We stay sane in winter because we find other things besides bike riding to keep us occupied.
indoor bike riding (on a trainer Aaagh!)
-adventure sunset snowshoeing on Mt Royal, and assorted off-island destinations
-Cross country skiing on Mt Royal, and assorted off-island destinations
-Ice skating in assorted parks and Mt Royal, and assorted off-island destinations
today's suggestion: the 4.5 km x 2 outdoor skating rink on the l'Assomption river in Joliette, the longest rink on a river in quebec, they claim.-Urban weekend shopping walking, with loaded backpack (or not)
-Culture, culture, culture... like the anti-art Cloaca No. 5 at UQAM gallery (one week left!)
Good luck, dry roads and warm temperatures are coming, and spring road repairs are coming a bit after that.
Need hope and optimism? Check the date when we did this ride!