The forecast had been for snow and the weather guessers were right! I walked out of the data center, job done, and found Valencia waiting for me, covered in snow:
Warming up Valencia
The ride home was in windy conditions which drove snow into me as I motored along. Valencia ran smoothly and strongly through the light early morning traffic. The snow was falling so heavily it reminded me of that screensaver provided with Windows computers: Starfield. It was as if I was flying through the dark of space, with thousands of specks of light coming at me, lit by my headlight. Quite nice actually, though a bit of a view obscuration factor.
Every now and then, a couple of wipes by my gloved hands across the visor ensure I could see what I could of the path ahead. My heated grips were on high, and the rest of my riding gear kept me warm and mostly dry.
I really have to recover the leg guards from Yoshie, my Suzuki V-Strom Sidecar Rig, who is still awaiting repairs at the dealer. Snow coated my shins as you can see below and caused some leakage into my boots:
A little blurry but you get the idea....
So, got home with no issues. I present to you Valencia....aka creamsicle: