Nice weather here today... sadly still about 6 inches of hard pack snow on the driveway (and it's ~200 yards long) plus roads are coated in salt... so no motorcycle until later in March, or early April for me!
Rode for the first time in 2015 yesterday. After what felt like months of super low temps we had sunshine and 46*F so the bike came out of the garage and I went out for a nice roll through my favorite local loop. Snow still on the ground and roads wet with streams of it melting off -- thought I might finally feel traction control kick in but the tires handled it just fine.
The bike sounded louder than I remembered. It was really growly and exciting. Probably just me being hypersensitive.
But still a good 2" of icy slush on the shaded part of my driveway -- which just happens to be the 20 or so feet right against the garage.
Could possibly get it out this weekend if we get a few more days like this; but the roads are now all mud puddles because of all the melting and the sand and salt they've thrown down over the 8,000 snow storms we've had this winter. We haven't just gotten near record snowfall, it's come in a lot of different storms, all plowable, and all needing their own truckloads of sand and salt. It would really be a messy and dangerous ride right now, so it's probably going to be a few mores weeks for me. And then all that mud turns to sand when the puddles are gone, just adding more to the not-fun-ness of the prospect of riding. I will get out there ...
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