Friday, February 09, 2007

Snowday commute

, originally uploaded by mike1727.

It snowed a bit on Wednesday evening- about 4 inches or so. The roads were suprisingly passable, but I avoided the drivetrain munching salt/grit combination by riding to work offroad. This was surprisingly easy- keep to a middling gear and churn away. The fresh snow was quite grippy, but the thin layer of snow over paviers on the bike path in the office park wasn't, resulting in a couple of unplanned body/ground interections.

Local schools have stayed closed today, which seems a bit of a skive given that the roads are clear. It's the typical British over-reaction to snow- more than a half inch and panic ensues.

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