I never fold, ride everyday year round. Ice or winds over fifty and hard rain are the only weather events that keep me off two wheels, I suit up for cold which max here is typically not worse than 15 degrees below zero wind chill...so definitely not what you guys in the frozen states face and endure. Snow used to keep me in but now the fat tire pug ugly electric is available on snow days. I like to build but love to ride! Rick C.