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Winter Riding

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In case you haven’t heard, we got hit by a major winter storm that pretty much shut down the city.

After being cooped up in the house for four days, I decided to test out my snow (and ice) legs before today’s above-freezing temperatures melted it all away. I’ve ridden on snow before, but never snow covered ice. Just in case, I took the Redline Monocog, a single-speed mountain bike.

Not knowing what to expect, I took it slow and steady. Everything was fine – even a bit fun – except for some of the ice ruts on the road, formed by automotive traffic. Stopping on the ice was a bit dicey too.

Fortunately, I stayed upright and the Monocog performed really well. I even managed to grab a few, rare (in Texas) snow pics. Enjoy:

Snow Covered Trail

Snow Shadow

Snowy Bike Route

Ice Spray

Closed Collins Bridge

Written by dickdavid

February 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Ice In Texas

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Icy Street

It’s amazing how something as simple as water and sub-freezing temperatures can shut this city down. You never realize how dependent we are on our road system until it’s taken away. Schools, airports, mass transit, trash, mail, businesses – all shut down or delayed. The irony is, I can’t even take advantage of these car-less streets and get a good ride in. Without spiked tires, keeping control would be a nightmare.

Written by dickdavid

February 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

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