There are many downsides to having just a part-time job but there are also advantages, today I took advantage of not working today and went out for a ride in the snow. The worst part was getting out of Bristol as there was carnage of nearly every hill but eventually I got out to the good roads....... and then onto the first lane..... soon I came to this ford and you can see that the farmer had been through earlier so I took the plunge.... I then rode over a bridge across the M4 to see all the traffic following two snow ploughs at a steady 25mph This is the B4039 and it was pretty hairy in places where the snow was compacted so I stuck to the deeper stuff with legs acting as outriggers..... Next was Summer Lane which didn't look all that summery........ and then onto the Fosseway, I was suprised to see that no one else had been up here........ next was a byway just off the Fosse........ I know that the surface on this one can be a bit rough but I got through OK only to drop it as I rejoined the tarmac road then I circled around to rejoin the Fosse and down over the hill to cross the River Avon.... there I found that the authorities have put up some new information boards I went to have a look at the other info board but the snow on it was so deep (and cold) that I decided to leave it until I'm up this way next time........ While there I took advantage of a handy fence-post to get a self-timer shot....... and then it was back down the Fosse and head for home...... After a nice hot shower I soon thawed out and reflected on a great day out cheers, Bob.