Wednesday, December 07, 2005
It was cold enough that the chain had trouble bending around the derailleur so I couldn't push too hard on the pedals after coasting or stopping. Shifting was also a lost cause - wonder if cables would break. P'raps the one-speed would be a better idea... how do coaster brakes do in subzero conditions?
Today in Colorado there's snow in the streets. It was about -2 during the 5 mile morning commute. There's no bad weather -- just bad clothing. At least we don't have the 100 mph winds like we did on Monday.
The weenie part of my brain was simply amazed that my bike does not spontaneously splat, the instant it encounters something resembling ice or snow on the road. However, I'll have to take some parking lot practice sessions before I commute when the white stuff's sticking (which will be tomorrow).