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Comments on: Mailbag: Riding Cross Country in the Cold on a Motorcycle http://www.whybike.com/blog/index.php?p=66 Good question . . . I write about motorcycles and why we ride them. en Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:42:13 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.2.2 by: <br /> <b>Deprecated</b>: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in <b>/home/monkey2k/whybike.com/blog/wp-includes/kses.php</b> on line <b>527</b><br /> <br /> <b>Deprecated</b>: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in <b>/home/monkey2k/whybike.com/blog/wp-includes/kses.php</b> on line <b>96</b><br /> Dave http://www.whybike.com/blog/index.php?p=66#comments Tue, 02 Aug 2005 07:55:42 -0700 142:66@http://www.whybike.com/blog
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Electric vest or no, crossing the northern states in February is going to be COLD. By crossing the Rockies and Sierra at that time of year on a motorcycle, you&#8217;re setting yourself up for hypothermia or even frostbite. When a freezing wind is whipping by you at sixty or seventy miles per hour, it will draw heat from your body VERY quickly. If it were my trip, I would make a beeline for Texas, cross to San Diego or Los Angeles, and THEN proceed to San Francisco. I&#8217;ve never ridden my motorcycle in icy conditions and never will, if I have the choice. When I lived in Fairbanks, I took my bicycle out on a nice, sunny, warm spring morning, hit a small patch of unmelted ice and went down HARD and FAST. There&#8217;s also the matter of the rider being 17. I wouldn&#8217;t let a 17-year-old drive alone cross-country at any time of the year in even a Volvo. The parent should consider renting a motorcycle trailer from U-Haul and driving WITH his son to SF. Sorry to be so opinionated in my first post to your blog, but 17+ice+motorcycle+crosscountry sounds like a disaster licking its chops.
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Electric vest or no, crossing the northern states in February is going to be COLD. By crossing the Rockies and Sierra at that time of year on a motorcycle, you’re setting yourself up for hypothermia or even frostbite. When a freezing wind is whipping by you at sixty or seventy miles per hour, it will draw heat from your body VERY quickly.

If it were my trip, I would make a beeline for Texas, cross to San Diego or Los Angeles, and THEN proceed to San Francisco.

I’ve never ridden my motorcycle in icy conditions and never will, if I have the choice. When I lived in Fairbanks, I took my bicycle out on a nice, sunny, warm spring morning, hit a small patch of unmelted ice and went down HARD and FAST.

There’s also the matter of the rider being 17. I wouldn’t let a 17-year-old drive alone cross-country at any time of the year in even a Volvo. The parent should consider renting a motorcycle trailer from U-Haul and driving WITH his son to SF.

Sorry to be so opinionated in my first post to your blog, but 17+ice+motorcycle+crosscountry sounds like a disaster licking its chops.

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