The weather is putting the brakes on my riding too. Although the winter was reasonably mild, we have had a continual cycle of snow, thaw, freeze that has made the ground too slippery for outdoor riding. We've been hit with a "spring" snowstorm the last three Fridays. The snow melts and it dries by the following Thursday evening, only to continue with more snow again on Friday. We've even had "thunder snow" complete with lightening and power outages.
This Friday dished up a serving of rain (just to make things slippery), topped with a dessert of snow that started yesterday morning and hasn't stopped since. Temps are not predicted to get much above freezing during the day for at least another week and we have more rain / snow, "snain" in the forecast. I haven't blanketed much all winter, but with the rain / snow / cold cycle, I am back to the blankets on, blankets off game.
The ***** willows are out, the trees want to release their leaves and the Canada geese are here trying to lay their eggs but mother nature just won't cooperate.