Hello. Good evening. Snow is falling as I write and rain is in the forecast. I just checked the calendar to see if it’s  January or had I slept through till April. No, just as I thought, it is January.  I like the snow fine but not the rain.  Rain is not welcome now. Spring, well, that’s different. The earth needs renewal and water (h2o) is essential for life. In January, snow is good, especially this year for me. I’ve become an addict of the white stuff. And, that’s not an euphemism. I mean snow, itself. The kind that brings joy in its abundance to the outdoor enthusiast, and makes a playground of fields and woods, transmission corridors, deserted campgrounds, and pine plantations. No, I haven’t lost it or maybe I have. Energy levels are high fueled by alfresco activity; and, enthusiasm for life excites the imagination. All to say, childlike abandon is welcome at any age. Who needs limits?

So, I remind you spring is 38 days away. RLCT is 137 days away. I ask, “Where else would you rather be on June 9/10?” You know, you’ll just want to be there. Registration opens in 9 days: http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/rlct/regnow

Okay, Stay fit! Bye-bye, ac. Comments always welcome at arnpriorcycling@bell.net; https://twitter.com/ArnpriorCycling

I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me
She showed me her room, isn’t it good, norwegian wood?
She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn’t a chair
I sat on the rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
We talked until two and then she said, “It’s time for bed”
She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh
I told her I didn’t and crawled off to sleep in the bath
And when I awoke I was alone, this bird had flown
So I lit a fire, isn’t it good, norwegian wood?   Beatles