Posted by: Ned
forested dreamland up above ^^. could sit in a lawn chair in the woods for hours sun, rain, sleet or snow while sucking in the oxygen and listening to whatever is going on.
agreed, snow is a lot of fun to ride in, especially with modern bikes. my nephew, son of the guy who built out a bunch of the dark side trails, is going at it pretty hard with his yard ape young gun friends. cool to watch.
my pref is about an inch or two that's crusted over and high traction. nailed a 5am morning ride down this way in a couple crusted inches on the road+ late last week before the 10in dump hit us. it was p-P-P-P-Primo on the trails and dirt doubletrack until hitting the patch of black ice on the last stretch of pavement before home. instantaneous slam and slide = cracked ribs and friction burns. bitching? nope, laughed the whole way home and over the past few days in spite of the consequences.
Would have been my musings a few weeks ago as well, then some serious cold and snow came after a weekend of freezing rain. After that, everything was covered in ice and, later, snow - and I did not go for a ride, at times it was -15 C ... no fun, not for me. I realize I
Yesterday, the temp was +9 C .... almost all of the snow gone, and I went for a groceries round on my commuter, only to notice two broken spokes and a few quite loose. Oh well...