Rode to work today. First time this season. 39 deg this morning, cold but not unbearable. Love the fairing on this thing. My riding buddy, who rides a softtail, won't consider riding until it's at least 60. I didn't understand this until I realized he doesn't have a fairing or a windshield so I do understand now. Too bad, he's losing out on riding and whining about it, too. The best part is riding home, it'll be about 55. I'm going to explore a new route, one which has much less traffic and goes through rural areas. I already avoid the freeway, which is notorious for having mattresses, fridges, lumber, etc. strewn about. And the other route I take is just getting too crowded as people avoid the freeway for reasons already mentioned.
There was a biker who died here because he hit a mattress lying on the freeway :wtf: - it was dark and didn't have time to avoid it. So the other route may be my new one. It will take longer but I'm on a bike so I don't see a problem. Plus I have an hour lunch so a short ride may be in order.