Winter hit hard here in Vancouver. Some people may get discouraged by the stormy weather and others take advantage of the snowy hills. I chose the ladder this year and enjoyed the cross training in insane conditions that we received.
I think it's healthy to take a little bit of time off the bike and do something else. Strengthens unnatural muscle groups you wouldn't always be using. Forces you to see the terrain differently and learn new reactions.
However, I am ready for warmer weather and sunny conditions at Crankworx, NZ. Trails have been snowy here and difficult to find the motivation in the freezing temperatures.
This was a rad day with good friend, Margus Riga, captured on my GoPro HERO6