Mi amigos, el cielo es azul! Well, after hiding for several weeks the sun decided to show itself this afternoon. Ever the opportunist, I was able to hop on the bike and get some miles in. The snow has gone down dramatically the past few days, although the temps have remained only in the mid-30's.
We've missed all of the major snows that have hit the east coast. We've missed most of the minor snows also - they stayed 30 miles to the north along the Michigan line. However, as snow-free as we have been, we've managed to get enough every other day or so for what seems like forever. This has given us plenty of salt and sand and wetness on the roads so that my bike is now absolutely filthy, even with hot-water baths after each ride, and a dose of lube on the chain.
Due to a program I'm involved with at work, I thought I'd better shave the grey off my face. It never ceases to amaze me what good insulation fur is on the face.
As far as my riding goes, I've been able to get out for a long ride each weekend, although my mileage during the week has suffered. I've decided I'm going to try a 200k permanent, and maybe a 300k permanent later in the summer if my mileage and training progresses.
Anyway, happy riding!