Spring is only a day away and the tilt of the earth has given us back the sun, but until the temperature falls in line and decides to cooperate, cycling along the trails, warm breeze rushing past your bare arms remains a distant dream. A watched thermometer never rises so here’s a few distractions to while away the hours of winter’s dying gasp.
1. Cycling on slippery city streets is an activity for only the most confident pedal-pushers. If you’re one of them, you have my admiration, but for those of us waiting for the mercury to climb a little higher before getting our spring bike maintenance ritual on, there’s an alternative. Fatbiking. Snow-friendly tires. Algonquin Park trails. It looks pretty awesome. Braving the cold would be worth it to give it a go at least once.