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Nice first ride in the COLD.

 

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Clever.

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Bikefreeek said:

If you survive Bike Fall, Bike Winter is a breeze!

I made it home without incident last night but in the fresh snow I did see an imprint where someone skidded, fell, and then continued on the trail.  Hope they are all right.

This morning the trail was crunchy with salt all the way in to North Avenue.  Did they clear off the snow south of Oak Street for this morning?

I planned to ride and before laying out my clothing last night decided to log in to TCL.  I read all the reports of slipping and sliding posted by veteran riders.  I did not ride and have no regrets. 

Ride home last night was slow and uneasy.

This morning was much better, some salted areas and some evaporation of the ice.

I expect more of the ice will have evaporated by tonight.

Lake Front Trail last night:

The Lake Front Trail is absolutely clear from Foster to 57th except for the usual stretch at fullerton and oak st curve.  I think the Park District may have put too much salt down in places.  

Adam Herstein (5.5 mi) said:

I ended up taking the 'L' today because there were still some reports of ice. Overall, streets looked okay — sidewalks still iced over, though. No idea how the Lake Front Trail is.

That's good news. Perhaps I'll Divvy home tonight.

S said:

The Lake Front Trail is absolutely clear from Foster to 57th except for the usual stretch at fullerton and oak st curve.  I think the Park District may have put too much salt down in places.  

Adam Herstein (5.5 mi) said:

I ended up taking the 'L' today because there were still some reports of ice. Overall, streets looked okay — sidewalks still iced over, though. No idea how the Lake Front Trail is.


fwiw I came in on damen/clybourn and had no problems at all. Encountered no ice.
David Barish said:

I planned to ride and before laying out my clothing last night decided to log in to TCL.  I read all the reports of slipping and sliding posted by veteran riders.  I did not ride and have no regrets. 

Thanks for this....looks like I'll try Clybourn home this evening.

I took Lincoln Ave in this morning and knew I'd need to find an alternate home....fortunately, at 5:45 am there wasn't much car traffic so I could easily ride most of the time in the car lane (where there is no ice), but the bike lane on Lincoln appeared to be one long sheet of ice all the way. I cut over the Clark near North Ave, and the bike lanes from there south were fine. I can do any temperature, and don't mind snow, but ice is my nemesis. :-)
 
jolondon30 said:


fwiw I came in on damen/clybourn and had no problems at all. Encountered no ice.
David Barish said:

I planned to ride and before laying out my clothing last night decided to log in to TCL.  I read all the reports of slipping and sliding posted by veteran riders.  I did not ride and have no regrets. 

Trikes will wobble, but they won't fall down.

Just like the mailman:  neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor dark of night . . .

Gene Tenner said:

Trikes will wobble, but they won't fall down.

I didn't see Gene this morning, but then I was running late, too.

It's awfully dark out for three in the afternoon.

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