Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding

It’s not necessarily easy, but cold weather, winter riding is definitely doable. Though much of the U.S. has been experiencing somewhat of an Indian Summer, Beijing has still been pretty cold this winter, as low as 5 degrees Farenheit (-15C), however that hasn’t stopped me from commuting daily on my Jincheng JC250-6! The single biggest danger when riding in the winter is probably black ice, which is an ice patch that blends in with the color of the pavement and thus you have no idea what’s coming when you hit it. Luckily for me though Beijing has been almost entirely devoid of moisture and so the bitter cold and harsh winds have been the only challenges I’ve had to contend with. To get a good breakdown of tips for winter riding, I highly recommend reading book Proficient Motorcycling: The Guide to Riding Well by David L. Hough. This is a
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Note from NYC Hog Director on HOT

And from the NYC HOG chapter’s Director, Little Al, on the trip to Milwaukee for HOT: Hello fellow HOGs, I just want to give you all a brief summary of the officers training in Milwaukee last week. Six of us went: Tony, Bill, Mike, Nick, Postman and me. 3 of us rode, 3 flew. I won’t say who did what but those of us that rode went from temps in the 80’s to temps in the 30’s on the ride out. We also had about 3 hours of freezing rain in Ohio, 2 hours of light snow in Indiana and topped it off with 30 minutes of hail in Illinois. Yep, it was a fun ride, lol This was the best training so far, less focused on the rules and guidelines we operate under (the National Chapter Charter and the HOG Handbook) and was really about the nitty gritty of
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