I did my 1st real 09 winter ride. Boy was it cold. Temps in the low 30's, overcast and thankfully little wind. Leftover snow still on the ground. I had been couped up in the house the past 2 days unable to ride. It had gotten to me, so today I dressed up like a black abominable snow man and off I went. I decided to play it by ear and see how I felt. It was raw outside so a modest 24.5 miles was done. As chilly as it was I did see 3 other cyclists. The one great thing about winter triking is you don't have to worry about slipping or skidding on ice patches.
Ironically, as I write this, a package arrived of No Show Darn Tough socks I ordered for the summer.