|I love breaking this stuff|
While ice can be dangerous and I treat it with respect, I enjoy hearing the different sounds that riding on its surface can make. Since I was a kid, I've looked forward to finding what I call plate ice. This is the type of ice where the puddle begins to freeze over and as the water is still draining, a hollow is created. As my tires roll over it it makes a resounding CRANCH! as it shatters. Or you come across a small pool with a thin crust of ice on top and the tires make a ZIP ZIP sound as you cross over its surface.
When one rides a bike, it is necessary to pay attention all the time. Not only is there traffic and pedestrians to watch for (both can be unpredictable) but add ice to the mix and a moment can't be lost to fantasizing about an upcoming bike trip or thinking about the hot coffee you are soon to enjoy.
|A treacherous glaze of ice|