Friday, December 19, 2008

Not as bad as I thought it would be

Photo: Messy bike after I got home last night

Yesterday, speak of impending ice-storm doom was the media buzz. It ended up bombing northern parts of Missouri and into Iowa instead. Last night, things did get kind of slippery. A quick grocery store jaunt after dark resulted in a lot of slipping and sliding.

By morning, the high winds (gusting upwards of 30 MPH) plus slightly above-freezing temperatures melted away the thin layer of ice that had plagues the roads last night. Those same gusts made traversal of the Quivira viaduct kind of tricky with blasts of crosswind almost strong enough to bully me into the other lane. I'll take strong winds over icy roads any day.


Apertome said...

Nice shot. Let's all be careful out there!

Scott Redd said...

Are those tires studded?

Noah said...

Naw, I think I'm done with trying to run studded tires. We don't have enough ice down here to warrant using them. Ice almost always slushes in a few hours either because of road chemicals and traffic, or from increased temperatures.

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