Instead of starting from the nearby Sunside trailhead I headed north a bit to the Oakfield trailhead. When I got there the parking area was empty, but there were two bike tracks on the snow already. Somebody sure made an early ride on the snow today. I headed north and rode up past the Ashtabula County line before turning around and heading back.
The snow was coming down pretty good, and starting to stick a little bit more. When I came up to the Dunkerton Road crossing, there were no car tracks on the road - just the bike tracks crossing on the trail.
The ditches along the trail were full of water from the recent rains. At one spot there was a little dam where someone, probably a muskrat, had tried to make a pool.
It was a nice ride. My feet were about frozen when I got back to the car, and my bike was crusted over with snow and ice.
I'm glad that I managed to at least get out, and I guess I did enjoy pushing on through the snow and wind. You can't even tell there was a snow storm this morning by now. Temperatures came up to near 40, and all the snow melted. Lets see what happens tomorrow.