2021 CanAm Spyder RT
We're not quite there yet, but today when I went out for about a two hour ride on one of my favorite roads in the area, despite the relatively mild weather (48 degrees) and bright sun, with dry roads and no salt or sand yet, I saw only two bikes in the 100 mile ride. By the time I got home I'll admit that despite heavy gloves and the electric grips set on Max, my hands felt cold. So while I may get to ride a bit more before we have real snow, I think the end of the season is well within sight. It appears that many or most around here have already quit for the year, otherwise why only two bikes on a sunny Sunday from noon to 2 PM? At my age I know that I probably don't have too many riding seasons left in me, so having to take a winter break of 4 months or so really bothers me, but the reality is that I am probably not moving from this house in the foreseeable future. The one positive aspect of putting the bike away for the winter is that super excitement when Spring arrives and I can take the bike out for that first crisp ride. At 75 years old there's not much anymore that gets me really feeling as excited as a kid on Christmas morning, but this is one of those things. The other excitement each Spring now is the testing of myself to see if I am still up to managing a 900 pound plus bike. So far so good, but one of these days it will be time to get triked, or buy a much lighter bike.