Cold weather doesn’t start in Richmond, VA until January and is usually over by the end of February. That’s not a season, that’s cold snap. So scooting here is mostly a matter of bundling up and staying warm. My prep consisted of purchasing a new riding suit.It is a First Gear one-piece, medium weight, lined and has reflective material sewn into the suit. It is large enough to step into and to fits over any of my other riding gear, without feeling like a wet suit. You know, the kind that you have to peel off? If you order one, be careful not to go too large, they are big.
The new and old bike both appreciate a little winterizing with Sta-bil. The treatment is good for running in cold damp weather and if you are going to store your scoot for any length of time as it keeps adatives in the fuel from detriorating and removes water that might get into the tank through condensation.
For other other old weather riding suggestions I am going to suggest a David Westman post at the SQREAM scooter Club. David rides his scooter all winter long and is the founder of the Denver SQREAM (Scooter Queers Riding Everywhere and More). He writes about about clothing, scooter maintanance and riding/road conditions.
This Weeks Webpicks
- The Houston Scooter Battalion, still scooting in the sun and enjoying the brewskis
- SoCal Scooter Blog showing off the Ruckus Cheesecake calender shoot