Using my lunch times to get in a ride has really helped. My rides are shorter than what they would be if I went in the evenings but they are more consistent so it probably evens out in the end. Next week I ramp up my commutes which is good as well. The weather is nicer so I won't have to deal with the cold and such like you did. The few times I did go in the cold it was more of an adventure than "yet another suck-a$$ commute".