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The Big Sky Motorsports counter guy commutes year round in Missoula. I have read of and seen others. They seem like rational people and have the miles on snow and ice to prove it. Jeeze, do I have to put on my big boy pants and suit of armor to do it myself (while my wife isn't watching)?

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Your bike on a trip through the snow
 
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The Big Sky Motorsports counter guy commutes year round in Missoula. I have read of and seen others. They seem like rational people and have the miles on snow and ice to prove it. Jeeze, do I have to put on my big boy pants and suit of armor to do it myself (while my wife isn't watching)?

Yes, the challenge is still:
Your bike on a trip through the snow
If you do , get a few pics . ;)
 

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I have a generator and propane heater onboard, but the house batteries are bad and the heater stops working at the coldest time. also, my water heater stopped An electric heater wont work for the same reason. Ive been getting by on pure solar power. I dont want to buy new house batteries, because theyre expensive, and Ive gone way over my battery budget this year. Ill just keep plugging holes until I can barely breathe, then ill be warm maybe. Try a snowbike and report?


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Right now we have no snow but I’m open to the challenge if we get any, I’ve done it before.
These are old pictures from last winter so it doesn’t qualify but I rode about 50 miles that day on somewhat snowy roads




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I could participate if I were in my childhood hometown of Buffalo New York.

But now I'm near Atlanta, Georgia and we only get a dusting of snow once a year.

I'm also a newbie to using full sized motorcycles on paved roads, so I'll have to sit this one out even if we do get an inch or two of snow down here.

( but I am following this thread and I hope to participate in some future challenge.)

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( but I am following this thread and I hope to participate in some future challenge.)
Glad to have more people involved.

One of the rules is to repeat the current challenge any time you post on this thread, so folks don't need to go searching backwards to find it.

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Does snow by the side of a dry road count? Maybe next week.
In my opinion one would have to park in the snow on the side of the road to count it... would not be as 'Hardy-Biker' as those who undertake commutes and such on snow covered roads, but it would fit within the definition... enabling us to move on to those sunny beach photos everyone but me seems to easily be able to get.

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Thanks. As a reminder to myself and any other potential new participants to this thread,
I'll create & post here (by editing THIS post)
a recap of what the last challenges have been for the last 2 years, all of 2021 & up to now in 2022.

Current one- "Your bike on a trip through the snow."

Before that it was:
-- your bike with something warm
-- with Christmas decorations that were up before Thanksgiving Day.
-- anything you are thankful for.
-- Fully rigged sailing ship, or an image / representation of one.
-- your bike with its rider (you).
-- big forklift
-- Halloween decoration
-- Harvesting equipment or big [farm] tractor. (Recent repeat)
-- a spider (the scary bug, not the 3-wheeled cycle)
-- skeleton
-- Halloween inflatable yard decoration
-- fall flowers in bloom
-- jack o'lantern
-- tunnel
--- graffiti-covered railroad car.
(That takes us back to Sep. 29th, 2022, on page 361).

EVEN FARTHER BACK:

-- FedEx delivery truck
-- vineyard with grapes growing on arbors.
--field of sunflowers
-- "back to school sale" sign or banner.
-- animal boarding kennel
-- combine harvester
-- big flag of your nation.
--corn field
--fire truck (repeat)
-- "fire danger TODAY" type sign (This was back around August 7th).
-- dinosaur (not a toy)
-- rocket
-- fountain
-- standing dead tree
-- dump or landfill
-- sign saying "mountain" or "mountains"
-- sandy beach at sunset (lake or ocean, not a small creek or pond).
-- earthmover tire
-- payphone (this takes [us back to July)
-- tour bus (not city bus)
-- campfire (this challenge was not met within the deadline)
5/11/22: -- cow (must be female of species)
--miniature horse
-- independent auto parts store
-- shoe repair shop (not sales, only repairs) (takes us back to page 351)
- Mexican restaurant
-- windmill or wind turbine
-- sailboat in the water
-- delivery van
--electronics store
-- mill stone
-- electric car
3/17/22: -- related to St. Patrick's Day
--sign naming your state, province, district, etc.
-- welcome to [some other state, not your state] sign.
-- business sign depicting an item they sell or service.
-- flag of any democratic country
-- flock of birds (this takes us back to page 342).

-- the Sun.
-- any woman who is a mother
-- church steeple with a cross on it
-- community bus / short bus
-- retirement home
1/19/22 --a winery.
-- famous person's grave
-- sun just peeking up at dawn
-- Gulf gas station's round sign
1/3/22: -- discarded Christmas tree
-- war monument / memorial
-- Christmas decorations
-- Anything damaged by recent weather (this challenge not completed by deadline).
-- on snow or ice.
12/8/2021 -- a real snowman
-- bandstand / covered outdoor stage for musicians
-- "coffee" sign
-- closed road or bridge (closed due to damage)
--logs or lumber
-- construction crane (not a boom lift).
-- wind sock
11-7-2021 Store with Christmas decorations
-- the moon
-- firewood stand with wood for sale
-- courthouse (repeat)
-- log cabin / log home
-- haunted house
-- baseball diamond
10-28-2021: --Halloween inflatable
-- wishing well
--- radio station antenna tower
-- 12-foot skeleton
-- bank with "first" or "commercial" as part of its name.
-- sports stadium
-- bowling alley
--wrought iron fence or railing
-- scarecrow
-- water tower
-- school bus
-- hardware store
-- store that sells mattresses
-- your bike ON-- not "with"-- a boat, ferry, dock, or anything floating in the water.
-- skate park
-- electric car charging station
-- scary Halloween thing
-- roadside farm products stand (repeat)
-- car-hauling truck and trailer.
-- ambulance
-- pumpkin (this is back on page 319)
9/15/2021 -- bird bath
-- gazing ball (outdoors)
-- lean-to on another building
-- horse
-- train
-- state police or state highway patrol station
-- steel girder bridge
-- Christmas tree farm
-- sunflowers
8/25/2021 -- orchard
-- gate with animal figures
-- gnome
-- tandem bicycle or pedal vehicle
-- totem pole
-- Greek restaurant
-- Massey Ferguson tractor
--handicap width porta-potty / portable toilet/ porta-John
-- public restroom
-- tennis court
-- football or soccer goal
-- dead end sign / other sign expressing same concept
-- near a baseball dugout
-- local non-chain seafood restaurant
-- Boy Scout / Girl Scout camp
-- VBS - vacation bible school sign
-- bobtail tractor without the semi-trailer

