Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Fall in New England
There has been a nip in the air for a while. 43 degrees with bright sun this morning, it brings thoughts of...heated gloves. Heck, I could have used heated gloves for the ride in the car! For some time now, my hands have been the week point in my cold weather riding ensemble. It's hard to say why I have balked at the idea of going with electric gloves? I guess there is a part of me that likes to stay low tech. But I think I'll be calling around to see if Max or Moto Market is well stocked on Gerbing gloves.
No, this is not me...I would never be dragging my feet like that!
Lisa and I were back in Maine this weekend, enjoying a nice visit and a little bit of foliage...and a lot of shopping. Portland, Maine has a lot in common with Portsmouth, NH when it comes to puttering around downtown, except Portland is much bigger...and has that pesky sales tax thing!
As the temps dip, the questions increase "when do you put your bike away?". Ummm, every night? I'm trying to be gracious and educate people that just because it's not t-shirt and jeans weather, motorcycling is not over with. A little of the right gear and you can ride 'till the snow flies. And for a few of us, that is no reason to put the bike away either. And speaking of cold weather riding, Cliff has a nice review in this month's BMW ON, for a battery powered vest to keep you warm.
Hope you had a fun weekend too!