BLOG-So, by now you likely know that I and the club I am involved with, the Sworn Few LEMC, ride year around and tend to get caught in adverse weather conditions. There are no “garage bikers” in this LEMC club. Of course there is nothing wrong with choosing to ride in nice warm weather only, and garage your bike during cold or adverse weather. Each biker has his own desires and passions to ride and I completely respect that. Some may not be comfortable riding in things such as very high winds, which is okay. You must always ride within your own capabilities. The Sworn Few LEMC members are hard core bikers through and through and it kills us during periods of heavy snow when we can’t safely ride. We have a deep heart felt love and passion for riding and brotherhood! That will always be the foundation of our club, but for some others it may not be.
I pretty much ride my bike to work and back everyday, aside from all the club rides. Yes, when I leave for home in the morning after a graveyard shift it is often near 20 degrees Fahrenheit. I have to be cautious and watch the humidity levels closely, as to avoid ice. Most the time it is around freezing or a bit above in the colder part of the year. In the warmer part of the year it is just a T-shirt (ooooh how I love the warm season).
Anyways, I ride a 2014 Harley Street Glide Special and have the stock engine guard bars. I was looking for something cheap to block some of the cold air and rain from spraying up on me and my feet while riding, without spending a large amount of money buying expensive full lower fairings that Harley sells. Plus, I did not want them on year around and I like the open feeling of just engine guards. Later in this blog I will talk about […] [Read more…]