Perhaps riding over to the south side of our city on the one bike I had in front of me with its slick tires was not the best choice. I see couriers riding around on skinny road tires and my slicks are at least twice as wide...so with my broad wheels, I should have no trouble negotiating the snow.
Recently, we've had as much snow in a day than we usually receive in a month and our wide streets have become narrow snow encrusted lanes. I knew I was in trouble within a block of my departure point. The bike was bucking and slipping on the road so I opted out for the sidewalk which meant my short ride to the store was going to be lengthened considerably.
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My father used to say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions and I've been meaning for over a year to make a cobra-knotted lanyard for my bike for just an emergency like this.