Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1979 Austro-Daimler
Another reason to try cyclocross racing
It was about 34 degrees out as I was riding to work today. It rarely gets that cold here, so I use slick tires for commuting. I had no problems most of the way in, but fate finally caught up to me and I hit a patch of ice as I was making a left turn in a residential neighborhood, and my front tire slid. A few years ago, I would have certainly hit the ground hard in this situation, but today I was able to keep the bike upright. I'm thinking it's because of all the hours I've put in racing in the mud.