My bike gets ridden through the winter as long as long as the road conditions are safe. Often times it rains on me and I live on a dirt road. So I end up riding down a muddy dirt road and then it goes long periods of time below 40°F so I can't wash the bike for weeks. My XC ends up looking like a dirt bike covered in mud often in the winter.
That being said, I'd rather ride a ride a dirty bike to work than drive my truck any day of the week. I'm not leaving the bike in the garage over a little dirt.
2011 Cross Country
-Cee Baileys Windshield & Lowers. Victory Lower Bag Rails, Driver And Passenger Backrests.
-RPW Exhaust, Lloydz Air Filter, VM1 Cams, ATS (Timing Wheel), 1/4 turn throttle & IAV. PCV with Custom Tune by Coweta Customs.
105.2 HP & 127 Ft-Lbs on a Dynostar (Eddy Current) Dyno.