Not the brightest thing I've ever done. I'm not real experienced in all kinds of weather, and I don't have the gear for it. Just a good old commuter bike with hybrid tires.
But I got a good story out of it, and I love telling a good story.
I spent the morning chopping 6 pages out of a 16-pg grant. It got bloody. Then I checked the weather to see when the best time to get groceries would be. The best time would have been that morning. An ice storm was scheduled to start any minute and wouldn't abate for a couple days. We were completely out of food so unless we were going to eat the cats, I was going to get groceries.
Take the car? It's clutch is going bad. Would I rather be left pushing a bike & trailer home, or stuck at a stoplight with a trunk of groceries, unable to get it into gear? Of course I biked. My husband just rolled his eyes.
My goggles iced up on one side pretty quick. But otherwise, getting to the store was no problem.
Coming home, it had gotten dark, and the roads were getting slick. Still, I didn't encounter too many problems until I noticed my rear wheel slipping more and more often, until I was no longer getting any forward motion, and finally had to stop before I went down. Getting off the bike without falling, and pushing it up the rest of the hill without sliding down, were no easy challenges.
Funny, I had a steeper hill later on, but no problems getting up it. I guess because of the wind direction & houses or something.