We've discussed Global Warming ad nauseum here, and the doom and gloom merchants are formulating government policy faster than secretaries can type. But think of the up-side. More and warmer days mean that even people who can't usually get any more than a few months of the year for riding, will have heaps more opportunity to ride. Round-the world adventurers will have fewer rivers to traverse, limiting the loss of gear and even bikes. You won't have to own tons of wet-weather gear; leathers or textiles will be all you'll need. Of course, the makers of heated hand-grips, wet-weather gear and such might go out of business, but that's the price of progress, baby .