You're right Dennis, I stand corrected, it was the day before New Year's Eve. Still really cold though. The winds have been tricky because they've been very gusty. Just before Christmas, Lynda and I were nearly swept off the lakeshore bike trail in a gust while riding downtown. On the positive side, when the wind was behind us we were averaging 22km/hr while barely peddling.
We opted to take the inner city route home, tacking west then north; using buildings as a windbreak. (Everything I know I learned sailing.)
I've had several good evening rides in 2018 as well.