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Nice.
 

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What in the **** is a km? :grin:

It was nice here today as well.. I decided to bbq instead!

Maybe I'll get in a ride Friday if weather permits.
 

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Paul at that rate you're going to wear that bike out in no time. :nerd:
 

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Thats awesome. I am not too far from you. I am in Delhi and I was out today as well.I just got a 2014 K1600GTL about 2 months ago and finally got to try it out. Just getting use to it before riding season starts.
 

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I am glad I got out riding yesterday. It is snowing now.
 

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In Quebec we are not allowed, by law, to ride a motorcycle between December 15th and March 15th. So even if it's nice i can't take it out.
Plus, with all the sand they've covered roads with over the winter, it's way too easy to hit a slippy patch and test out the traction control.
I've tested it before and it's not a feeling i personally like.
 

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We had a lot of rain a week ago (you have probably heard about all the flooding) that washed all the calcium and most of the sand off the road. The roads were fine although with all the snow we are getting tonight the salters will be back out.
 

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I'm going to at least uncover mine, and give her a shine.... if its warm enough,, maybbbee.... take it out and about....


getting anxious...


ride safe everyone
 

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You know it's gone to chit when the government tells you when you can and cannot ride....:mad::mad:
Well, the government is us as we've voted them in, and we as a population have decided it's safer for all to obey certain laws vs living with the notion that some dumba** could ram into me with his bike during the winter. Between those dates it's safe to say you will not have a motorcycle come out of nowhere and surprise you with a visit on your lap while in your car.

I'd rather have a law for everyone than to have some idiots riding in freezing temperatures or snow and creating safety issues for everyone around. And then have to pay the bill for their medical care. Then have my insurance go up because he either damaged road signs or crashed into another vehicle or hurt someone else who needs medical care or all of the above at once.

There are many many idiots out there and they are the ones we have to protect against themselves and their idiotic behaviors.
Us sensible people know better than to ride on frozen roads or in snow, but some will attempt it and then cry for help when they've crashed and need care.
 

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We had a lot of rain a week ago (you have probably heard about all the flooding) that washed all the calcium and most of the sand off the road. The roads were fine although with all the snow we are getting tonight the salters will be back out.
I have not heard of the flooding in Ontario. We haven't had any snowfall in a while. And rain has been light if any at all.

Once the rain washes most of it away it will be safe, but even then, it usually takes until April or someplaces May before the roads have been cleaned of sand.

And we have so many potholes here it's nuts ! We usually have an insane amount but this year is the worst i've ever seen. When there's traffic on the motorway because of potholes so big even big rigs have to slow down and cars almost lose wheels...it's unthinkable to want to ride a motorcycle in this situation.
And it's no fun, you keep your eyes on potholes and not on the road or the scenery.
 
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Well, the government is us as we've voted them in, and we as a population have decided it's safer for all to obey certain laws vs living with the notion that some dumba** could ram into me with his bike during the winter. Between those dates it's safe to say you will not have a motorcycle come out of nowhere and surprise you with a visit on your lap while in your car.

I'd rather have a law for everyone than to have some idiots riding in freezing temperatures or snow and creating safety issues for everyone around. And then have to pay the bill for their medical care. Then have my insurance go up because he either damaged road signs or crashed into another vehicle or hurt someone else who needs medical care or all of the above at once.

There are many many idiots out there and they are the ones we have to protect against themselves and their idiotic behaviors.
Us sensible people know better than to ride on frozen roads or in snow, but some will attempt it and then cry for help when they've crashed and need care.
That's a big bite of socialism right there..

Why would you care is someone freezes their ass off riding in the winter?

Worrying about some guy on a bike sliding into you while your driving your car? I guess maybe the collective should pass a law banning motorcycles outright because.. A, they are inherently more dangerous than driving a car and B.. someone in a car could hit you. Both issues will cause a bunch of medical bills for which your insurance rates will climb.

Do people north of the border still smoke? Chew tobacco? Drink alcohol? Do drugs? Have obesity problems? Engage in risky personal behavior? I'm pretty sure these issues probably weigh more on your insurance costs than some guy taking his bike out of the garage on a day he could get a few miles in on good pavement.

I'm not trying to pick a fight with you.. I've just got a hard time with one group of people (or the government) telling another group what they can do and when they can or can't do it. That applies for everything not just riding a motorcycle in the winter.
 

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That's a big bite of socialism right there..

Why would you care is someone freezes their ass off riding in the winter?

Worrying about some guy on a bike sliding into you while your driving your car? I guess maybe the collective should pass a law banning motorcycles outright because.. A, they are inherently more dangerous than driving a car and B.. someone in a car could hit you. Both issues will cause a bunch of medical bills for which your insurance rates will climb.

Do people north of the border still smoke? Chew tobacco? Drink alcohol? Do drugs? Have obesity problems? Engage in risky personal behavior? I'm pretty sure these issues probably weigh more on your insurance costs than some guy taking his bike out of the garage on a day he could get a few miles in on good pavement.

I'm not trying to pick a fight with you.. I've just got a hard time with one group of people (or the government) telling another group what they can do and when they can or can't do it. That applies for everything not just riding a motorcycle in the winter.
Let's agree to disagree and move on.
 

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Well, the government is us as we've voted them in, and we as a population have decided it's safer for all to obey certain laws vs living with the notion that some dumba** could ram into me with his bike during the winter. Between those dates it's safe to say you will not have a motorcycle come out of nowhere and surprise you with a visit on your lap while in your car.

I'd rather have a law for everyone than to have some idiots riding in freezing temperatures or snow and creating safety issues for everyone around. And then have to pay the bill for their medical care. Then have my insurance go up because he either damaged road signs or crashed into another vehicle or hurt someone else who needs medical care or all of the above at once.

There are many many idiots out there and they are the ones we have to protect against themselves and their idiotic behaviors.
Us sensible people know better than to ride on frozen roads or in snow, but some will attempt it and then cry for help when they've crashed and need care.
Wow. I will take a wild guess here and assume you vote Liberal?
 

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From what I read it's not against the law in Quebec to ride a motorcycle in the winter; the law requires the motorcycle to have winter tires. E.g.

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/products/anlas-winter-traction-snow-tires/



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Taken from the SAAQ website (our version of the DMV). It follows the car winter tyre law.

No motorcycling between December 15 and March 15

The Regulation respecting the use of tires specifically designed for winter driving also applies to motorcycles. It is therefore prohibited to operate a motorcycle from December 15 to March 15.
 

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Wow. I will take a wild guess here and assume you vote Liberal?
Wow. Not even close.

And what does it matter how i vote. This is a website about motorcycles not politics.
Why do people hijack threads on motorcycles to spread their views on politics ?

Freedom is about being able to be who you want to be and think how you want to think. Having discussions and sometimes realizing you've changed your opinion on a subject.

It's not about being camped on a single ideology and never moving from there.
 
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