And why not?
And what is wrong with being prepared for the usual cr*p UK winter weather?
I ride all year round, commuting and working (instructor) except for really bad days, about 3 days a year. I'm not one of the part time sports bike riders that disappear when the temp drops below double figures never to be seen again until Easter.! I'm sure most of you will have seen the when they come out of hibernation, wobbly around bends because they've spent 6mths tucked up in nice cosy cars and can't remember how to read the road ahead or how to go round a bend properly.
p.s. It's not really meant to sound like a rant.
p.p.s. I'll see some of you at Covent Garden.