Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: Kona Jake, Kona Jake the Snake, Kona Major Jake, Kona Kula, Ridley Excalibur, LeMond Buenos Aires, Pinarello Gran Turismo, Pinarello Montello, Trek 614, Austro-Daimler Team, Motobecane Grand Record, Schwinn Voyageur, Nishiki Olympic, Steyr Clubman
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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.