It’s all about rituals and this is one of my favorites. Luckily the ice was only 5 inches thick last night when I went to hack a hole in our pond. Why? Sauna time. One of the most incredible feelings one can have: sitting in a 190 degree wood-fired sauna and then running out and submerging in a frozen pond. The water is thick like syrup and the hole in the ice freezes over after 20 minutes. Saunas, yes. BTW, I’ve been remiss in linking up to Ben and Nathan’s newest project. If you’re looking for some updates that don’t appear on this page, you can find them over there. Plus, the blogroll of contributors they have is an amazing gathering of fascinating movers and shakers from the cycling and creative industry. Worth bookmarking.