No, I didn’t
It wasn’t supposed to snow Tuesday. But it did.
People in places like Minneapolis and Chicago snicker and guffaw when it snows in Seattle and Portland. Depending on where you were, there was as little as an inch, and as much as four inches on the ground in the Portland metro area. But that’s enough to create total chaos, especially on the freeways.
Pablo’s partner The Wave works in McMinnville, which is usually about an hour commute. He got home 5½ hours after leaving work, and he was lucky. We were watching the 11 o’clock news, and their Live Team Coverage™ showed miles of stopped traffic on I-5 and I-205. One guy in downtown Portland said it took four hours to get from Lloyd Center (which is normally about a 10-minute trip).
Yes, there are snow tires for scooters, but ice and snow are where I draw the line. The GTS is much too expensive to fix if it gets broken (and so am I), so why tempt fate?
The weather forecast for New Year’s Day sez “Rain.” If that’s the case, I’ll go for a ride. I have rain gear.