Here in Ohio, February usually means 25 degrees outside and half a foot of snow on the ground. Even on warmer days, I rarely venture out on the the WR250X because the roads are covered with a nasty coating of salt. This week was different though and we had some 40 and 50 degree days, plus a recent rain storm had washed most of the salt away. I couldn't resist getting the X out for a few rides. While others were carving the ski slopes (see photo above), I was out carving up the back roads. Spring cannot get here soon enough!
A few of my favorite twisty roads were still closed for the winter (photo above left), but I still had a blast. On my shopping list for next year is some heated riding gear.... after riding about an hour in 45-50 degree weather, I'm usually freezing my a$$ off and need to stop occasionally to warm up.