Got to test some winter gear today (and take some snow pics)
Ok, so this wasn't technically a regular commute, but this is the forum I most relate to when not doing roadie stuff.
It finally hit the 20's in NYC. Woke up this morning, looked out the window and decided that I need to immediately go on a little 20 mile round-trip commute to get some Gatorade from the Breezy Point general store :-). Figured I'd use the opportunity to see if I'm as prepared as I think I am with regard to winter gear.
Thought I'd share some pics of southern Brooklyn this time of year while I'm at it.
Shore Parkway bike path:
Quick stop at the Gateway Marina:
This stuff was impossible to ride on. I took a nice spill making a turn. Only then did I notice that my bike wouldn't even stay up when slightly leaning it on myself. Was told that I was lucky not to have taken a dive instead of a spill.