As I was riding a long today, I noticed that I hadn’t seem many motorcycles over the past two days. I’m thinking the low 40s temps and the weather-guessers constant threat of snow kept people in their cars instead of on their bikes.
When I pulled into my polling place for today’s election, a scooter was also pulling in from the other direction. The rider was sensibly covered head to toe. He was riding a Yamaha Vino 125. We chatted a bit about bikes as we walked in. He said he rides until it snows. I mentioned I ride year-round which prompted him to ask how. I told him I usually ride a sidecar in the winter. He said he’s seen me around the neighborhood. He hopes to get a motorcycle next year. I encouraged his decision.
The polling place was empty. We only had local elections this year: mayor, city council, and school board. In some ways these small local elections are more important than the national ones since they will directly affect us (property taxes, schools, city services, etc).
Did you vote today?