Featured Rideout One Day Ride Through Austria And Back Again

Discussion in 'Rideouts, Trackdays, Touring & Spotted' started by Markus, Apr 28, 2023.

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  1. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème

    Oct 28, 2020
    #1 Markus, Apr 28, 2023
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2023
    Today I had a long day. At 04:15 I started my Honda and rode 340 km to Salzburg for some business duties. The temperature at home started with 5 degrees Celsius. After 20 km it went down to 1 degree because I had to cross a valley of the pre Alps. Afterwards it rose up to 11 degrees when I arrived in the city of Salzburg.
    The way home at 14:30 had some more highlights.:p
    Hard rain washed me for the first 280 km over the highway. The last 70 kilometers I tried to get dry again. It was a real test of my bike gear. The last 5 years I tried uncountable amounts of waterproof gloves, but none of them lasted for more then one hour at really wet conditions. Therefore I bought a pair of oversize latex gloves last weekend and tested them today. They kept me dry during my more then 3 hours ride home. :)
    At 17:30 I reached my home again. Nearly dry. Meanwhile I had a cup of tee and a glass of Single Malt to refresh.:p
    My bike now looks like an offroad bike, but I will clean it tomorrow again.;)

    My latex gloves

    The today's trip-infos

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  2. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

    Aug 8, 2018
    New Zealand
    #2 Dartplayer, Apr 30, 2023
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2023
    Big ride in trying temperatures and conditions :cold_sweat:. Had tingling fingers yesterday in higher temps, and bike was splashed after 2 hours polishing, so feel for you :cool:
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  3. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!

    Dec 3, 2018
    Tucson Arizona
    Clever and functional idea, @Markus! Maybe I'll throw a pair of these in my saddlebag. Even though we're heading in to the sky high temperatures of summer, t's good to be prepared for (most) every eventuality/
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