There is no better way to start the year off than with a ride with family and friends. For the past 14 years we have ridden LMBC's New Years Day Ride. This time of year you never know what kind of conditions you will get. Some years we got so much snow and/or ice that you could hardly ride. Other years there is no snow at all. Then there are years like this one with near perfect conditions - several inches of snow with most of it packed down already and seasonal temps in the 20's.