It has been a month since my last bike ride of the fall. I have skated a few times in public arenas. Last week, the outdoor rink at the local community center seemed to be ready, but we had temperatures above freezing this past weekend, followed by several days of very cold weather with high wind chills. It was -31 this morning. I haven’t sallied forth to skate outdoors or to ski. The forecast is for better weather on the weekend with sunny skies and daytime temperatures in the range of -8 to -15. I should be able to ski and skate several times over the Christmas break, to fight off the holiday food and the eggnog.