I do short commutes most everywhere I go these days. Finally decided to add fenders to my old Schwinn ATB to keep the slush off my back.
Headed out yesterday to meet the light of my life for breakfast, 100 feet from the house the front tire found a really really slick bit of iced pavement.
Now I just know it couldn't have been my lack of handling skills or a lack of sense in riding on a 9 degree morning on unplowed heavily driven roads. But as the fates would have it I turned right and the front tire went left Managed to catch most of it on my right kneecap, but still did a "gentle" face plant, bent the devil out of my glasses, tore my left triceps and made the kneecap a misery.
Now this wasn't our first snowfall, and I rode this same bike all last winter without to many issues so it just had to be the fenders, RIGHT???