Winter riding holds different meanings for different riders. For some it is the epitome of idiocy and others the cold reality of daily transportation. I’ve ridden my Vespa through several winters and have refined my own limits and sensibilities in a range of cold-weather conditions.
I’ve compiled stories and pictures posted over the past couple years for anyone interested in venturing out in the cold on two wheels. It may not be for everyone but with a few modifications to gear and riding habits you may find that you can extend your riding season. You may even find an unexpected enjoyment.
Feel free to post questions if you have them. If I can’t answer them directly someone else may or I can point you in the right direction for an answer.
Error in Judgment
Making a questionable choice in riding home from work.
Decision Time: Snow is Falling
Struggling to decide if it is safe to ride home from work.
11 Degree Fahrenheit Commute
The routine of riding to work in really cold weather.
Just Another Ride to Work
When the weather changes unexpectedly and you need to ride home.
Watch for Ice
Adjusting mentally for cold weather challenges.
Bringing Home the Christmas Tree
A holiday tradition of bringing home the Christmas tree on the back of a Vespa GTS.
Hauling a Christmas Tree by Vespa
The first Christmas tree brought home on my Vespa LX150.
Only Idiots Ride in the Snow
Deciding what your winter riding limits should be.