I look forward to seeing fresh material here. I hate the idea of riding when snow is on the ground but you make it look very appealing. I also like the deuville, practical capabale and...you wear a backpack? Are the panniers not large enough?
Perhaps I intrude so forgive my well intentioned inquiry but I am curious. Two things I like about the Deauville (which had a brief run in the US) is the lugagge and wind protection.