Anyway, I've found a neat little excuse for getting out on the bike these cold days and exercising the new gear: Over on ADVriders.com, in the "Northeast" section there (called "Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers" ) there are several concurrent threads running called "Tag 'O Ramas" or "TORs". They are all regional in nature, but the idea is that you post up a photo of a particular interesting location with a few clues as to the tag location (of varying difficulty). After someone "claims" the tag, they have to post up another one for everyone else to chase. There's one running in MA, NH, VT, ME, and even a wide ranging one covering all of the Northern New England states, as well as others for many other areas of the country.
For some totally inexplicable reason, I find this kind of completely pointless, time wasting game, extremely appealing!! Last week I went out and nabbed the New Hampshire tag
At least one of us FJRForum-ites is already active in these games (Bill in the MA TOR), but I thought that maybe some of you other NERDs would like to join in the fun.