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Old 01-27-19, 04:45 PM
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How to not fall on ice

walk like a penguin



You can minimize your risk of falling on the ice. The Penguin walk helps remind us how to walk on ice.
  • Keep your weight forward and on your front foot
  • Keep your arms out by your side to help you balance
  • Walk flat footed and take short shuffling steps
  • Wear footwear that provides traction
  • Step down, not out from curbs
  • Keeps your knees slightly bent
  • Walk on snow or grass if possible
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Old 01-27-19, 06:36 PM
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How about posting something that's relevant to this forum. Such as how to ride a bike on ice without falling.
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On occasion, one must walk a bike...or other wheeled device.
I wish I'd been more careful last Wednesday.
Maybe this advice would've let me avoid a couple cracked ribs.
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How not to fall on ice: wear studded tires.
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Old 01-27-19, 07:55 PM
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Why do I hear Burgess Meredith's voice when I read this? Because I'm of a certain age, and I grew up with TV as a babysitter.
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Studded tires or gripstuds in your boots! Alternatively drilling a pilot hole through the lugs and running framing screws from the inside out and isolating it from a tube using another tube split lengthwise works wonders.
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Word to the wise: do not wear SPD-SLs in snow and ice!
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
Word to the wise: do not wear SPD-SLs in snow and ice!
I've ridden with road shoes and studded tires on ice. As long as you don't plan to walk in them you're okay.
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Old 01-28-19, 02:39 PM
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Doesn’t everyone who has walked on ice know this? Is this for newbs or something?
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And wear studded shoes too.. you do have to stop at intersections , you know ..

I bought some after falling on black ice at the crest of the coast range rest area parking lot on US 26 which is @ 1600'..
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
Why do I hear Burgess Meredith's voice when I read this? Because I'm of a certain age, and I grew up with TV as a babysitter.
Well, I didn't until you posted this and now it won't stop....
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