Monday, February 12, 2007

Ford tuff

Well, after taking my bike out this morning to go to work and then suddenly finding myself sliding about 30 feet down a neighborhood hill, I figured it was a day for a 5,000 pound cage, and carefully picked my way back up the incline and swapped two wheels for the vic.

8 comments:

gravy said...

Really? Janna said she bonked twice on the way today.

I had no problems.

I'm sure going home will be a different story.

sydney_b said...

well, both janna and i live a ways from downtown. she lives pretty far south and I am way east. After driving downtown I didn't notice any ice on my walk to my office, so maybe it's just a little warmer in the city core. Take care on the way home tho.

also, I should note that the asphalt that's bumpy, is ok, at least so far. But that smooth concrete is what was bad.

munsoned said...

I had the same experience this morning, syd. I'm walking out to my garage and the first few steps were slippery so I thought, "Well there's an ice patch." However, all the steps after that were exactly the same. I'm sure, if someone had a video camera nearby, they could have sent their tape into Americas Funniest vids with the title: Tights-wearing flailing freak with a helmet finds out that mountain bike shoes really don't provide traction on ice.

My car was just fine on roads with pre-existing salt, but I'm sure the cement trail I usually take to work on the bike would have been just as treacherous as my walkway. I say, better to be safe than black and blue all over.

Neve_r_est said...

You folks need to invest in some studded tires. Install in December, remove in March. You'll benifit from the added resistance training, nobody benifits from added falls.

I'm ready for spring already. Our trails are in a chunky, somewhat unrideable, permafrost state. And road rides involve consumiing your daily allowance of road salt weather you like it or not.

Good thing I'm headed for Florida Thursday ;)

DG

VeloCC said...

Up here in Omaha it was above freezing, but I am sure liking my "chunky" MYB tires right now. I just wrote an email to a friend that lives on Oahu, Hawaii. That really made think about warmer temps....

Chris said...

Does Vic mean Crown Victoria? Like the police car?

sydney_b said...

Yep, Chris it does. Here's a pic of it and my monkey.

Chris said...

Those are some serious wheels Syd. I like the Men in Black look.