Got in my first ride of the season today. It's been a long time since Nov.13, which was my last of 2010, 20 weeks to the day. That's 140 days. That's a long time to NOT be riding when I think about it.
Anyways, got out on the highway, did about 25 miles, roads were dry and clean. It's a very different story in the city. It'll be another 2 weeks before all is dry and most of the winter grit and sand has disappeared.
It was a great feeling to be back on and in the wind.