This was clearly a case of pre-visualization. Guilty as charged. K10D, 50mm, circular-polarizer, 100iso, 1/200. Gimp: 1 color layer and two contrast layers, not counting borders.
In the PaNW we dont see winters as bad as on the east coast, and we don’t salt our city streets like they do. Hence our bike apparently last winters much better. However if you live close to the water or are out there in other cold, salty wet climes, this discussion covers a lot of points on maintaining your favorite ride from salt corrosion.