With the day off today I was able to get some stuff done around the house. We had light snowfall all day. It started sometime after midnight. Even though it was light, it stayed steady eventually amounting to about 3 inches. Mid-afternoon I ventured outside to shovel the sidewalks and steps. It was so strange to have a temperature right about at the freezing mark this time of year. It felt warm. I was enjoying being outside during this snowy weather I didn’t want to go back inside. So I went in long enough to change into some riding clothes. Then I headed out for a short jaunt on the bicycle.
It’s conditions like this where my A-train Ultimate commuter really shines. This is exactly the conditions it was designed for with it’s internally geared hub, belt drive, disc brakes, stainless steel frame and wide studded tires. In this kind of weather the city dumps thousands of pounds of sand and salt on the roads. I used to dread taking a bike out in this slop back when my main winter commuter had a chain and derailleur drivetrain and rim brakes. The sand would just destroy it. This bike doesn’t even care. Where the chain used to attract the sand, the belt drive seems to repel it. It’s a great bike
Here’s another one of my Cycliq Fly6 taillight/camera recordings. This one shows how I took a downhill hairpin turn at speed with studded tires. Not for the faint of heart. Watch: