Hey, don't leave us out of the mix. I ride all year around except during an actual hurricane. The south-eastern part of the US is 365 day riding but you have to locate the curvy roads and if you venture too far north, you might get a bit of snow and/or ice. But for the most part, you can get away with 3 season gear; if you're a wimp, you can use heated grips or heated gear. I tough it out with non-heated gear/devices and I'm on a Blackbird, not much to hide behind on this bike.
We sure could use a few mountains, though.