Abused and came off on black ice. How was your commute?
Fine this morning; 2/3rd road, 1/3 trail over the 17 mile length of my low level route today. Took the rigid 29er with normal off-road tyres and no issues, despite some snow and ice around. Just like the Embra folk, we had a great sunrise too just as I got down into central Dundee.Posted 3 months ago
Friday night’s fat bike ride home over the Sidlaws was superb (the ‘high’ route), if a little challenging at times. Especially the 2km section of frozen and snow lined hoof-prints from dozens of cattle who spent the autumn in these hills. It’s going to take weeks of regular riding to turn that section back into a civilised trail… But still more fun than dodging wayward BMWs and soft roaders.tjagainMember
Just the usual commute for me
A few years ago when we had bad snow and ice in Edinburgh for weeks I had great fun commuting on my MTB with ice spike tyres. I was doing bank work IE zero hours and got loads of shifts as the car drivers couldn’t get to work but I could. great fun overtaking cars and using mounds of ice for jumps.
I always commute by bike no matter the weather. Just make sure its the right bike and tyresPosted 3 months agokcrMember
I had the same experience commuting into Edinburgh during that heavy snow a few years back. A71 to the west was gridlocked with a 10 mile queue of traffic doing 3 miles an hour. I took the deserted back roads and had a lovely, quiet ride through deep powder on 28mm Marathons (without studs).Posted 3 months ago
However, I’m a firm believer in studded Schwalbe Winters when it gets icy.
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