Does anybody have any tips on how to handle bikes on icy roads?
I'll start the thread out and give two bits of advice:
1) In winter mornings and evenings, be aware of daytime puddles that have formed into ice. This is particularly true on aprons that lead up from streets onto driveways and parking lots. During the day, the sun warms up the asphalt and melts snow/ice. The melt runs down the apron and freezes at dusk. This makes for an almost sure tumble if you hit the apron at any angle or while pedaling.
2) If possible, the best thing to do when you hit a patch of ice is "nothing at all". Don't brake, don't pedal, and donft steer. Just try to coast over it, stay cool, and pray for clean pavement soon.