Straw poll: Are you winter biking in this mild winter?
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Winter on the bike
With this mild winter, only one big snowfall and scattered flurries, how many of you have been winter biking more than you have in previous years? Are there any newbies taking advantage of the mostly dry asphalt and cement this year?
And, show of hands, who has taken a spill?
Assuming of course you weren’t injured, it is kind of exhilarating, no?
I’ve wiped out once; a trip home at night along the Boardman Lake Trail. The trail was dry thanks to the anomaly called the sun we had for two days, but then I came upon a patch of ice that I simply didn’t see until it was too late. In those situations, once I know I’m going down, it’s … kick the bike out, tuck the chin to the chest, and let the body relax. No injuries, but a nice little wake up call.
Wipe out!!!!! Hey, #TCMI careful biking along the Boardman near TACS. 3" of ice. Weeeeeeeee!—
MyWHaT/G. Howe (@glhjr) January 09, 2013
I encourage newbies and kids to practice falling before heading out!
- A Quick Lesson In The Art Of The Two-Wheeled Winter Commute (MyWHaT)
- Ann Arbor’s Get Downtown “Guide to winter walking and biking” is more extensive
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