Coupled with the fact that the roads are very well salted for extended periods of time this means I’m reluctant to take my expensive BMW R1200GS out & expose it to ice, snow & salt corrosion.
A heavy motorcycle can also be a bit of a handful on snow & icy roads.
This winter I acquired a much smaller second ‘bike, a second hand BMW F650GS, a lightweight single cylinder motorcycle which I would rather ride in winter conditions than not ride at all.
So, today I’m off for a decent circuit of Dumfries & Galloway, to the south & west of Edinburgh.
It was rather frosty when I left Edinburgh but nice and sunny so I headed up Calton Hill to get some photos before leaving town.
With decent motorcycle clothing & thermal underwear it’s fairly easy to keep warm, even on the coldest of days.
This was a really good, fun day out in the middle of winter.