Good job Jeff. I can somewhat relate to this young man's journey at this time of year. I rode up to Edison, NJ in January of 1973 to attend a Kawasaki Service School. This was back when I was working at a Kawasaki shop in Lynchburg. Since my family only had one vehicle at the time, I left the car for my (then) wife and rode up on a 750 H2 triple that got terrible gas mileage . like right around 20MPG. This was before they swapped out the carbs during a sticking slide recall and the mileage immediately jumped up to around 45MPG. This was all pre-riding gear of any type for me and I wound up putting on my rain suit somewhere in NJ to help keep the cold wind on me to a minimum. Dayam it was cold. After class let out on Friday evening, I headed home. I was doing fine until I got on a stretch of Rte. 29 right around Charlottesville and it began to snow. I remember passing houses along the way being envious they were all snuggled up in their warm beds, and I was out here freezing my arse off. I finally pulled up to the house just as the sun was coming up in about 2 of snow. My knees were so cold I almost couldnt get off the bike; they werent working. The next trip up to a service school in January of 74 I drove a car. .