[OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....

Dave Weese northernvfrdave at gmail.com
Fri May 31 19:19:44 EDT 2019


Yup, my speedo is out a long ways the faster you go.

140km/h speedo =132km/h GPS
129km/h =120km/h GPS
100km/h = 92km/h

I've been told they do this purposely so you think you are going faster
then you really are for safety reason.

Dave Weese

On Fri, May 31, 2019, 7:15 PM justin sasso, <justin_sasso at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> I also rode in for the first time this year. I was kind of nervous with
> the grooved concrete on the 407, but the bike handled it well.
>
> I've hit grooved asphalt on the 427, and that was no fun.
>
> Anyone have issues with their speedometer being off. I looked down a
> couple times, while in a line of cars, and noticed that I was doing an
> indicated 150-160. Usually traffic moves around the 130-140 mark.
> ------------------------------
> *From:* OntVFR <ontvfr-bounces at vfr.on.ca> on behalf of Andrew Carlyle <
> carlyle.andrew at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* May 31, 2019 12:55 PM
> *To:* The Ontario VFR Club mailing list.
> *Subject:* Re: [OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....
>
> I don’t like grooved pavement either. Tires can make a bit of difference
> there. Also some bikes seem better than others. Still don’t like it.
>
> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 1:40 PM Peter Chang <pchang.1972 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Do not like grooved pavement... Did it once on the 401, I thought I was
> going to die.
>
> On Fri., May 31, 2019, 12:01 p.m. Dave Weese, <northernvfrdave at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Rode to work Thursday for the first time this year. 90min run each way..
> trip in was not that nice. Trip home was great. However with all the 401
> construction going on in Whitby and Bowmanville. This will most likely be
> the only ride to work for a while. Groved pavement, and concrete walls on
> each side of the highway. Really limits your escape routes.
>
> Dave Weese
>
> On Fri, May 31, 2019, 10:17 AM Robyn Landers, <rblanders at uwaterloo.ca>
> wrote:
>
> Hey, I rode to work today too!  But only about half an hour ago so I didn'
> t need to
> bundle up as much as you did.  I'd much rather be a little chilly in the
> mid-morning
> when there's less traffic than be too hot in the afternoon when it's slow
> going.
>
> Left the Aerostich at home and wore my now-vintage simple leather biker
> jacket
> that I bought at The Old Mill in Wingham in probably like 1983 or
> something.
>
>
> Robyn
> '93 VFR "Snow White"
> ________________________________________
> From: OntVFR [ontvfr-bounces at vfr.on.ca] on behalf of Peter Chang [
> pchang.1972 at gmail.com]
> Sent: May 31, 2019 10:10 AM
> To: The Ontario VFR Club mailing list
> Subject: [OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....
>
> ...
> not marital sex
>
> ----
> rode into work last week and this week.
>
> ----
> on the infrequent dry days, if there's no morning pea soup fog, it's
> almost perfect to ride in....  However the temperature difference between
> the morning commute and the evening commute  can be 10-15C....
>
> QUESTION: would you rather be a little chilly in the morning  or too hot
> in the afternoon...  My commute is 30 or 55 minutes depending on which
> location I'm at....
>
> THis morning,  I rode in with my perforated leather jacket, with a heated
> vest underneath on high, grip warmers on, and dragging jean pants...  Was
> just a touch nippy at 8-9C on the display...  Without the heated vest  this
> afternoon should be perfect for the ride home....
>
> Peter
> 2000 Green VFR - just over 65K km
>
>
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