My first ride of the year was on March 6th, a full month later than last year due to a very cold February. I rode down to Red Wing, MN and back (roughly a 150 mile loop). It was a beautiful day with no clouds in the sky. The high was right around 40. There was a lot of snow along the sides of the roads but the roads were relatively clean with only a little salt residue left and no significant sand or gravel.
This picture was taken from Point Douglas Park on the Minnesota side of the mostly-frozen St. Croix River. Prescott, WI is in the background.
This is a drive-in located in Cottage Grove, MN along US-10. It is still in operation and is open during the warmer months.