Hoping for sun as (for work) I can be of a fair-weather rider... get to exercise the new clutch and show off my new front/rear turnsignals (thanks [MENTION=19634]Ohendo[/MENTION] and [MENTION=15974]FinalImpact[/MENTION]!)
Funny. It's been ride to work everyday for me since the beginning of May.
But the majority of other bikers around my workplace are weather-sassy. Today happens to be a 'riding' day since the sun is out and temp. is over 20C.
Then again I use a foldable bicycle and two trains to get to work during off-season so riding the FZ is often a luxury compared to that even if weather is not ideal. :thumbup:
Somewhat abashed to say, I'm a fair-weather rider. Part of that is b/c I can (it's 15 mins to work, whether in car or on bike), part of that is b/c I'm lazy (e.g. I have a rainsuit but have yet to actually use it). To be fair, I don't golf in the rain either (once the grips get wet and I can't hold on to them, forget it - have seen to many flying clubs). So kudos to those of you who ride in any/all weather conditions. For the rest of us, we can show solidarity with you on the 19th.
Sidenote - my building parking lot has my FZ6, a Triumph Street Triple, a Honda Valkyrie, and an older Moto Guzzi California. Slim pickings really (all but the Guzzi work in the same company).
Here in Australia, we are not part of the International Ride To Work program, (god knows why not)
But it has spurred discussion about us starting some sort of National day, probably in April or October/November on the cusp of Winter/Summer to try and get as many of us from North to South participating. https://motorbikewriter.com/call-national-ride-work-day/
While I wont be part of this years event, I'll be thinking of you all and I WILL BE riding to work 'coz thats my everyday- rain or shine!
To be honest I am not that bothered by weather because I do not get on the bike without the full gear which includes reasonably water resistant MC pants/jacket, track boots and gloves. So when fully dressed a few drops of rain is no biggie although of course it is way more enjoyable to ride in sunshine and over >20C temps.
One advantage of riding in all weathers is that on nice days you really appreciate the ride.