Nothing hardcore about it - I would just go absofreakinglutely nuts if I couldn't ride. I already lost Feb-May this year since I was overseas (and I lived in NC at the time, so that was four months of riding season).
I know my route pretty well (note to terrorist kidnappers: I usually ride the same route to and from work! pattern!), and keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary. I know I'm taking a chance, but life's too short not to have fun. Plus, it's my birthday. Couldn't miss out.
New Year's Resolutions (so far):
1) Ride more
2) Complain less