Firehook is amazing -- they make sun-dried cherry scones that will change your life (mostly at the waistline, but hey...).

The 28th still looks (reasonably) good, depending on weather. Cold is fine, but I was out yesterday in MD and came across conditions that were trying very hard to become black ice. It was bad enough that, having got through it, I found an alternate route home on more traveled roads, rather than risk the return trip. For whatever geologic / atmospheric / tree shade reasons, some areas are just way, way colder than others. Beware of microclimates like this if / when you're riding around in the winter.


"We're entering getaway country..." -- Martha and the Muffins