Today is my first day back to work after a two week vacation. And sadly, I had to drive due to icy conditions. The last two miles of my five mile commute are on a two lane highway, including a major interstate exit bridge. The shoulder is covered with a dusting of snow and a thin layer of ice. This would force me to ride in the lane of high-speed traffic. FYI, this is a pre-dawn ride when everyone is half asleep and driving with mostly frozen windows. I am thinking I will have to wait until the ice melts, but I would rather just get out there and bike. I have health and life insurance, so I guess there is no problem.
Any advice for cycling in similiar conditions?