With the shorter days of the season, getting bicycle time can be quite the challenge. Add to that fact that the temperatures are downright cold. With proper layering, and coffee, this time of year spent outside will be an indoor trainer any day.
The plan for the day was to ride to a cozy spot, make some coffee, enjoy some cold outdoors time, then make it back home in the allotted timeframe. As with most plans, time escaped me, so coffee was scrapped in favor of riding my road bike off road. Overall, it was a fair trade. Also led to a view of the Little Miami River, which you will never get from the comfort of your basement trainer.