Thursday, December 24, 2009

What Ice?

Kinda wild to realize that I feel safer on my X than on my feet or in my car. With the studded tires and long wheel base, ice just hasn't been a problem. What's crazier: driving at 30 mph on an icy road in a car weighing over a ton, walking on icy/snowy sidewalks with no studs or "trax" on my shoes, or riding down the road on my X? The X wins as safest - at least it sure feels that way!

Rode to work three days this week through cold weather and snowy/icy conditions. Of course, I pretty much HAD to do so 'cause the Saturn sedan was in the shop with a bum starter and the shop was overwhelmed with emergency work. Pretty much got me back in shape and enjoying the ride, despite the conditions.


WheelDancer said...

It is amazing how well studded tires perform in the snow. We rode through the snow last night to our traditional Christmas Eve dinner and as we arrived home decided it was much to nice of a night and rode off for a couple hours pedaling through the snow.

BikeWhenYouCan said...

Sounds like a Merry Christmas! :)