Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sudbury, ON, CA
Bikes: 2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra, 2002 Look AL 384
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The last couple of days have been mild, a couple of degrees above freezing, with a bit of rain and wet snow. Today, however, it is a couple of degrees below freezing and not about to warm up so the sidewalks are a bit (or more) slippery, despite the sand laid down on them. I was walking in today and as I walked on what appeared to be slippery ice, I got into the habit of twisting my foot a touch (as if rubbing out a cigarette on the sidewalk) to test my traction and it was quite useful to know what the traction was like, especially on a section of about 30m/yd that appeared to be glare ice.
When riding, does anyone do something similar, weave the front wheel back and forth a bit on potentially slippery sections to both test the slipperiness and/or force the studs on the sides of the tire to grab a bit?