Finally cracked the 50 mile mark on my midweek ride. I planned the route on bike route toaster and almost 80% was familiar ground. While the roads were in perfect slightly tacky, but fast condition, the few miles of trail I rode at the beginning were a bad idea. They were a soggy snowy mess. This made for extremely slow going and wasted a lot of power. Once on the roads things improved and flowed along nicely.
The two new segments along this ride (at least they were new to me) included Crane Hollow Drive, and the section from Lagerman Reservoir to Oxford Road. Crane Hollow was easily the highlight of the route. It was exceedingly quiet and serene and filled with beautiful cottonwoods. The second new portion threw me for a minor loop when I encountered road closed signs and a locked gate. I'm not sure why this connector is closed to traffic, but it's open to bikes and foot travel. Overall this was a good ride. Given the 12 inches of snow that came the night after this ride, I'm not sure when I'll get out again. Fortunately the next few days are sunny and should warm up.