Unseasonably warm temperatures did their best to thaw snow and ice, but failed to melt plans for two distinctive events held atop two of Madison's lakes on Saturday.
Starting at 10 a.m., scores of people bearing substantial quantities of meat and a smattering of vegetarian alternatives arranged 67 Weber grills in a broad peace-symbol formation for the second annual , which endeavors to feed people in need downtown every Sunday afternoon.
Across town on Lake Monona, a few dozen vocal spectators looked on as winter bicycling enthusiasts demonstrated a different antidote for cabin fever at Revolution Cycles whose default settings were switched to "Hell Yeah!" when the idea was broached. The motivation looked nothing like glory or renown: It resembled an attempt to make the most of a fine winter day.