OK, I know it has nothing to do with cycling, but the snow has arrived in this part of the world, and I got out on x-c skis for the first time since last winter. Perfect snow, expecially once you got out of the wind, so there's something good about this part of the year after all. It coincided with taking my bike down to the basement for its winter break. Unlike the Real Bikers (diehards?) elsewhere in this forum, I don't ride through the snow and ice. Anyone else around who switches to skis from wheels around this time?