I was being facetious with the not riding comment. Any hint of ice and I stay at home. There’s no way I would ride on those roads. Just too much chance of hitting the ground and even if you don’t have a disaster, it’s not exactly an enjoyable ride.
However I did get to ride across a 5 foot ice sheet last week. Temperatures were in the 20’s here but very dry so it still safe to go riding. Was having a blast on the twistiest, hairpin mountain road that just happens to be on my doorstep. Lots of trees at the side of the road and I came upon one bit where water had obviously flowed out from the undergrowth across the road. 5ft of sheer ice across the entire road. I kept the bike upright, prayed to the god of fools and decided to keep going. Made it safely across but it was a thrill. I’m hoping it’s dry here over the holidays so I can go back and make a video of that road. Should be good.