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Zero Run: 20 degrees, 19 mph winds, 16 brave bikers

by on January 25, 2014
in Events

Big Barn Harley Davidson here in Des Moines hosted its annual Zero Run today – one mile to ride for every degree of temperature. Sixteen riders took part, who are either really hardy or really idiotic, depending I suppose on your perspective…  I’m going with “hardy.”

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Big Barn hosts this ride every year and sometimes it’s cancelled due to road conditions. But this year main roads are decent – it’s just COLD – so off they went. We did go to the Barn today but with Kitten hiding in the garage behind the snow blower and our driveway covered in snow and ice, we simply couldn’t get there on the bikes. So we drove (yeah, I know, wusses…) but did manage to partake in and enjoy the Chili Feed and did a little browsing on the sales floor.

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It was nice to do something bike-related even if it was just a little lunch and retail therapy. You can see the entire photo album over on the Big Barn Facebook Page.

Looking forward to the motorcycle swap meet in a couple weeks!

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    2 Responses to “Zero Run: 20 degrees, 19 mph winds, 16 brave bikers”
    1. KathyW says:

      BRRRR! But sounds like fun!

      I guess I’m being punished for bragging about being able to ride year ’round… It’s been very cold here in south Mississippi. We never got above 34 yesterday and had “wintry mix” (mostly sleet) falling all day–lots of wrecks. Although it’s less damaging to your vehicle than salt, they spread tons of sand on our bridges… now it’s all piled up and is a different kind of hazard! I’m still riding every day that I can, but for the next few days, I’ll be hesitant unless they scrape the sand off the roads. We’ve been promised more crappy weather next week. I despise winter!

    2. Corn Dog says:

      Kathy – you’re quite wise to avoid that sand… you can find yourself on the ground pretty quick if you have to brake or – God forbid – round a corner in that stuff. I was actually sort of surprised they didn’t cancel the Zero Run today. It wasn’t snowing or sleeting, but there are still residual chemicals and patches of snow and ice on the streets. I’d love to be able to say I did this ride, but I really don’t seem to have the intestinal fortitude! LOL

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