December 28th & 29th, short rides of around 6 miles, chewing through sand-like surfaces on all the roads thanks to kinda plowed, car-tire churned snow.
Dec 30th, rode through 35 F, rain and 10 miles of ice. Hard frozen wet ice with a slick of water on it makes for hard, if slow going. I was skidding all over the place even with studded tires. Only the fact I was on a recumbent trike saved me from going down and staying down on some of those roads. An ice rink would have had better traction.
Dec 31st I went out for 4 miles in spite of a migraine to finish the year with 803 miles.
Two days of recovery with short walks and stretching. Jan 3rd I did a 12.3 mile ride through a heavy, barely frozen snow-fall with 33 F temps.
Yesterday, the sun came out so I ran out the door for a 14.3 mile ride. 38 F, blue skies, mild winds. Gorgeous day and a great ride. I'm sure these mild, above-freezing temps won't last much longer. Proper winter is bound to return to this part of Sweden at some point.