The weather provided a big question mark this morning. I did my due diligence and after reading the Forecast Discussion section on the National Weather Service site, I decided to ride. I was pretty confident I would be riding home in the dry, so confident that I didn't even pack my raingear.
|This is not what I wanted to see when I came out after work.|
|While the Symba warmed up I checked the streets.|
The streets were wet but not slick. The ice was covering the cars and some of the elevated stonework on the Courthouse, but not the walkways. It was a definite watch out for ice on the couple of overpasses I had to cross sort of night. Easy does it would be the rule of the road.
It was actually a pretty mundane ride home. Most folk were slowing it up a notch. There were a couple of drivers who were certainly going faster than I would have chosen to drive under these conditions. I hope they made it home safely and lived to be stupid another day. Traction seemed fine all the way home.
|While the streets weren't ice covered, by the time I got home I was.|
|I had wondered how water resistant this jacket was. It does okay with a thin layer of ice on it.|
|Miss Billie, my Symba, was ice covered as well.|
- 18F/-8C and overcast for the ride to work.
- 28F/-2C with light freezing rain for the ride home.