This morning I had to pick up my car at the shop. The shop we use (because the guy that runs it is actually trustworthy) is Elkhorn Automotive in Waterloo. I opted to ride my bike the 16 miles from my house to the shop. It was a very enjoyable ride. Having the right clothes and equipment for cold weather riding makes a world of difference. The light snow during the ride made it all that much more enjoyable. However, I rode State street from 86th to Highway 31. There are a LOT of hills on State Street. I was pooped when I got to Waterloo.