if you wiggle,
and you're willing to un-clip a time or two,
and you don't mind getting a rooster tail up your back,
and you don't mind getting your bike wet,
you can ride 2.5 miles past the locked gate, up toward the top of big mountain, skirting fingers and swaths of snow still hugging the asphalt.
and if you're really lucky---as I apparently am---you will see a moose grazing in the hollow at the bottom of the road up the back side of little mountain.
just another day that I'm awfully glad I hopped on my bike and pedaled up the hill.