The first snow of the year is just around the corner. Western Pennsylvania may not get the same amount of snow as our neighbors to the north (who can be punished by lake-effect snowstorms), but we still get our fair share. Add to that the general topography of the region and winter driving in the area can be a harrowing or fatal endeavor even when extreme caution is exercised.
Motorcycles are a lot of fun. You are riding a vehicle that doesn't leave you so isolated from your environment, typically is more responsive than a car and uses less gas. And last but not least: You look cool! But the unfortunate tradeoff is that it can be a dangerous or deadly proposition if you get into an accident.