I ride all winter in Pennsylvania and New Jersey if I can, cold I can deal with until it gets downright stupid out but 2 things scare me enough to get me back in the car, snow and black ice.
Black ice is scary, very scary, it will take out a 4 wheel vehicle instantly, with no warning,let alone a 2 wheel. My commute takes me over a couple of small mountains ( ~1200 ft), at times the weather on top of those is different from the bottom, I have no problems riding in 20 degree dry weather but 35 degrees and wet at my house in the morning scares me, that may well be below freezing on the top of the ridge!
Snow is not something I would intentionally ride in, it's just too slippery if your doing anything but going straight ahead. I did get caught twice last year, both time I ended up doing a few miles on somewhat snow covered roads to get home, it was NOT fun, but I was able to make it work, but that was on a small bike that I could muscle around with my feet too, I'm not sure it would go so well with the big one I ride now.
2008 Victory Vision
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