Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Snow day

OK so we haven't had 3feet of snow that london and the south had but I did manage to get a snow ride in. I set out to meet up with a few people from STW (the meet had been cancelled unbeknown to me) up from barrow bridge as usual where the road was quite icey and slippery but once off road it was more fun, big drifts of snow going through the golf course, edge lane (steep tarmac road) wasn't so much a lesson in traction as a masterclass. I had 1 off descending to georges lane but a nice soft landing in the snow and a near miss when I was going down a trail that crossed a road, I was braking on the rear and wasn't slowing down too well, the rear started to slide and the jolt of that sent the front sliding too, all the while heading towards the road which a car was driving up, eek! Nobody to meet at the barn so straight up to the pike and home. Cracking ride, I've not ridden in proper snow for ages, I'd forgotten how badly SPDs clog with snow.

4 comments:

trio said...

I was out on monday and the drifts on the track through the golf course from Barrow Bridge were fantastic. I don't often go up that way so was glad I had! Unrideable but great fun!

D0NK said...

Thats my main route out of bolton nowadays, can't beat snow drifts for suddenly swallowing your front wheel.

And thanks, thats the first comment anyones made on one of my blogs :-)

trio said...

Your last blog, myspace or whatever, didn't work with my RSS feeder and said it published email address so I never commented! Blogger is easy to use though!

D0NK said...

Ah right, I never actually tested the comments section. Yeah blogger is better and a bit more versatile without getting too technical.