The older I get, the faster I was.
I don't think the end is near, at least in our time Uwe, for me I'll just take advantage of the extended riding season. I live near a place called Point Pelee which is the southern most part of Canada right on lake Erie, I will keep an eye on the water levels and let u know, if u don't hear from me again, head for the high ground. lol
Oh, and by the way, isn't Pelee Island the southern most part of Canada?
It may seem strange that I don`t winterize but consider my point of veiw. My bike is an `04 FJR with over 100,000 on the clock and this year for the princely sum of $79 I replaced the battery for the first time. Normally I would just get some heat into the garage and fire her up and if I had to get a charge into the battery before it would start then so be it. I`m anal about oil changes, every 4000klm, and always use full synthetic so I figure that standing around for Three months or so isn`t going to hurt the bikes oily bits.
For all this neglect I can always count on getting one or two sunny winter afternoon rides in while the rest of the world is winterized.
I once rode from BC to Ontario on a Honda VTR in continuous rain and I`ll tell you this, it was a long slog. I should have sat it out at a motel for a couple of days but no not me I just kept plodding on untill I got home.
I mention this because even though the weather was foul on that ride it could have been a whole lot worse and I`m thinking that sooner or later someone somewhere is going to ride into a real nasty situation. How would you cope with golfball size hail out on the Canadian Prairie or in the US Mid West with a tornado bearing down.