He wrote, "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And this makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better, pushing right back." Keep that staunch existentialist's epiphany in mind when battling the endless winter, and try a couple of these great soul warming staycations.
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The race was well attended this year, as onlookers took in the strange scene of cyclists whipping around icy corners on their spike-outfitted bikes. Cycling isn't necessarily the best spectator sport (camping out at Alpe D'Huez notwithstanding), but the ice adds a whole new dimension to the sport, one that makes it hard to take one's eyes off the action.
Check out the daring feats of these cyclists in our photo gallery of the 2014 Icycle.
Folks were mostly well behaved in the wake of the victory, something which might have been helped by the 7am start time of the game. Even as local bars were allowed to serve booze bright and early, it's a bit of a challenge to get completely wrecked by 9:30am. No, it was national pride that had these folks all exuberant and celebratory.
Check out what the victory party looked like in this photo gallery.