I know a lot of you have been experiencing the same odd weather as we have here in New England. This winter has been exceptional in the sense that temperature swings have been quite dramatic. So much so I could wear shorts one afternoon and then be ensconced with goretex and layers of insulation the next. I’m talking 65° and sunny on a Monday and 5° and bone chilling on Tuesday. Needless to say it’s been tough riding this past winter. We’ll get really great snow but followed by rain or freezing rain the next which essentially throws that days enjoyment out the window. We did get a streak there in January and into early February where it was consistent cold with good snowfall and consistent appropriate weather the following day. Which is important since it will take me about a day to dig out… and that’s a good amount of work and I’ll be broken off to the degree where riding would put me under for a few days. So I’ll rest that evening and head out the next day to enjoy. If you’ve been following along, last year this time my pup Kaya had her cruciate ligament surgery so all that winter, spring and some of the summer was spent nursing her and aiding her back to strength for a full recovery. So when the weather has cooperated, it’s been a lot of fun to have her back out on the trails with me. No one’s more excited than she is when it’s time for a bike ride (maybe I’m just a bit more excited, but her excitement is pretty tough to exceed!). We were able to get out for a handful of rides together where there was more riding than walking before the weather turned yet again, and in February I found myself donning shorts on rides in the snow.. Over the past handful of days we’ve had ridiculously warm weather so a lot of the snow has melted. Ironically it’s a bit more seasonal today so it’s paused springs approach, but after the odd temperature swings and really unpredictable weather, I’m looking forward to Spring this year a bit more than I typically do since owning a fat bike.