Nov 21, 2010
And He's Down!
What could I do but seize this rare opportunity for a bike ride.
Bounding to the basement, I mounted my studded tires on the bad weather bike, put on a rain jacket and headed out into the mess. It was so slippery that I had trouble mounting the bike - you really couldn't comfortably lift a leg to swing it over the saddle without almost falling. After accomplishing this, however, I rolled out and had a fantastic ride. The Nokian Mount & Ground tires held the road beautifully and the bike handled predictably up hills, around corners and in the straight-aways.
I whacked my right elbow pretty hard in the fall, but I think it's okay - it only hurts if I rest on something at this point.
Today's lesson, class, is that studded tires are all kinds of awesome, but some ice creepers make a nice accessory to them in these conditions.
at 12:09 PM