Finally we are seeing the sun and the snow is melting.
The new seatpost arrived in the mail and looks good so far. tried it briefly yesterday and seems good. Last night installed a section of old inner tube to keep the crud out.
Now that the sun is out the real training and riding can commence. The goal is still to lose weight by the end of May. I'm going to be trying a more Kenyan type approach.
The new issues of MBUK and Singletrack cam out over the last couple of days. Some good stuff in both. Gotta say they are way better then the mags we have here in North America.