Can't wait for tonight's ride! First good snow of the year here in KS and I can almost guarentee that I'll be the only one on the trail. (Kansans are sissy-ghey-wads when it comes to winter)
Fresh powder is the best b/c there are no frozen ruts from the day before for my bike to follow. No squirrelly surprises. Just the quiet "shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" noises from my home-spiked Bontrager Jones ACX's gliding across the padded singletrack.
A beautiful 45mph paved road descent was jammed right in the middle of my local trails to access a boat ramp to the river. I used to hate it, but I can't wait to smoke that one in "the white"!! Even if I do bite it on the curve...falling won't hurt b/c I'll just slide a couple-hundred feet