Join Date: Oct 2002
Bikes: BikeE AT--Gary Fisher DF
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I ride 3 miles each way to work on an overnight shift. Mostly I avoid icy conditions, which around here is anytime it snows. When I absoultely have to ride home in a blizzard, I have a face mask and gogges, balaclava to keep balding head warm, ski gloves and insulated booties. I have a good rain suit.
I use RainX on the goggles to keep them clear. I use a motorcyle type goggle because the lens is beveled to deflect rain and snow. I ride in heavy traffic city streets. I slow way down. I find my bikeE very unstable on ice or wet packed down snow, like it gets in traffic. I get off and walk it when necessary.
I allow enough time to get where I'm going. I carry a cell phone, and good lights on bike. By next winter, you'll be a pro.