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Old 12-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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How far do you need to go to get rid of the snow?

I officially stoped riding last weeke after we got 6" of snow and I am already going nuts. How far south do I have to go to be able to ride in February?
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:04 AM   #2
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I officially stoped riding last weeke after we got 6" of snow and I am already going nuts. How far south do I have to go to be able to ride in February?

In many areas of the mid-south you can plan on being able to ride in every month, usually. I say usually, because there is always the possibility of a cold snap settling in and staying for awhile. Doesn't happen every year, but you never k ow when it might. I've got a feeling it might happen this winter...

Higher elevations mean that it is more a probability, and less a possibility.

I was able to find at least one day, every week LAST winter, where I could go riding if I chose to...in the Nashville, Tn. area. This year..... Is a real possibility
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:06 AM   #3
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No snow here today. In fact, it's going to be in the mid 70's. Come on down!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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last time it snowed down here and stuck? 1990.

it did snow here a couple of years ago, but it only stuck for 24hrs or so. and that was at Christmas... a rare, rare event.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:09 AM   #5
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We don't have many days where the temp stays in the 30s. We get a little snow, but a decent snow is rare. Snow/ice probably inhibits riding once or twice a year for a day or three. Rain is a bigger offender.

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Old 12-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #6
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In many areas of the mid-south you can plan on being able to ride in every month, usually. I say usually, because there is always the possibility of a cold snap settling in and staying for awhile. Doesn't happen every year, but you never k ow when it might. I've got a feeling it might happen this winter...

Higher elevations mean that it is more a probability, and less a possibility.

I was able to find at least one day, every week LAST winter, where I could go riding if I chose to...in the Nashville, Tn. area. This year..... Is a real possibility
The Knoxville area fits this description pretty well. We get a lot of 35 deg and rain. Sometimes it snows but it typically doesn't last long. I don't think I've ever gone more than a month without at least having the opportunity to ride. I rode to work today.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #7
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No snow here today. In fact, it's going to be in the mid 70's. Come on down!!
Same for Georgia! And that big bright orb showed back up today finally too!
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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It hardly ever snows in Florida or southern Georgia/Alabama/Etc., and while we get a winter storm or two here in Vegas, it's usually pretty light- certainly not 6 inches.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #9
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I don't understand why snow would stop you...

This is last February.

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Old 12-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #10
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it depends on the weather.............and the elevation

Saturday I saw a not very happy rider on the Cherohala, the shady spot at 4000-5000ft was a bit slushy. KennyH was giving a lift down the mountain.

the Valley was great weather.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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No snow here, but I've got a Ural for when it does snow and so I really like snow days :-)

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Old 12-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #12
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I don't understand why snow would stop you...

This is last February.

The cold would not stop me at all! I do have heated gear and have ridden in -15C many times. Being posted to Quebecestan this year means they have a winter tire law that states all passenger vehicles plated in Qc must have winter tires from Dec 15th to March 15th. And yes, this retarded rule applies to motorcycles. .

You can get a three day exemption if you plan on travelling south or of you are selling the vehicle or moving it to a repair facility.

In any event. Ice is a huge issue out here. Don't care to crash for not good reason.

Btw. This was early Nov.
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Here in Quebec city. We get on average between 300 to 400 centemeters of snow per year. That is about 10 ft
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #13
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:12 AM   #14
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Seems to me they do a great job of clearing the snow off the roads within a few days. I can't imagine why anyone would want to stop because of that. Buy warmer clothing and stay at it.

You may hit a bad stretch of weather in late January, early February, but that should only keep you off the bike for a couple of weeks at the worst.
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