before watching Canada defeat the USA men's hockey team in o/t, i got in a couple of hours and discovered two things.
thing one: i like having fenders on my bike in the slop (sks raceblades)
thing two: i revisited my no-ipod rule. switched from the isolating sennheiser buds to the oem buds, and felt better able to handle traffic sounds.
now, time for some beer