I've got my bike a couple of years now and ride all year round. I hear loads of people who just put away their bikes from Nov - March 'cos its too cold AND they don't wanna get road salt on their bike. Salt? they make it sound like its bubonic plague.... Surely, if you give the bike a good wash, dry & polish after every ride, what's the problem? I mean, does it keep you off the road for a whole winter? Just wondrin.