It was so bad, what usually takes me 25 minutes took 45!
The ice was thick, but really only the first 1/10th of an inch on the road matters.
I shot a Vine.
While I was stopped and posting it a dog walker approached. It was my city traffic engineer! He's managing a 24 hours a day crew right now. Sounds like traffic signals don't like the weather either. It's never bad to be a face for city officials to think of when they're thinking of road users, eh?
The bike trail surface proved more predictable than roads - which is to say for 20 minutes I rode knowing the slightest error would dump me on the pavement.
Still I averaged 10mph which is fast enough to actually get somewhere.
I saw two separate bike tracks - I was not alone.
Riding in this was extreme, no doubt. I didn't fall and dabbed a few times. The Pugsley tires are 4 inches wide and not studded. It's important to keep centered over the top of the bike. I don't expect to turn with any speed, not even small adjustments. Wind and cambered surface can push me in directions I don't want to go, but I accept that until I can scrub enough speed to make a course correction.
If the windspeed would have been more and the temperature less I would not have ridden.
Happy 30 Days of Biking. It really is joyful.