||12-18-08 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by cdalefan
Put skis on the ends, make them 6" off the ground and call them outriggers. Then it becomes an Extreme Sport
Seriously, though, I can see the thinking behind the idea since over the past few days I've started winter riding for the first time since I was a kid, and losing traction can cause the bike to become unstable. It definitely requires a slightly different riding style than in good weather.
It seems to me that you may be misunderstanding why you're having a stability problem, however. The bike is likely tipping (hence the want for something to catch it, like training wheels) because your front wheel is losing traction and sliding sideways. Training wheels might catch the bike from tipping, but won't solve this problem, and you're likely to encounter the problems previous posts have pointed out.
The better solution, from my understanding, would be to put a studded tire on the front, so when you turn the wheel can bite into the crap and not slip - thus making a normal turn rather than sliding the bike out from under you.