The reason I say “what I do” to winterize my bike is – because lots of people do it lots of different ways. Where I live, I can usually tell when my riding is coming to an end. The prediction of freezing weather or snow is about all the hint that I need!! I am not a cold-weather rider. I’m a wimp. I have heated gear but I don’t enjoy being cold or having to dress like the Michelin Tire man in order to ride. Below 50 degrees is good enough for me to wrap up my season! Ok – I know there are lots of you saying – Wow, she really is a wimp! I’m ok with that. I have good friends who ride unless there is snow or ice on the road. They are definitely tougher than I am and – I’m ok with that too!