going downhill fast
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: 1995 Trek Mountain Track, 1976 Schwinn Continental
Hi, I am on the fence about whether or not I should get a winter commuter bike. I have a 1.5 mile commute, which is pretty much all uphill in the morning and all downhill in the evening. The very start/end of my commute is the steepest part (although I could only guess what grade it is) that gets a lot of traffic at the end of the day, which is the best part of the day for bike commuting back down the hill (slipping past all the stopped cars), but I'm wondering how hard it is to climb or to slow down and turn off a steep downhill in the snow?