I was struggling with the cold because I didn't have the proper gear.
What's the saying? There's no bad weather, there's just bad gear? Something like that anyway... I kind of believe it now too, now I've got my set of rules for 'what gear for what temperature'. I've been out a few times in the last few weeks with the temp being between 0°C and 3°C and (aside descending the Dunstable Downs at speed, where I thought my face might shatter as it froze solid) I haven't really even noticed it was cold. The icy road surface is the bigger concern these days, especially on cheap winter tyres.
My year has started strong compared to previous years -
But, I've just started a new job, 9-5:30, Monday to Friday... which I can see is really going to slow things down I guess some Zwift in the evenings and a couple of decent sized rides at the weekend... (I've worked shifts/lates/weekends etc for 27+ years...)