The temperature was just above 40 degrees and the sky was blue, so I couldn’t resist taking a winter motorcycle ride. Riding in the winter is quite enjoyable but it requires extra special caution. A recent snowfall left a lot of sand on the roads. Four-wheeled “cages” — otherwise known as cars — can handle a slip and a slide here and there but for motorcycles it can be very dangerous. I watch carefully and keep my speed low on anything but major highways where I know the roads have been cleared.