Yesterday was my first 'real' ride of the year. It got up to about 60 degrees. I didn't take any photos because I'm out of practice.

Today was even warmer - I think it hit 70 - and I was riding in summer kit! That made me forget that it is still winter and a lot of the roads that I ride are still under snow.

This is a shortcut through a park that takes me to the village. I was able to ride through this:


But then I came on this section of road where I ended up walking the bike through the snow for half a mile. That really knocks your average speed down!


Under that snow is a beautiful ribbon of asphalt. Even walking was a little bit slick and I received the occasional 'refreshing' shoe full of ice water.