Batten down the hatches
Well autumn upon us now, the denial finally has to end and it's time to start thinking about whether to put the trusty steed away snugly for the winter or to keep riding on through. Some autumn and winter days will be perfect for motorcycling with crisp sunshine and sparkling light and some will be grimmer - let's leave those to the imagination or reactivate the denial on a temporary basis for them. Whatever you decide there are a series of things which are a good idea to make your choice the best possible one for you and your bike. We have compiled a guide to autumn and winter motorcycling with a what to do list for you and your bike. We have also asked our staff and readers for their tips which will be appearing in part three - some of which may sound bizarre or unorthodox, but try them and you will see the bikerly wisdom for yourself.