Surviving the Winter Months

Surviving the Winter Months

For many of us, we’re in the thick of winter weather. Matter of fact, as I write this, we are in the midst of the second of three Pacific storms headed our way this week. Earlier this afternoon there was a hailstorm followed by flashes of lightning and claps of rumbling, rolling thunder that shook our building. Obviously, for us living in southern California, that is a rarity. Of course, some of you are either blessed with temperate weather through the winter months or continue to ride regardless. For the rest of us, we’ve had to store away our Wings until Spring. Ok, not here in California, but you get the picture.

Not too long ago we posted an article on how to prepare your Goldwing for this time of year. You can read it here. But what about you, the rider? What do you do now that your ride is hibernating? How do you spend the hours that you would normally be out there on the road? Do you plan your next big road trip? Do you jump on the forums with your fellow riders and swap stories or discuss technical questions? Maybe you visit WingStuff and look for all the items you want for next riding season? Or perhaps it’s something else entirely. Whatever it is, let us know how you cope during the winter months and let’s commiserate in the comments below!

Road Trip Preppers

Road Trip Preppers

Ah, the open road…

There is nothing else like it, really. Just you, your Wing and possibly a co-rider. Or maybe you prefer to experience the adventure and make memories with your riding buddies. Either way, every long-distance trip requires some forethought. Although it sounds appealing in theory to simply hop on your bike and hit the road, we all know that a successful venture begins with a bit of proper planning. Now, we could list what we think is the best way to go about gearing up for your ride, but we want to hear from you, the experts! What are your rituals or traditions when preparing and strategizing for your next trip? What are your essential “must haves” that you won’t leave home without (i.e. first aid kit, snacks, or tire repair kit)? Let us know in the comments below!

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