What’s the common denominator among these two disparate states that they share low motorcycle fatalities figures? Latitude. Both Boise, Idaho and Portland, Maine are only a hair shy of the 44th parallel north, and both states share a border with Canada. That means long, cold winters with minimal amounts of daylight hours. When motorcyclists do come out of hibernation the riding season is short, however, the Timbersled season is long and awesome!