The photographs were taken at Meiko on October 20th.
In three days I have got over six hours of exercise riding the bicycle. This morning the road conditions were challenging, because the packed snow was melting into slush. I had to walk the bicycle part of the way, and it took 1 hour 10 minutes to get to work. In the afternoon it was better, just one hour.
(Posting title is from the poem The challenge: to start by Anna Moschovakis.)