i was really hoping i could go all winter with out eating the ground.
a couple hundred miles on cheep Chinese studded tires has pretty much reduced their effectiveness to nothing. i didnt notice this till today. time to go to the hardware store and make my own!
i was cruising down an ice covered hill. i tapped the rear brake to slow a little and the back end kicked out. even though the brake wasnt engaged for longer than a split second, the rear wheel wasnt really spinning, just sliding all over the place.
i went down easily onto my leg then hip and forearm. i sledded down the hill on my clothes whilst in a koma-sutra like position with my bike.
totally unharmed; and glad nobody saw me.