Mystery Ice

29Jan09

Biking in the winter? Generally more exciting than regular old clear road riding, even with the Nokian snow tires. After the big snow right around New Year’s, we had a warm spell leaving random (and very solid) bit of ice on the roadway. All and good if you spot and navigate appropriately, however this week we had a nice new batch of snow rendering these patches of ice near invisible aside from when one might happen to ride over them.

Queue my first fall since I started winter commuting (11/2008)…

And of course it came at the most inopportune time, right when a family of five was watching. Anyhow, the bike came out from under me in a split second, leaving me sliding a top the bike/on my back. Interestingly, it didn’t even hurt all that much–just a bruised ego and a bit of snow to brush off.

Lesson learned? Slow down.

I think I can manage that.

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