The only bike I own is my road bike. I wish I had a hybrid or a mountain bike now. And even if the weather was good I can't ride my bike for a week. My rear derailleur has been recalled. It will take a week to get a new one. At least I picked a good week to not have my bicycle. . http://tinyurl.com/meeh5qz
I don't know about your town, Jerry, but here in Ohio, they salt if it might snow, and then salt even more if it does. Thus, my fancy road bike will remain hanging in the basement for the time being. With snow like in your picture, that just means the trails will be mostly deserted. With the warm weather we had here last night, I had to share the trail with a few other people, which would have been okay if they were considerate people that dimmed or redirected their headlights. At one point, there was a pair of cyclists riding side by side, both with crazy bright lights, from a distance I thought there was a car on the trail. They did go single file, but I was still blinded for a bit. Neither one had a tail light, but their headlights were so bright, it didn't matter, they were very visible from the rear. With sub freezing temps and snow in the forecast, I will probably have things to myself this weekend. - As I was making a right turn onto the street before mine last night on the way home, an oncoming car turned left, luckily my tires gripped well enough on the wet pavement and I avoided slamming into the side of him, or worse, sliding under him. I had reflective stuff on, a Serfas Thunderbolt headlight on bright flash and a headlight on my helmet so I was plenty visible. He either wasn't paying attention, or figured that since we were both turning onto the same street it would be okay. It almost wasn't.
September winners have been drawn!!! Up for grabs: a cruiser bike courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company, three bikes courtesy of Trek, and much more!
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