It was a bit nerve-wracking, driving in nasty snow conditions north of Loveland, CO while trailering Scarlett up to Randy but no incidents and I left her by the shop:
A lot of Colorado, to include the Metro Denver area, was under a Winter Storm Warning since late yesterday:
So I was glad that I'd obtained a spare sidecar rig last year, Fiona was ready and willing this morning when I went out for a lunch time ride. Temperatures ranged from 2-4℉ to (-15-16℃) and things were quite brisk!
Fiona doesn't have heated grips but I mounted the "emergency" wrap-around heated grips and along with grip covers, it was endurable for the most part. Some tweaking to be done with these heat pads that roll around the grips, they tend to move and jam the throttle with the power wires.....
Made this one look monochromatic, the pixlr "auto fix" function was
having "issues" getting it right.
Above and below pics shot with recently acquired wide angle lens adapter.
My fingertips were quite cold as I rode home, to the point of painful. I'd removed the grip covers you see to figure out why I wasn't able to roll on throttle. The heated grip pad had "rolled" and jammed up the grip you see....so I adjusted it, left the grip covers off to keep an eye on it and hence froze my fingers on the way home. Sigh.
Temperatures had soared into the low teens by the time I made it home, it's supposed to be clear skies tomorrow, hopefully the snow will stick around for more pics then.
Update: January 6, 2017: Skies are clear, the sun is out and temperatures have soared into the 20s!