Saturday, January 28, 2012
Riding in Frozen Slickness
I met up with Bill this weekend. Saturday we rode up Ireland and then connected via Crank to Betty. The trail was in about 3 inches of crusted snow. It was tough to ride up Ireland. Crank required pedaling downhill.
Once we dropped down Betty to the road it seemed easy sailing, but the road was coated with slick-as-glass ice. Bill went down and I almost did, but seeing Bill down led me to stop in time. Thanks Bill.
That was very treacherous, I had never seen the road that bad.
In hindsight, maybe rollercoaster up and then up the altar would have been good. Or perhaps down to the racetrack then up Betty.
Winter riding is always unpredictable.