I made the mistake of choosing a route with bikelanes today, thinking that if I was going to be riding through snow I'd rather do it off to the side away from the cars. But the bikelanes weren't plowed so were completely unusable, which meant I had to ride in the car lane and not everyone was good about giving me enough space when passing - presumably they didn't understand why I wasn't in the bikelane. I would have been better off riding on the sidestreets, I think, which is what I'm going to try doing tonight. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer so hopefully I can use my regular route on sidestreets and the roads will be relatively bare. I'd be pretty depressed if I had to stop biking already, but having wiped out twice in the past two years on hard packed snow on sidestreets, I don't want to risk having that happen when I just happen to be followed or passed too closely. Maybe if we all think warm and fuzzy thoughts, our collective energy can melt the snow on the streets and extend the riding season for me. Oh, alright, not very scientific. Humour me, will ya'?