Seeing today was the weekend, it allowed me to go out and enjoy some winter sunshine. It's dark when I ride to work, and it's dark when I leave from work. After shoveling the snow, I thought it would be nice to take a short ride.
Being that it was colder (-27C) it was much nicer to ride in that all the soft slush we had at -17C. These are the conditions I would rather have for the riding surface is much more consistent. It's even easier to ride in the un-ploughed sections for the the tires do not sink in.
It sure was liberating to ride in daylight, no pack and not having to work The Ride was not as stressful for some reason, and the control I felt on the road today was fantastic. I wish my commute rides felt like today!