So far this winter we haven’t had a lot of snow. What we have been getting are some pretty brutally cold days. (The Farmers’ Almanac called for a long cold winter…). With that cold we’ve also had erratic weather at best. One minute it’s 0 degree’s out, the next you could wear shorts and it’s sunny. Snow melting… then clouding over, raining heavily only to change over to snowing. Heavily. And back to square one. So conditions have been good then really bad. So getting out for rides on roads has been a challenge to say the least. I do not own a trainer and that complicates things. I’ve been getting a lot of invites for events this spring… Maybe I need to make an investment so I’m not hung out to dry and then some depending on which events I attend. But I have been getting out on the fat bike so not all is lost. Played catch up for the last 2 weeks due to the flu the week previously so riding has been few and far between till this past weekend. Having that time during the week to stretch the legs and get outside to take a step back to move forward is a good thing. I find myself regrouping and assessing things presently when I’m able to get out. Reflection is key when running a business. Spending time away from the business is also key when running a business. It’s places like these (image below) where you step off the bike, take a giant step back and just soak it all in. I do this from time to time during rides. I’ll just stop. Lay down the bike and walk back, turn around and take it all in. Sometimes even take a knee. Gives you a sense of time and place and really what matters: Riding bikes. That’s what matters. Spending time with family and loved ones. That’s what really matters.