One of the first things that Bobskoot said to me when I made my decision public was:
"We didn't get any snow this year. Most years you can ride 48-50 weeks a year, except for a few days of frost."
And Bob was right, there was almost no snow to be seen in the almost two years since I moved here. (There was lots of what they call 'liquid sunshine' over here, though.)
Actually from April onwards weekends became a wonderful treat since my commuting better half (he is still working in Calgary) got in to scooter riding this year, and was often able to join me on Bella, his Vespa GT250.
Life is good!
Ride safe, ride often, and see you on the road in 2012.
HAPPY NEW RIDING YEAR!