A few days ago, there was freezing rain, followed by snow. The surface of our local lakes have no loose, or drifting snow, but afford enough traction to ride over them moderately quickly, on a road bike without studded tires. Get away from the salt, the sand, the noise, the crowds. Get thee to your local lake! Don't mind the weird outerspace-like sounds that the ice makes. I think those sounds will be there unless the ice is frozen all the way down.