Monday, November 22, 2010

10 Best Things About Motorcycling in the Cold

1. No bugs.
2. Fewer tourists (and no squids) on back roads.
3. Frosty auto windshields provide increased opportunity to practice avoidance maneuvers.
4. Amish buggy "exhaust" is no longer slippery (it is, however, bumpy).
5. No muscle spasms from reaching around to open jacket vents on the fly.
6. Lessened danger of getting caught in your zipper (guys only).
7. Corn is harvested, providing increased sight lines for cornering or Bambi-spotting.
8. Opportunity to assess blood-flow to extremities.
9. Battery Tender?  Don't need no stinkin' Battery Tender!
10. OK, I only came up with 9. Help me out!

12/12/10 addendum: The guys at The Pace Podcast read my list on their podcast today, Episode 56. If you're not already a listener, I highly recommend The Pace -- give 'em a listen!


Anonymous Brock said...

10: You look like a badass.

November 22, 2010 at 2:57:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Fuzzygalore said...

11. You can shake the ice out of your pants cuff right into a glass. INSTANT PARTY!

November 22, 2010 at 4:22:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you pull up on your motorcycle in the dead of winter, the look on the faces of the Bikers who Put Their Bikes Away at the end of summer is PRICELESS.

November 30, 2010 at 7:52:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doug, be sure to check out The Pace Podcast this week. We read your list on the show. :)

December 12, 2010 at 10:13:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Carla said...

10. It's cool to drive in winter!:)

January 7, 2011 at 2:39:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Cynthia said...

I agree with anonymous, the look in their faces are indeed priceless! I actually am not on e of those who put away their bikes at the end of summer. I ride whenever I can even if it's the dark months.

January 12, 2011 at 1:07:00 AM EST  

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