Monday, February 20, 2012
So far, the winter of 2011-2012 has been a mild one. A couple of light snow events here and there, and enough cold weather to let you know that it really was winter, but for most, it has been unseasonable warm. Yet there are still reminders that it is still winter after all: morning frost on the ground, no leaves on the trees, and lots of brown grass or perhaps a better way to put it, an absence of green. As we make our way through February it is unavoidable to begin thinking about spring! Spring training baseball has begun in Florida and Arizona, and that always gets people talking about spring break, warmer weather, golf, beaches and yes, even motorcycle riding. For the motorcyclist, winter is the worst season of the year. Too cold to ride for most, except the hardiest of souls, and even if one does venture out for a ride on a rare mild day, you still need to bundle up to avoid being chilled to the bone. No one knows the real meaning of wind chill factors more than motorcyclists! Yes, as enjoyable as it might be to take a ride on a warm 55 to 60 degree day, it still doesn't compare to a 75 to 85 degree day. So come on spring, get a move on! Let the grass begin growing again and the leaves and flowers can start budding. There are folks who want to hit the road on their bikes and smell the fresh air. Let's ride!