Got a little over confident today and rode across a patch of snow covered ice a half mile into my ride that I had gone across no problem yesterday. Halfway through it got me, it was actually kind of cool though, I had enough forward momentum that I did more of an airplane style "landing" and short slide so it wasn't a hard impact like having your feet go out from under you and I got up laughing. Spun my bar end mirror but didn't break it, got muddy and wet but no damage to me or the bike so I climbed back on and finished my ride which included coming back through the same spot. Not that I want to try another "landing", I was just determined to make it the second time. I did. I was pretty cold by the time I got home as my pants were soaked all the way through but it was still a great ride. Even with the fall my Winter riding confidence level is growing though, if anything it makes me want to get out there more. Gotta get some studded tires for next Winter!