As I wasn't invited to the winter cycling congress, I didn't go there. (I'm a world famous blogger and I was not invited? What a disgrace!) But listening to boring speeches indoors will not give the visitors a good picture of winter cycling. They also had a bike tour so they could try it themselves.
I was so disappointed when I saw the weather reports: temperatures hovering about freezing or just below. There should have been a proper winter weather, -15C would have been fine. That would've been just fine for their bike tour! (evil laugh:-)
But alas, the weather was like this: