As the temperature gauge dips down to–40, winter has set in. The freedom of rolling our motorcycle on our favourite section of road is now a distant memory. Some of us are fortunate enough to slip away to the warmer climate, riding the highways and byways of the southern states or following exotic roads down through Central and South America. Those of us that are not so lucky; we have found other ways to cope with the chill of the winter months. For some winter is a time for building and rebuilding. Winter is the time to finally replace that worn out clutch or to sort out that electrical problem that left them stranded on the side of the road one too many times. Others pour over countless catalogs to find that one special part to set their bike apart from the cookie cutter crowd. Everyday of winter can be Christmas for these riders as the trucks bring new tanks and fenders, paint and chrome, doodads and widgets. For others it is a time to map out the next riding season. They are deciding what runs they can make, which will have to wait. It is a time to plan out events and charity runs. Yet others are crossing days off of a calendar counting down to the build date of they’re hard earned toy. Winter can be just as exciting as summer. Now if you’ll excuse me, I hear my microwave popcorn is done and “Hells Angels On Wheels” is waiting in the DVD player for me.