To rest or ride?

I started playing hockey again a few weeks ago for some off-season crosstraining. Now that the racing season is pretty much over except for the Dirty Dozen I have to decide if I should keep riding hard to get ready or take some time off. I had originally planned on riding hard until the Dirty Dozen and then taking December and January off from riding and start running to rebuild some much needed bone density that is probably lost from the greatest non-weight bearing sport in the world (cycling). Now I've started to read on message boards how people have taken the last month off and have started LSD rides already to get ready for next season. I'm not quite sure what to do, if anyone has suggestions e-mail me at caad8@aol.com This post may be boring and nothing anyone else cares about but someone needs to post here.