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Winter with the roof open?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by machinehead, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. machinehead

    machinehead Copenworld Pioneer

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    It's starting to feel a bit nippy today and I can feel the difference in temperature levels with the roof open.

    Having been a biker I intend to have the roof open on the Copen as much as possible through the winter. I reckon it'll be warmer than on the bike.

    Does anyone else drive during the winter with the roof open? (Only when it's dry of course!!!)

    M.
     
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  2. Pikachu

    Pikachu Copenworld Pioneer

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    Oh, goodness, yes!!

    It's lovely on a cold, clear, bright winter's day, with the heater warming the little bubble of air the wind deflectors keep inside the car.

    You do need a special hat, though. Mine's a white fleece one with a cow's head on the front in black and ears and horns sticking out at the sides.

    What??!
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Copenworld Newbie

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    I'm planning on spending as much time as possible with the top down.

    I don't think I'll be wearing a cow on my head though. That must be quite a sight! :p
     
  4. Pikachu

    Pikachu Copenworld Pioneer

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    What, you wouldn't want to wear a piece of sartorial elegance such as...

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    ...this? (this is the exact same hat, by the way)

    *sigh* What is the world coming to? Nobody has any taste any more. Just imagine that in the Yellow Peril with the top down, the ears flapping in the wind...

    And I can't imagine why the shop where I bought it only had them in children's sizes. :think:
     
  5. Tringhenge

    Tringhenge Copenworld Pioneer

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    Yup, I always do. The Copen is much more winterproof than my old Spitfire...the heater works and it has heated seats . Luxury. I think the record was roof down at -7 last year :)

    As it gets colder the thicker coat comes out, gloves, one of those Arab Scarves is great too as it can be wrapped around face/neck/ears as required. Don't wear a wooly hat, but always a baseball cap winter/summer cos I have very long hair. A Buff is also useful, google "buff" to find them :)
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Copenworld Newbie

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    Errrr......yes....now I'm tempted :rolleyes:

    I bet that attracts attention :D
     
  7. Pikachu

    Pikachu Copenworld Pioneer

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    Er - yes. :eek:
     
  8. machinehead

    machinehead Copenworld Pioneer

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    I had a great drive today in the autumn sun. A little bit more chilly than summer but very enjoyable.

    We went right along the coast, had a walk and ate a few of the remaining blackberries.

    M.
     
  9. Pikachu

    Pikachu Copenworld Pioneer

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    Sounds lovely! :)

    We were out and about on the Harley - it's a tough decision sometimes...
     
  10. shiftyhowe

    shiftyhowe Copenworld Newbie

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    It's been great the past week in the mornings, finishing work about 6am clear sky with a bright old moon brighening things up... great drive home even if it is around 2C-3C.
     
  11. Jiji

    Jiji Copenworld Newbie

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    I still have the top down when weather is dry. And I wear 2 hats one is grey with cat ears and one that is purple with a massive cheshire cat smile on and ears. Hehe. I do get some funny looks
     
  12. Pikachu

    Pikachu Copenworld Pioneer

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    Good for you! You sound as though you'll fit in very nicely...

    We ought to have a winter meet, and hope for a nice sunny day so we can all have our tops down and our hats akimbo!
     
  13. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    The pair of you heading down the road in convoy...now that would be an interesting sight! :D
     
  14. machinehead

    machinehead Copenworld Pioneer

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    I had a very nice drive on Saturday but, sadly, no open top action. Too wet and windy.

    Still enjoyed the drive though.:D

    M.
     
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