I've been commuting year 'round on my Kawasaki ZR-7S since 2004. Small side cases and a tank bag hold all I need, and quality gear keeps me safe and functioning in temps from single to triple digits. I try to take as many twisty back roads as possible to and from work instead of dicing it out with the four wheelers in the Rush Hour GP. Occasionally, I'll make a "wrong turn" and be forced to take an extra-long route. If you're really bored, I maintain a moto-blog at