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    Default Virginia - Seriously, how cold is the winter?

    Looks like I may be headed that way. How cold does it really get in north eastern VA, and how long does that last? Is riding a guaranteed no-go, or do you just have to be a bit on the tough side?
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    been there is winter just as cold as here in Pa at times better
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    Gambit rides all year long in north east Virginia
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    it was 28 the other day when i rode to work



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    Hick it can be pretty diverse depending on where the wind is blowing from. South winds will keep it mostly in the 40s-50s. North winds now your talkin teens and 20s. Obviously that will determine the kind of precipitation too. After the first of the year for 10-12 weeks is when it can really go one way or the other.
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    better shop for some heated gear. being from texas it's gonna be really hard to get used to that first year . Brrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasmike View Post
    better shop for some heated gear. being from texas it's gonna be really hard to get used to that first year . Brrrr
    Well, originally, I'm from Ohio, but I haven't lived there in 31 years. LOL
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    I was stationed in Norfolk years ago and rode year round on an old Virago 535. I don't remember it ever getting cold enough for the roads to ice, and it never snowed enough to stick... That was in the early 90's so I'm not sure how it is out there now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icepirate View Post
    I was stationed in Norfolk years ago and rode year round on an old Virago 535. I don't remember it ever getting cold enough for the roads to ice, and it never snowed enough to stick... That was in the early 90's so I'm not sure how it is out there now.
    That's what I meant in my other post how it can be different every year. The years I was there '78-'80 one of the years it snowed so deep I had to be dug out of my restaurant.
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    ..you're gonna need a windshield and lowers now big boy..don't worry, you can take that chit off around May..lol..ever heard the word...Gerbing??....
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    Don't need a shield, garage the X 4 months and ride this the rest of the year:
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    It's only cold at first...

    I bet you could do the outa breath stroke!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybrhick View Post
    Well, originally, I'm from Ohio, but I haven't lived there in 31 years. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemack View Post

    Can you say Nudie bar?




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    ..here's a couple of pics of last winter..







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    Ah, so are you going to be pitching a tent permanently at Bull Dogs Dairy Queen camp ground?

    I ride year round as long as there isn't snow, ice or too much salt/ sand on the ground. Wife says I am crazy... need to relieve the stress somehow and am too lazy to winterize 5 bikes, so I need to ride a lot...



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    It's warmer than Maine

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    I live around Richmond and will ride year round as long as there is no ice and snow.
    It is cold, but not as cold as it was when I lived in Indy.

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    ..if ya move up here, don't let bulldog talk ya into doing this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranz View Post
    ..if ya move up here, don't let bulldog talk ya into doing this..

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    Hick, the weather in hampton is a little warmer then up here near wash.dc. When we get snow and ice they just get rain most of the time. Maybe shyman and greyghost will chime in, they live in the hampton,va beach area, i hope you and your family are doing good my friend. Jr

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranz View Post
    ..here's a couple of pics of last winter..







    And some more.


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    Couple of frosty months.

    4 seasons, short winter and summer, longish fall and spring. Tidewater area can get a bit muggy, but lost of nice by-ways.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ARTjr67 View Post
    Hick, the weather in hampton is a little warmer then up here near wash.dc. When we get snow and ice they just get rain most of the time. Maybe shyman and greyghost will chime in, they live in the hampton,va beach area, i hope you and your family are doing good my friend. Jr
    So true.
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    Back to the subject. We do usually have some fair days even in February. There is no need to winterize. Just put it on the Tender and be ready for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biodude View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybrhick View Post
    Looks like I may be headed that way. How cold does it really get in north eastern VA, and how long does that last? Is riding a guaranteed no-go, or do you just have to be a bit on the tough side?
    Steve,

    Not sure about NEVA; all i can address is SEVA and NOVA.

    SEVA is 40's F in AM and 60F during the day; NOVA will be a few degrees cooler. The good thing is that time of year, the winds aren't blowing, which can make it feel worse.

    They get snow in NOVA; we get very little, if any, in SEVA. NOVA is a lot like DC/Southern MD; they have more of a real winter than we do in SEVA.

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