6/16/21: -- Ferris wheel
-- helicopter (bonus if flying)
-- roadside farm stand
-- park with sign saying "Lake"
-- big oak tree
-- active military base (is it OK to take pics of these??)
--
fire truck
-- on church property VOID / WITHDRAWN
-- boat on water OR boat on trailer
-- help wanted sign / "now hiring" sign
-- sign showing twisty / curvy road ahead (repeat)
-- at a water park
-- large prison (not completed) (is it really OK to take pics of such a security-sensitive location?)
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auto repair show that is NOT a dealership too.
-- courthouse
-- your bike with a bike of SAME brand and SAME number of cylinders.
-- in a house (!!)
5/14/21: -- with dinosaur statue
-- your bike with a uniformed cop posing on it.
-- a school
-- scenic overlook or road pull-off
-- sign welcoming public to a city, county, state, etc.
-- cemetery
-- sign with at least 5 rules listed.
-- mom & pop chainsaw shop
-- roadside hot dog stand
-- mom and pop ice cream shop
-- house (not a barn or other structure) falling down, abandoned.

April of 2021, page 280 of this thread: -- big dump truck

-- airplane
-- old business that's been operating since your childhood (even if you didn't live nearby back then).
-- building with a bell tower
-- public street clock
-- bicycle shop OR you riding a bicycle.
-- public road that's dirt or gravel
-- tulips or daffodils
-- canoe / kayak livery / rental or storage facility
-- trail head sign
-- Irish pub
-- old covered bridge
-- big natural body of water
-- flowering tree
-- big pothole, so big you would not want to hit it.
-- mythical creature or fantasy / fiction character
-- cow /steer / bull/ heifer
-- church
-- "time and temperature" sign
-- pile of rocks or stones at least 3 feet high
3/2021: -- old house, before WWII, for sale.
-- barber pole CANCELLED / duplicate
-- Drive-thru coffee shop with pretty girl waving from the window.
-- wild animal crossing sign
Page 256, March of 2021: -- Yamaha Seca (isn't that a rule violation? Nonetheless, it was completed.)
-- Low water / high water / water crossing the road sign.
-- baseball field or stadium
-- metal animal statue
-- Roller skating place / roller rink [NOT ice skating]
-- bait shop
-- grain bin, but not a silo.
-- "curve(s) ahead" sign
-- flowers
March 2021: -- tire skid marks
-- golf course
-- Sasquatch statue
-- Railroad caboose
-- industrial smokestack / factory chimney
-- ice skating rink [not roller]
-- barber shop pole
-- sun in background
--- tow truck (this one not completed in time)
-- law enforcement motor vehicle
-- newspaper box / advertising paper self-service box
-- gasoline or petrol tanker truck
-- cell phone tower.

THE END. That covers us back to the beginning of 2021, back to page 243.


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Umm folks, time is running out very quickly on this one, and we have not a flake in sight here!....surely someone must have a place to take a picture of
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I took my Sportsman (snow plow) a mile down the canyon for refueling (before I chain up for the season).

Wind chill tore at my bare face, though I stayed below 20mph.

I don't count this as an answer to the challenge 1: because it is me and 2: because I count twice as many wheels as I was intending.

The traction was good enough I could have handled a bike in it, but my 325-pound Suzuki is in surgery to become a more comfortable height and my 550-pound BMW would make me nervous in these conditions.

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I apologize for making the challenge overly challenging. I did not anticipate this correctly.
 

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I don't think it's too challenging. For most of us it's simply a matter of opportunity. Next week if the snow flies, I'll hand the camera to my wife and have her snap a pic me riding down our street. Easy peasy. IF we get some snow.

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I don't find it too challenging either, it just has not snowed here since you posted it, and I didn't have time for a road trip to Buffalo during the busy season at work.
I could have done "my bike next to a frozen puddle that I had to be careful to stay away from" a few cold mornings though :)
I'll keep looking for an opportunity to get a picture of
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I don't find it too challenging either, it just has not snowed here since you posted it, and I didn't have time for a road trip to Buffalo during the busy season at work.
I could have done "my bike next to a frozen puddle that I had to be careful to stay away from" a few cold mornings though :)
I'll keep looking for an opportunity to get a picture of
Your bike on a trip through the snow
We should’ve probably hit our Canadian friends up on this one back in OCTOBER. 🤣🤣
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