I can confirm as a resident of UK soil, our weather sucks. I can also confirm at 26 years of age, I'm totally a fair weather dude. I used to ride in all weathers before I got my car license, and it wasn't enjoyable at all. Had a fair share of memorable and also forgettable moments in the rain. Made me a better rider though, that's for sure.
Where are you from in the UK Roy? I envy your move to the States, good on you buddy.
Thanks for that mate.
I'm a Shropshire lad, came to the US to see my sister over 13 years ago and just never went back. Since then I have lived in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and now Colorado (for the fourth time
Now we are up in the mountains and as of today snowed in again but all good fun.
I recall as a young biker in Shropshire me and my mates refused to get cars and rode all year round (we were young and foolish). After getting frostbite one winter riding my Bonnie to Wolverhampton I finally succumbed and at the age of 24 finally took my car test. Never really bought a car though just waited for friends and family to take pity on me and give me an old banger for the winter. Good job as all my money went on bikes..
Stay safe Matt, those winter roads in the UK can be treacherous, lost count of the number of times I dropped a bike on ice, snow, slush, oil, gravel, diesel, etc. You get the idea..