Originally Posted by BearSquirrel
I didn't realize that ice could be that clear and smooth.
Sometimes the ice is so clear that you can see the bottom of the lake through it, or even see fish swimming around. This can be quite disconcerting. Usually it's opaque or translucent, and of course a lot of the time there's snow on it. I think the ice in the photo was wet from surface melting, and that's why it's so reflective.
I don't know why, but there's no place I'd rather be than on a frozen lake or river (or fjord!). Especially on a bike.