I picked up my last GSA in NC a couple years ago and road it back to NYC. The high the whole ride back was 25F.
I bought heated gear and it was delivered the day before I flew. I installed it untested and road it back. It was a life safer. Also a life safer my sister and her family were visiting friends in Roanoke Va, so I crashed her friends house for the night unannounced.
I arrived home 12hrs before that 19" snow storm shut down NYC. Ah good times.
My new 2012 is only about 3 miles awaiting pick up. The riding adventure isn't there this time, it's just the lost check in the mail for 2 weeks now...
Good luck with your ride, have fun.
12 R1200 GSA Sand Rover ("Sandy")
09 R1200 GSA (Totaled) Superstorm Sandy you Bit$%
06 Husky TE450
04 R1100s BCR