Writing about riding a scooter or motorcycle in the winter is one thing. Showing it in video gives a more visceral experience. On this particular morning I planned to ride despite sub-zero temperatures. On a sunny day, despite the cold, it’s not so bad. Have a look at this scooter video and imagine what a decision to ride the Vespa in the winter might look like…
Riding in cold weather isn’t for everyone and should be approached cautiously. When asked I always tell people don’t do it, especially if you’re impatient or if you don’t think you can radically change your riding style.
Often it’s best to just stay at home.
Generally speaking — I advise against riding in the snow. It requires so many changes in behavior, technique and mindset that most riders I’ve met just aren’t willing to make.