Been off my bike for around 2 weeks due to flu/chest infection, but i managed to get out today for a food trip to the shop.
It was horrible!
Its just tooo deep here, i tried the road and got utterly soaked from cars/puddles/spray, i tried the path but thats been trodden on, frozen, resnowed, trodden on again and refrozen, i was down onto the granny ring trying to grind my way down the path while the back wheel slid and span, and the front just wandered about all over the place, figuring i should try getting away from both and hitting a proper cycle route, well that just had the odd cycle track in it, which had frozen over, the rest was too deep for me to ride through, it was like riding in sand, so i had to get off and walk
Got to the shop, got my bait, then just rode home on the roads, utterly soaked and freezing, took me about an hour to do a 5 mile trip
Good to finally get out on the bike, but i wish i had of taken the car!