thumperracer at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 30 16:36:33 PDT 2009
When I lived in Arctic Michigan something extraordinary happened. It was 50 degrees in November. That never happens. So I went out for a long ride. I was about three counties from home when I saw the horizon was a rapidly moving black line. I knew what was coming and decided to get back home fast. I got caught by the storm before I hit the highway. So there I was, on a motorcycle with Florida license plate headed north on I-75 in northern Michigan going about 90mph. You should have seen the looks I got from the car drivers I passed. It was 24 when I stopped to take pictures at the bank thermometer a couple blocks from home.
--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net> wrote:
> From: Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: Refilling radiator
> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 5:05 PM
> Oooh, your blood must be thin from
> living down there! Up here 56 is well into the 'jeans and
> riding jacket' weather. I'll admit I wimp out these days and
> pull the electric gloves out when it gets near 40. The
> electric vest comes out about the same time for insurance; I
> have a long commute at 70+. Can't imagine what riding at -35
> is like, coldest I've been out is +5.
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #141
> On Sep 30, 2009, at 10:18 AM, Thumper Ray wrote:
> > It was 58F this morning, when it's that cold -35 seems
> like it's just around the corner.
> > --- On Wed, 9/30/09, Jim Stewart <js at strappe.com>
> >> From: Jim Stewart <js at strappe.com>
> >> Subject: Re: Refilling radiator
> >> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> >> Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 1:12 PM
> >> dave193 wrote:
> >>> if you mix the antifreeze 50/50 that should
> give you
> >> protection to about -35 degrees. that seems a
> >> extreme.
> >> Particularly since Thumper Ray is in Florida. But
> >> gotta mix it to some ratio or other and 50/50 is
> handy. If
> >> you're really cheap you can tailor your ratio to
> >> expected temperature, I suppose...
> >> -js
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