"Here is a pic from a ride my buddies and I just completed last Sunday. We did a 1,300-mile loop around the center of California, from Big Sur to Death Valley to the Sierras, and back to where we live in the Bay Area. We ran into huge snow accumulations up in the Sierras, including this area somewhere along California Route 168 in the Inyo National Forest. I took this shot of my buddy, Drew, on his bike, with mine in the foreground. A winter wonderland -- and temps in the mid 50s! Doesn't get any better than that." - Tom Short of San Rafael, Calif.