- Falling happens often in these conditions.
- Goggles are only effective when you are traveling over 10 miles an hour, otherwise..steam bath for your eyeballs.
- studs may really be a good idea.
- it is possible to fall stylistically if not gracefully.
- drivers do not expect you to be out there, no matter how many bells are ringing or lights are blinking.
- best of all....when the roads are empty and everyone is home for the night in front of the tv; syncopated by your cadence, the sound of the snow under the tires is transcendental...
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The other night I rode across town to meet with a friend who is helping me with some digital wizardry. I am hoping to have a website up and running before the snow thaws this spring. When I left home, I headed out into a mild evening with the temperature around 30 degrees or just less. However, some light snow was picking up and the temperature was falling. The roads have been a bit trecherous as the infrastructure in many parts of town did not fare well coming out of our record snowfall & deeply cold winter of '07/'08. we have had considerable snow fall so far this season. Recently the temps. have been a bit higher than average and some rain and a recent ice storm had left the roads well burnished, and now all these trappings and pitfalls being covered by lovely white snow, here is what I learned: