|Never thought I'd be using this bike for commuting in January!|
December was unprecedented. So says the local newspaper, which told a story of how this past December tied a record for the least amount of snow recorded for the month. The temperatures on Christmas Day were in the 40's, and I was able to bag a few longer rides on the Tamland. That bike I figured I would squirrel away until Spring was about to unfold was still being ridden in what should have been the dead of Winter!
A friend asked what I thought of the Blackborow DS I got, and I was thinking that by this time I would have figured out the handling in snow and frozen tracks, but no dice! Besides the very first ride I had on it in November, I haven't been in any snow of significant enough depth to tell you anything about the way it rides in the white stuff. Sure.......I go get what I figure will be my ultimate snow bicycle and it quits snowing! Hold on though.....all is not lost.
I recall that in 2012 I did a beautiful day of driving on completely snow free roads at the end of the first week of January, then Winter showed up! It still could be a brutal, snowy Winter and it could start out any day. In fact, we may get some snow and we are supposed to get really cold again for a few days here soon. Stay tuned......this Winter could straighten out yet!