There is a storm brewing and this makes me excited about all my favorite winter activities.  The canal has not frozen yet, but soon I will be able to speed away on my speed skates.  I do think it would be a good idea to retire my bike for a little while.  I have been doing a bit too much winter biking and it zapping all the heat out of me and I can't warm up.  Anyway, all the snow on the way will make biking a bit treacherous.  Yay for Winter!