Re: Winter Riding
I live near the Canadian border.
They lay salt and gravel on the road here. People usually have motor bike accidents when they drive too fast on salted roads, which are full of gravel. Cornering or stopping too fast means that you get to pick pieces of gravel from your bloody, inflamed "road rash" hands. This can happen on ice too.
If you enjoy laying your bike down, come up here and drive during the winter time. Just make sure that your health insurance coverage is good.
Some people are doing it anyways. To me, it's not worth it.
That's my two-bits worth.