Oh man, you missed the warm weather up here by 1 week. But the excitment of the new bike will keep you warm for a few miles.
Get layers chaps or insulated underware. Leather jacket, helmet with bubble shield and very warm gloves. A ski mask (balaklava) will getyou those extra miles comfortably.
We had a warm winter last year and it was my first year back in the saddle so I was fortunate enough to ride more than expected.
Enjoy these first few months as they are special, (but they're almost all good).
Even riding in the rain (for less than an hour) can be fun (get a rain suit and saddle bags)
welcome to the group from the souther tip of Lake Mich
That was me 40 years ago
My how times have changed
I think therefore I am (Cogito Ergo Sum) Descartes
I ride therefore I am (Veho Ergo Sum) JPR
65 Italian scooter
66 305 Rice burner; NO PROBLEMS
67 650 English Bike; MAJOR PROBLEMS
1968/XLCH - lots of mods; loved it for 11 years; NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS
2012 Heritage 103 Rush 2.0 pipes MAMBO #5
bought all brand new except scooter
There's a picture of the sportster after all the mods in my images file.