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Dodging the Roadkill: Psychologically Spring

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – It’s time to SPRING FORWARD and I couldn’t be more excited. I am NOT a fan of winter and although it’s not officially spring, psychologically, I’m there.

I hate January and February. 

I guess the older I get, the more I can’t tolerate cold temperatures.  Plus, it cuts down on my “biker” time.  In my part of the country, Tennessee, we have some of the most schizophrenic weather you will find.

One day it could be 60 degrees, then the next day, 25. We could have snow overnight,that would melt away to a fifty degree day by afternoon. 

Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains

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Dodging the Roadkill: Psychologically Spring

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – It’s time to SPRING FORWARD and I couldn’t be more excited. I am NOT a fan of winter and although it’s not officially spring, psychologically, I’m there.

I hate January and February. 

I guess the older I get, the more I can’t tolerate cold temperatures.  Plus, it cuts down on my “biker” time.  In my part of the country, Tennessee, we have some of the most schizophrenic weather you will find.

Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains

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CDE Lightband gives Tips to Save on your Electric Bill this Winter

 

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CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband says winter is officially upon us. With the colder temperatures comes higher electric usage.

This usage is primarily due to heating load. The colder it gets, the more you have to heat your home.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Layered Up To Throttle Up

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Obviously old man winter has reared his ugly head in many parts of the country, so the days I get to ride are far and few between. 

Today was one of those days.

I haven’t had “black beauty” out for a good run in over a week.  On that day, the temps were in the low to mid fifties, but I was still trying to shake a bad cold and just didn’t feel it.  

This week, we’ve had rain, ice and some snow flurries, so the best I could do was fire up the “beast” and take it for a quick spin around the neighborhood.  Not much, but it felt good.

Hank biking in the Winter.

Hank biking in the Winter.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Layered Up To Throttle Up

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Obviously old man winter has reared his ugly head in many parts of the country, so the days I get to ride are far and few between. 

Today was one of those days.

I haven’t had “black beauty” out for a good run in over a week.  On that day, the temps were in the low to mid fifties, but I was still trying to shake a bad cold and just didn’t feel it.  

This week, we’ve had rain, ice and some snow flurries, so the best I could do was fire up the “beast” and take it for a quick spin around the neighborhood.  Not much, but it felt good.

Hank biking in the Winter.

Hank biking in the Winter.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Riding With Old Man Winter

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the best things about sharing this journey through my blog is the INCREDIBLE people I’ve met and will continue to meet.  I LOVE hearing your stories and suggestions about YOUR biker journey.  

Living in the south presents a different kind of winter.  We have days we can ride, but we might go weeks before we get a couple of days to do so.  Some of the brothers and sisters I meet here live in parts of the country where the winters are BRUTAL!

So what do we do during these cold winter months?

Winter Snow Covered Mountains

Winter Snow Covered Mountains

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Dodging the Roadkill: Winter Helps Me Appreciate Better Weather

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As I write this post, it’s currently 3 degrees outside.  The wind chill is -3.  Now, I realize there are many of you who suffer through much colder temperatures and more snow and ice, but here in Middle Tennessee, we southerners just ain’t built for this. 

For bikers, this the time of year we all dread.  Having to park the motorcycle, winterize it, or whatever we need to do while we suffer through the frozen “hell” of limited riding opportunities.

I think the beauty of being a biker is that we can mount up and take off anytime we damn well please, but old man winter reminds us, “no you can’t.”

Winter.

Winter.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Cabin Fever

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve been dealing with a major winter snowstorm here in Middle Tennessee. We’ve had a couple of inches of ice, and now a few inches of snow.

It’s treacherous.

My friends who actually LIVE in harsh winter weather, just sit back a chuckle at us southerners, and I don’t blame them. We’re just not built for this.

That means I’m dealing with cabin fever. I’ve spent the entire day watching YouTube videos about motorcycles, motorcycle trips and various motorcycle infomercials. Now I want to ride. But can’t!

Winter Snowstorm

Winter Snowstorm

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Dodging the Roadkill: Winter

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Well, here we go.  That dreaded time of the year for all bikers.

WINTER!

Now, depending on what part of the country you live in, this time of the year means something different to each of us.  I live in Middle Tennessee, near the Kentucky border.  Typically we don’t have too brutal of a winter, but there have been times when we don’t leave the house for a few days, much less, think about riding a motorcycle.

I follow several social media groups where bikers who live in places like Chicago, or South Dakota and Wyoming, talk about “winterizing” their bike.  I’ve seen pictures of bikers who live in extreme weather conditions and they have winters that I only see in the news.

Winter Bikes

Winter Bikes

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CDE Lightband explains Winter’s Higher Electric Bills

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband reminds everyone that winter temperatures bring on higher electric bills. With December’s average high temperatures in the mid-forties, and eight days of temperatures in the teens, your heating system has been running.

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