Here we are in February already, with groundhog day and the Month for Romance. Please Don't forget your special other half on Valentine's day this year.
February 2nd is groundhog day, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. We have definitely qualified for winter this year with the recent snowfall, but thankfully temperatures creeped back up as they typically do and we hope that February will allow for some riding!
Anyway, Spring is not that far off, but we still need to deal with varied weather conditions for now. If you are out riding on those warm days, don't forget there can still be snow, ice, gravel and who knows what, lurking around each of those corners. A nice ride on a cold day with leafless trees provides a whole different experience in the winter. So plug in those Gerbing Electrics and turn up the heat for a little winter riding fun....what? No Electric liners? What better gift for Valentine's day that says I love you :-)
Don't forget that our gatherings in the winter do not necessarily mean if it is too cold, wet, or you have your bike winterized that you still can't come out in the cage and socialize with your friends. Those kind of gatherings actually give us a better chance to get to know each other and share some stories. Of course if weather is good, and you have your bike ready, we still get to chat then ride. So try and stop by a gathering either way if you can. We always love to see a nice group of friendly faces at each one.
Happy Groundhog Day, Valentine's day and be safe on those roads!