Two or three days in December I was able to get out riding, and winter didn't seem so bad. But its been about 6 weeks since I last rode, and locally the roads are not suitable for two wheel riding. Spring looks awfully far away. With three of my five grown kids living within an hour of us, along with 8 of my 12 grandkids, my wife won't even talk about selling the house and moving to a more civilized climate, and after 53 years with her its too much of a habit to break and go without her! In two weeks there is the Chicago motorcycle show, so that will be my big mid-winter jolt of something related to riding. I hope to pick up a nice set of chaps at the show, and maybe another jacket. Snow sucks.