70F Yesterday, higher than normal, but today's forecasted high is expected to be 44, and the predicted low is 27.
The daily temperatures are expected to get even lower in the coming days as the front passes through.
As I type, I see the current temp in Sturgis (I keep the cities I often tour to on my phone) is 0, with a predicted low of -13. :shock: Wow. It kinda makes me feel warm and toasty by comparison. :wink:
The bike is not getting put away for the winter, I never do that. This just means I'll get out more cold weather gear and layer up a bit more.
But the below-freezing nighttime temperatures are definitely going to put a dent in my motorcycle commuting, which has me riding home usually between 8 and 9 PM. I won't ride if there is a chance of ice, and 30 miles at those temperatures, mostly at interstate speeds, taxes the warmest gear I have. :-(