Yes, I have been incommunicado for a while, mostly due to illness - The latest began as a good old-fashioned late-summer cold, and degenerated from there into all kinds of excitement. Just suffice it to say that I am finally on the upswing.
Coming to my little corner of paradise, Fall Weather. Here in central Alabama, we are not talking arctic permafrost, but the coming winter season here is enough to cause me issues with heart function and arthritis, and does not fill me with joy. On the other hand, I will get something of a break from yardwork, so things do balance out a bit.
Scooter riding will be a bit of issue, but I will be going through the winter riding gear and preparing. And yes, around here we do ride through the winter. During the utter depths of winter (late December-early February) we generally average daily highs in the 50F range, and lows in the low 30s. We have a winter precipitation thing, but mostly in the form of very cold rain, more-than-occasional ice at night, and we have snowfall mostly in a flurry form, with measurable stuff on the ground every few years. It always interests me when folk start posting about storing their scooters about this time of year - I sometimes cause disturbance by commenting that around here, we don't store our scooters, we just don't ride them during the torturous two-week winter. (a couple of riders in south Florida usually respond "winter?")
Perhaps I will have more of a bit of motivation to do some things inside the house. The place is getting "junky", and I am getting unsettled about it. The living room, kitchen, and master bedroom are target areas, likely in that order. More later as my mind gets clearer...