"livin' the dream"
Spring is a great time to ride the quiet roads before the summer traffic arrives, especially with the right gear. To deal with rain or mud, I put on my SKS Raceblade clip-on fenders. They work on road bikes with tight clearance and without fender mounts.
As the snow melts, I start riding the gravel roads in the Rendezvous which have beautiful vistas and challenging hills. It's a fast way to get in riding shape after a winter skiing.