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  • Offline RedRooster   us

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    Time for Winter Storage
    on: Sep 30, 2021, 03.58 am
    Sep 30, 2021, 03.58 am
    Fall colors are starting to appear in northern Illinois. A really nice ride today with temps from 65 F to 85 F. Will probably ride for another week or so... and then time to call it quits until next spring.

    Why don't I keep riding until November? Still some nice days in October... but bowhunting is my other passion. During the last half of October, all of November, and first half of December... all I do is eat, sleep, and hunt.

    Bean harvest is in full swing now, and corn isn't too far behind. Time to check everything prior to hunting - limb trimming, pull-up ropes, creek crossings, beaver dams, access in-out trails, and ATV maintenance.

    I don't particularly like having to put bike and riding in hibernation. But I don't regret having only 5-6 months of riding season. In my world, spending time outdoors with feet on the ground or in a tree with bow and camcorder along for the ride... is a good place to be.

    I'll check back in here occasionally, to share some bowhunting experiences with those who have the same interest.  Bye for now.  :159:

       

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    Re: Time for Winter Storage
    Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2021, 02.13 pm
    Sep 30, 2021, 02.13 pm
    I took mine off the road last Friday.

    In the UK we pay road tax for a year, or 6 months (slightly more expensive per month).

    Mine came with 12 months road tax paid, so we make a SORN declaration and the DVLA (DMV Equivalent) sends any full months tax back.

    Itíll come out of hibernation on April 1st.

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    Re: Time for Winter Storage
    Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2021, 05.05 pm
    Sep 30, 2021, 05.05 pm
    Bummer guys.

     Here in N California we're just now revving-up for the cool season. The hazardous smoke has abated and a little rain has rinsed the ash off from the roads. We don't ride much when it's hot.

    A string of us are heading out today for a 230 mile Cruise through the high country. We'll follow the Trinity River nearly to it's source and return.


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    Re: Time for Winter Storage
    Reply #3 on: Oct 03, 2021, 03.29 am
    Oct 03, 2021, 03.29 am
    Well this is a depressing subject which I should be used to but am not.  :157:
    My three motorcycles go beddie-by late November usually but I have a Honda Helix scooter I keep ready year round. I keep Stabil in it and if worse comes to worse there's only one carb to clean out. And it's easy to get to.
    With its giant windshield and body plastics I've ridden it in 15 degF weather fairly comfortably.

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    Re: Time for Winter Storage
    Reply #4 on: Oct 03, 2021, 02.25 pm
    Oct 03, 2021, 02.25 pm
    Hey man you gotta do you. I understand. Best of luck hunting.  :152: