I had my first real winter (i.e., snow) ride tonight.
And it was fantastic. It has been pretty warm here up to the last week, which has been dry/cold. All of this adds up to the roads being dry and cold before the snow started, so when I was riding (and it was pretty much virgin snow both ways) there was absolutely no ice under the snow. When I left there was about 2-3 inches, and by the time I got back it was 3-4 inches.
It was GREAT! Traction was not a problem (dry pavement under the snow, and I was on a bike path so there were no cars messing it up), and everything was gorgeous. It wasn't a real long ride (maybe ten miles, just to a 24 hour drug store and back), but it was fabulous. Too bad the ride to work tomorrow won't be as good (the cars will have made the streets pretty slippery by then, I'm sure).
At any rate, a night like tonight could sure be addicting!