It was fun while it lasted but the roads are to icy and the dirt roads and trails are to deep.
My home brewed vintage cross bike worked pretty good and I got a good taste of cross riding. I am actually going to buy a newer cross bike next season and use this ride for camping and spring riding.
I would recommend to anyone that recycling an old commuter into a cross bike is well worth the trouble. And its cheap, so there is no risk that you can't sell it if you find getting muddy isn't your thing.
A before pic in its commuter guise.