the ice is leaving and two wheels are again rolling. today was the first real putt around and what a day it was. the sun was a little spotty but the climate was friendly. the smooth roads made eating up 100+ miles seem like nothing. i have been hoping to do a little more exploring around this huge area but schedules are only recently permitting. last year's riding season was an utter failure by my standards; i think i only did one oil change and didn't burn up a single tire or chain. this year i hope is different.