Took my motorcycle out today for one last ride. I think the temperatures were in the upper 30's/lower 40's.
It went really well. At one point I was on one of Knoxville's many roads that run parallel to the rail lines and followed alongside the engine of a coal train for several miles. It was pretty cool, but this experience was marred by two things.
First, my winter gloves aren't winter enough. After about 30 minutes of riding my index finger started getting pretty cold and it just spread from there to all of my fingers.
Second, I couldn't get the Llama Llama song and its Obama variant out of my head.
Looks like 2009 is going to be the year I start wiring my bike for sound and either heated gloves or heated grips. I trust heated gloves more and grips require replacing the existing grips, but you can't forget to take the grips with you which is an undeniable advantage.