i will have had my new bike for three weeks tomorrow. a suzuki 2005 S83 boulevard. i only have a bit under 400 miles on it. the weather has been awful. it wasn't all that bad yesterday, but since i had the 'sorta decent' weather i had to mow. my two acres was starting to look like cambodia, especially my shootin' range. [i found three japanese that didn't know the war was over.] the weather had been too bad to go outside to catch up on the mowing. it is either cold and windy or cool and very windy. i put in about 130 miles friday and the wind blew so hard i was a bit spooked about it. it is hard to enjoy your ride when you are in fear of being blown off the road. i want to ride to enyoy it, not to prove how tuff and brave i am. right now it is cold and raining. what's the deal with the weather lately? victoria, texas got a foot of snow this past winter. houston got some snow, too. it is snowing now, up in the midwest. we got our first snow in october and we haven't had two decent days in a row all fall, winter and spring. the wintery weather just won't stay away. i keep hearing on the news about freak weather all over the planet. i like doin' stuff outdoors and hate being cooped up inside all the dern time.