A couple things. Firstly, no that is not a current picture; it's one I took last winter. Though I live in a snowy area of the world it has not snowed yet (and hopefully won't for at least a month or two). The other thing is this. I am currently writing a short article which will be published in the dead of winter. It is an article regarding riding a bicycle throughout the winter, specifically tips on how to do it when it is cold and snowy. I know that many of the readers of this blog are bike riders, and many ride year-round. I would love to hear what you have to say in a sentence or two...not so much common sense things like wear layers of clothing and cover your extremities, use caution at intersections, or have good tires, but specific things that you do that you think others may benefit from. I would like to quote you, actually; just a sentence or two with your first name (or full name if you'd like) and from where you are writing (and ride). Once the article is in print I will put a link to it on this blog (and likely on my facebook page). If you are interested you can leave your comment in the comments section of this post or email it directly to me at buffalocook [at] gmail [dot] com. If you would like to offer your tip but don't want to be quoted in the story that's cool (pun intended) just state this when you comment. Thanks in advance; I'm looking forward to hearing what others have to say and offer. Peace.