Winter is upon us.
Well, us that live in the Northern Hemisphere. For those of us in higher elevations and higher latitudes that means snow is coming soon.
Snow is not so fun on a motorcycle (don’t even think about chaining up).
Thus, as I did last year, I am planning to migrate my bike West for the Winter. This means that shortly Jon shall have 2 bikes at his disposal, though I doubt he will ride mine much, if at all, since he just got his own bike.
What this really means is that I might actually get to ride my bike this winter and who knows, we might actually do a Ride Friday post where both of us are riding. I have yet to actually see his bike in person, so theoretically, there is a chance he just photoshopped all the pictures of it. I’ll let you know what I find out.
Anyway, the trip is likely to take place this weekend, weather permitting (Thursday apparently has a chance for snow…). Because of the season, I will be taking 80 to the bay, rather than the more scenic (and way less bumpy) route. This way, in the unlikely event of weather, I’ll have somewhere to chill for a bit (no pun intended).
Of course, I will be wearing my heaviest motorcycle jacket and pants, which zip together in the back. If it starts to precipitate my gloves have a zippered pocket that pulls out a rain slicker for them, so they at least will be okay. I’ll probably pack a windbreaker to put over my legs as those stay soaked for a good long while when they get wet. It should go without saying that I will of course have my towel with me.
Of course, the way the weather has been acting lately, it’ll probably be 90 degrees out when I head to Jon’s place, but personally, that would be fine by me.