What's worse than being gripped in the icy clutches of a nasty winter storm? Perhaps that interminable period which holds us at bay as we transition back to "normal" winter weather.
Local riders are all frantically pressing to get their December '08 200K brevet or permanent in the books to preserve thier quest for the R-12 award (I read a GREAT article on this recently!) Not to be a nervous mother hen but my drive in to the office today was VERY ICY on the side roads and county lanes, just the type of roads that many brevets and permanent routes transit.
Sending out good vibes for all those out on the roads today (or tomorrow). I 'd hate to hear stories of rides to the ER in an ambulance.