Snow Ride?

There's a couple inches of snow on the ground & some ice on the road under it.

It's only 20F outside, so it's within the tolerance range of the motor/battery.

The motor worked fine for the few minutes I was out.

I didn't change tires for the weather & that's the problem

The tires I ride are urban tires, they don't have knobs or studs & where I live there's just not enough snow to justify changing them.

The bike is all wheel drive, which would be a good thing with knobs or studs on the tires, without them both wheels slip & slide independently, not a good feeling.

I wonder if they make a set of chains for bikes.

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Comments (15)

  1. noahbody

    LOL! A unique problem I think.

    January 07, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      Not as unique as you might think. eBikes are taking off with hunters & snow conditions are a serious issue to them… of course they already tend to ride with huge low pressure tires & knobs or studs.
      There’s a company that makes a set of chains for tires the size of mine. They’re $105 for the set & I’m trying to decide if that’s worth it for the 3-5 days of snow.ice we tend to get each year.
      .
      Either way it was one of the last tests for the bike.

      January 07, 2017
      1. noahbody

        Cool.

        January 07, 2017
        1. Munkyman

          My issue is peculiar to the eBike commuter. I don’t rely on my bike, but if I did I’d be on foot today.

          January 07, 2017
          1. noahbody

            I see that.

            January 07, 2017
  2. cjb321

    We got about 10 inches here but the mountains got bombed. The ski industry is cheering.

    January 07, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      Wish I were skiing right now.

      January 07, 2017
      1. cjb321

        Been a long time since I have! sigh

        January 07, 2017
        1. Munkyman

          too long for me too.

          January 07, 2017
        2. Munkyman

          Here are a couple old posts one a sonnet to Winter & the other an upside down sonnet about skiing.
          http://munkyman.thoughts.com/posts/my-happy-place
          http://munkyman.thoughts.com/posts/winter-cheer
          I know you like the lyric word, so I hope you enjoy.

          January 07, 2017
          1. cjb321

            They made me smile. Thank you!

            January 07, 2017
            1. Munkyman

              I’m glad, thank you.

              January 07, 2017
  3. wirelessguru1

    Average USA Temp today: 11 F.

    January 07, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      I wanna see the greenies turn off their heat & make a real stand for their principles.

      January 07, 2017
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    January 31, 2017