While I do not follow my own rules to an exact science, I do tend to follow them as a general sense of rule.
For example, once the weather becomes inhospitable enough for me (when shorts are becoming less of an option for daily wearing), I tend to bring all of my bicycles indoors like you would a cat or dog for the winter months. This is never a specific day marked on my calendar, but usually within a two-week grace period. I doubt leaving the bikes in the garage vs. home all winter does a significant amount of benefit to them, but at least they are safe indoors~
Anyone else bring their bikes from the garage to indoors during the winter months?