Like you said man, even if the temps are fine, there's more salt and sand on the road than a dang beach. I dropped a few parts on my insurance last week, so it's a total loss if I fall-no thanks. That said, I'll wait till it's safe
Holy sh!t. I just went outside to feed the meter and I almost came back hypothermic. It's 26 degrees. 14 with the wind chill.
This is getting SO fu<king old. 2 months of riding weather and the rest is useless unless you're in a NASA space suit.
The sand mostly. It's been less than a week since the heavy sanding. Takes more than that for the cars to sweep it mostly aside. The street sweepers won't come out 'till all the snow is gone, even the plow piles.
As a couple of us were discussing Sunday, it's fine for the cruisers, they don't turn anyway! For those of us who "live to lean," the conditions rob most of the enjoyment.
Ok. They're saying 50+ today. I'm going home at lunch and picking up the bike. Imagine, it was only 2 days ago I wrote about hypothermia. New England is one strange place, but if you give me sun/warmth, I'll ride ;D
Anyone else on their bike today?
It was nearly 9:00 when I left home and 35 degrees on my home thermometer. The frost was burned off the lawn except in the shade. I figured that with traffic on the roads, I'd be fine. I was. Not the slightest slip except for sand under the back wheel causing a little spin when I'd pull a little hard out of intersections.
I came across no fewer that three cops today who were sitting on the side looking for trouble makers. In every case, before I saw them I'd accelerated hard through first and second (shifting about 6k) and then backed off when I hit third so while I'd made a bunch of noise, I was only going about 10 over when I saw 'em. They all had their windows open : They all ignored me ;D
Either I'm using up a lot of the season's luck up early, or this is a good omen