This is the time of year when being a car free hippy is very easy. I’m usually riding to work as the sun comes up and the local bird population is letting everyone know that they are awake; the Storks are back and at the moment at least, the roads are ice free.

Fortunately this particular road is also closed to motor vehicles. The main road is a couple of kilometres away, full of cars and going through a rather ugly industrial estate.

Notice that the Xtracycle is still in use, because I can’t decide if I should remove the ice spikes of the commuting bike or not. Usually doing this causes sudden freak storms, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures for a week.

I think I’ll leave it until after Easter, then see what happens…