Think I’ll go for a spin…
December 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm #3624IxecapadeParticipant
whaddda’ll think! lovely weather for a sleigh ride… um…
sigh not so much. the girls got shoveled out yesterday. They plow all the excess in to the handicap and the island next to where we park… Was really nervous they were going to bury them or hit them! BOoooo hiss for snow!!December 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm #23793eonParticipant
That road looks clear…what’s stopping you?
In the North West I often get wet but rarely does the weather stop me from riding.
Oh by the way, to link to an image use [img width=660 src=”http://…..” /]but replace [ & ] with < & >
The width=660 is not necessary but makes the image fit nicely on this page.December 21, 2009 at 9:19 pm #23794IxecapadeParticipant
oh you fixed it! cool usually I just copy the [IMG]part and the picture appears…. I failed on that one. lol thank you.
The probblem is they do a super shoddy job of removing it off the road to prevent the freeze/thaw ice from melting all over the road as with any big storm. We are going to have sheets and sheets of ice tomorrow.
once we get enough melted away so there isn’t much snow I’ll ride- the cold doesn’t bother me for riding- ice does!December 21, 2009 at 10:14 pm #23795eonParticipant
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.December 22, 2009 at 1:22 am #23796owlieParticipant
Looks alot like my neighborhood. You sure you aren’t in Alaska…
Wait until you are sure that the roads are really clear. Ice is bad enough when you have four tires on the road; I don’t recommend trying it with two.
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