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Riding in Snow

Posted by Angela Diaz on January 5, 2014 at 12:45 AM

     We've been getting a lot of snow here in Pennsylvania this winter and it makes getting around very difficult.  My vehicle is horrendous in snowy conditions which is why I opt for my bicyle for in-town trips.  I wouldn't recommend getting around on bicycle in snowy weather for folks who are not very comfortable and confident on their bike.  It was years of riding before I felt I could do this.  Yes, I slipped, slid, and fish-tailed sometimes, but I had better control of the bike than I do of my car.  I also felt more in control of whether or not I could continue. If a car gets stuck, it has to find a way to keep going. It'll sit and spin it's tires in every direction, then you have to see if some good samaritans will help push your car to freedom, or, worst case scenario, you have to call a towing company.  On a bike, when I got stuck, I got off the bike and walked it until I found a good spot to get back on and ride again. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.  I did not have the tension and anxiety related to driving a car in horrible winter conditions.  So here are some pics I snapped when I got to downtown:


                                   



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