It happened! We finally had a thaw! It was a short one-day deal but it was a thaw.
Though I finished the night shift on Tuesday morning and had a late morning doctor's appointment (skin issues), I did get out for a nice 15 miler on 'The Beast' later in the day. It was quite theraputic. What a thrill to be rolling along on dry, bare pavement instead of picking my way through the rutted snow and patches of ice I've been dealing with on my commutes.
'The Beast' near the shore of Lake Ontario...
I was able to dis-associate myself from the business of controlling the bike and just allowed myself to get totally engrossed in my surroundings. All my worries melted away as I watched nature dealing with the the snow and ice along the lake and ponds. All was well with the world this afternoon. I took some pictures and decided to attempt posting a January issue of 'The View From my Saddle' later in the month.
It's amazing how an overcast, cloudy day can provide so much sunshine for the soul.