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    Last Ride of the Year?

    Usually right about this time, sadly. How late to do you (U.S.) guys ride who aren't in FL?


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    its called a wetsuit and keep riding till ice forms mr softy
    Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
    Hi: 16 C
    Lo: 12 C
    Hi: 17 C
    Lo: 13 C
    Hi: 22 C
    Lo: 15 C
    Hi: 22 C
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    Hi: 23 C
    Lo: 14 C
    Hi: 26 C
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    what stops you from riding in these conditions ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirbreaksalot View Post
    its called a wetsuit and keep riding till ice forms mr softy
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    I guess I am a Mr. Softeee too then.

    Everybody thinks it's summer all year long in Florida. It gets cold in Florida as well.

    I usually wait till the water temp reaches 80*F (+/- 2*F) for my Launch date (That"s ~ 27*C for you Mates) - which is generally early April, and then I put my ski away around late October or early November.

    The water temp gets cold in December - here's some "snippage" from December 2010 (51*F = 10*C)

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    Certainly a good way to get sick, by getting wet with 50* water and then blow-drying yourself dry with 50*F air.
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    Here's some "snippage" from June 2010 - certainly the other extreme (90*F = 32*C)

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    Jet-Ski'ing is supposed to be fun

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    Get a wet suit. You dont feel the cold at all.

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    Don't get a wet suit, get a dry suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooling View Post
    I guess I am a Mr. Softeee too then.

    Everybody thinks it's summer all year long in Florida. It gets cold in Florida as well.

    I usually wait till the water temp reaches 80*F (+/- 2*F) for my Launch date (That"s ~ 27*C for you Mates) - which is generally early April, and then I put my ski away around late October or early November.
    That's a bit soft, Ed 70 degree water temps are just fine by me, quite refreshing once you get used to it. 60 may be a bit cold - not a huge fan of wet suits, part of the freedom for me is (rec) riding with as little as possible and better yet with an attractive female behind (or in front). Not a fan of safety vests either, should be personal choice.

    For racing wet suits, vests, helmets, etc are of course required and everyone should wear them

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    last ride of the year isn't always dependent on the water temp, just the date. Might be 31 Dec as long as the water isn't frozen! We drysuit all year since water temps rarely get much over 48F. If I go down south to ride and don't need a drysuit it feels like riding naked.

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    As long as the air temp is at least 70* I will go, don't care about the water temp, I don't get wet. October is usually the end, as I winterize by the end of October. This year I have already started winterizing, I am getting the snowmobiles ready for winter now.

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    There are maybe 10 days a year I won't ride...

    That's when jack frost hits and the temps don't go above 60* f.

    Gotta love FLORIDA!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcr100098 View Post
    70 degree water temps are just fine by me, quite refreshing once you get used to it
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    I concur when the air temp is > 85*F

    I do remember years ago Jet-Ski'ing in Lake Erie with an old friend from the University there and the H2O Temp was 69*F. It was cold at first, yet after you got used to it - quite refreshing. The water was quite "pristine" - clean and clear as I remember.

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