I'm not sure why this winter feels so long, especially since I was able to get out riding three different days in December. Maybe because those rides were over two months ago I am feeling like motorcycling is just something from my past. But yesterday it was in the mid 40's, and today its predicted to hit 51 degrees this afternoon. So yesterday I uncovered the Goldwing, pulled the rags out of the pipes, unhooked the Battery Tender, and went through my personal least favorite chore of laying down on the ground to check and add air to the tires. The roads may still be salt covered, but hopefully I won't encounter any icy spots in the shade. I feel like a school kid on the last day of school! I just need to wait a few hours for the temps to at least get into the 40's and then it will be off for a ride.