You need to ask
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe19 View Post
    eh? How does that help?
    So. You. Can. See. Where. You. Are. Going?

    Jesus, some people are thick.
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    Default Re: Riding in the snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Thermostat9 View Post
    So. You. Can. See. Where. You. Are. Going?

    Jesus, some people are thick.
    Or afflicted with spectacles in which case it doesn't help.
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