Rochester's nice but the winter is killing my riding. I've been here 3 years and i already miss living in TX. I plan on moving back to TX this autumn. I also hate the bulk of armor but i have gone down too many times to know that the armor has prevented some injuries. I once rode 55 mph through a puddle on stock TW tires and felt the rear tire fish tail enough to almost cause me to high side. I'm a newb when it comes to certain riding.