We’re entering the period of moto-hibernation, when, with a wag of her finger, Mother Nature says to many motorcyclists to put away their toys until Spring. And just when we most need a distraction to keep cabin fever at bay MotoGP, WSBK and pretty much all forms of motorcycle racing competed in their season finales. Seems that if someone were to begin some kind of winter racing series it’d be successful simply from a lack of competition.

So what’s a poor motorcyclist to do? Watch hockey, basketball or some other stick-and-ball sport? I’ve tried but they fail to capture my attention the way 200+ horsepower motorcycles swapping fairing paint at ridiculous lean angles do. So here are some mostly moto-specific activities with which to keep yourself entertained until motorcycle racing returns in 2016.