I know what you guys living in the snowbelt are thinking: Yeah, yeah, welcome to my world. We don’t ride for months out of the year so stop complaining. You’re right: I’ve lived there, too, and it’s different. You winterize the bike after the first serious snowfall and hunker down until spring. For me, the big difference was possibility. When the weather precludes riding, it just does—there’s nothing you can do about it. But when it’s sunny and 70, and you’re the limitation…well, that’s harder.