I got out today in 38 degree temps for the first ride in 3 weeks thanks to family and work obligations. I don't envy the west side riders who have to put up with the rain and traffic while I'm on back country roads.
However, today was an experience as two miles into the ride I had to stop for five minutes for a 150 head cattle drive . The cows, of course, couldn't figure out what I was and started freaking out a little, and then I had to go about 1/2 mile dodging cow pies before I was in the clear. Such fun - at least it wasn't as stressful as encountering the 2000 lb bull in the middle of the road this summer as I came around a corner.