dec 5,it was a dark and cold day with flurries. the roads appear dry but slick i imagine. it was the day i dreaded all season, hibernation day! i took the bike around the block and to the gas station for its final trip. its funny how people look at you like your nuts. old people shun you for just being a kid on a bike while everyone else tells you to watch the roads and ask;"arnt you cold?" "well no shit!"; i think quietly to myself. i was bundled up in icon gear from head to toe w a heavy layer of thermo's on. even though the thermometer read 30 w wind chill it obviously feels bellow zero when goin over 60mph. but with my ride nearing an end and the store n lock storage facility just around the corner i wasnt about to lose my focus on the climate and the handling of my 6. but loe n behold at my final turn just a block from my unit, the rear tire slides. i quickly straighten the bike out, throwing it up right and with the gentle squeeze of my right hand the bike slows from 40-0. damn! i amost dropped it!!! the closest ive been to all season. i had this one coming. its fuckin dec 5 in new jersey and this is what i get. so how long did you procrastinate before you put your bike to rest for the winter?