Sad day - Time for the 6 mo. Hibernation

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Sad day - Time for the 6 mo. Hibernation

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Well, it’s ‘That’ time. With temperatures now dipping to 3 C (37 F) here in the mornings, It’s time to prep the little roadster (and the Harley) for their six month sleep 🙁

What I wouldn’t give to be in the lower 48 … Our driving/riding season ends way too soon up here 🤨

* Pic is just to help remind me of what it looks like under the impending storage cover of shame.
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I feel your pain... but a great driving season here this year. Put on about 3000km ( 1800 miles), and all top down. Put top up about 2 weeks ago and drove 500km since. Will winteriz and put to bed in the next week or 2. Then comes the winter projects.... window track driver door, small blemish on dash, detail engine compartment, replace rear springs, clean seats , replace headlights, wire Aux driving Lights . That should do me TIL spring. Yikes 😬

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redroadster68 wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:40 pm I feel your pain...
Yup.
Have a feeling within a couple of weeks I’ll revert to an earlier stage of development and start repetitively asking: ‘Are we there yet?’
Well, at least you have some good projects planned 👍
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C'mon with gloves and a tuque there's at least a month of driving left :lol:
I even got a Tonneau cover this year :mrgreen:

this is Nov 17th last year
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Pjackb wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:34 pm C'mon with gloves and a tuque there's at least a month of driving left :lol:
Lol … Hardcore was sooo 20 years ago. More of a fair-weather, short sleeve & ball cap kind of roadster guy these days.
The truck’s heated seats/steering wheel are more inviting this time of year … even if not nearly as much fun.
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When you get tired of the cold weather, just come on down to the Baja and we'll go for a ride in my 1600. roadster weather year round. I even took my soft top off and have it in storage in my shop. 84(F) here today.
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bajaroadster wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:43 am When you get tired of the cold weather, just come on down to the Baja and we'll go for a ride in my 1600. roadster weather year round. I even took my soft top off and have it in storage in my shop. 84(F) here today.
Now that’s the climate to have for a roadster! Might take you up on it 😉
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Last weekend... st.albert, Alberta

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Last year parked it nov 17
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Kai, your always welcome. as are any other 311 members. Google "Loreto B.C.S. Mexico" to check out the area.
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Why not lease it to someone in S fla during the winter ....its got a road life to live
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bajaroadster wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:12 am Kai, your always welcome. as are any other 311 members. Google "Loreto B.C.S. Mexico" to check out the area.
Thanks! That place is beautiful.
redroadster wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:55 am Why not lease it to someone in S fla during the winter ....its got a road life to live
Hmmm … What could go wrong? 🤔
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Perfect day in Alberta. Cool . Not a cloud. Went for a 2 hr drive. Snow in the forecast in a week. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 😬🥶
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redroadster68 wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:56 pm 9D5417AB-8559-4526-9B34-C131EFEA7A39.jpeg


Perfect day in Alberta. Cool . Not a cloud. Went for a 2 hr drive. Snow in the forecast in a week. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 😬🥶
Nice! Already below zero here in the mornings - scraping frost off :smt111
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Why do we live here again? Oh ya , free heAlthcare, beautiful scenery, diverse cultures, and Timbits
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I read somewhere that we have the most donut shops per capita of anywhere in the world - Most of them being Tim Hortons I’m sure. That being said, I’d take Krispy Kreme over Timmies any day given the option (which we don’t have on the east coast 🙁). However, if you ever make it down the Seattle way, I highly recommend you pop in to a Top Pot Doughnuts - It’s almost a religious experience 😏. After that, Timmies just doesn’t cut it.

But I digress … Time to tune-up the snowblower and find where I last put my gloves.
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