This photograph is from a snow storm ride last March. Strangely, I enjoyed the challenge of it. And importantly, I wasn’t cold. But things change.
And it’s affecting my winter riding.
The scooter is willing but the rider is weak. Riding a Vespa scooter in winter isn’t rocket science. It’s just a matter of configuring the machine in a way to help accommodate the cold. Could mean a windscreen, Termoscud apron, winter tires, heated grips or any of a wide range to tricks and solutions to address the special circumstances encountered when you ride a Vespa scooter in winter.
Or a motorcycle or any other device or machine that exposes you to the elements.
That’s the easy part. I know how to do those things. And I have a pretty good handle on the mental stuff as well. All the subtle and not so subtle adjustments you have to make to your riding style. Or techniques you develop to deal with unexpected or sudden encounters with snow or ice.
Check. I’m good with that stuff.
But there’s one last thing that’s just killing me. I can’t get warm.Continue Reading