Brief update on the heated gear.
I've had a couple of mornings to try out the heated gear. This morning for the first time I had the jacket on high. I turned it back down. I want something left for when I really need it. The grips are nice and toasty, not that I've really needed them yet. It hasn't been cold enough for a true test of them, but cold weather need not hurry on my account. The wind deflectors are instant gratification. I like them. Simple, low-tech and works well. For whatever reason I find that satisfying. A little bigger would be perfection; the wind still creeps over the top and underneath, but it's not bad.
This evening I had an errand to run. My library card has expired, and I can't download ebooks. I don't do well without a stack of reading material. I'm not sure how one "stacks" ebooks, but you get the picture. A quick run to the library is in order. I grab my helmet and jacket, and a couple of overdue books (the printed kind) and head off on Sam. I turn in my old card and am issued a shiny new one. All is right with the world once again.
It's two miles to the library. It takes sixteen miles to return home. Funny how that works. Sam and I went out to enjoy the sunset. It was peaceful along the side of the road.