And I did actually encounter a few on the way to work this morning.
Ice and two wheels just…for some strange reason…aren’t very compatible.
The key is to not do anything. Just drive right through it, don’t accelerate, don’t decelerate, don’t try to steer, just keep it straight and steady and you’ll go right over it.
If you do start to skid, drop off the throttle (if you’re on it), steer into the skid and keep the bike under you until you hit dry pavement again. No sweat. Whatever you do DO NOT HIT THE BRAKES. You will eat pavement if you do.
Anyway, lest you think I’m completely nuts, there is a reason that I rode today and looking at the remainder of the forecast for today tells the story.
Sunny and 45…now that IS perfect weather for riding.
Maybe I’ll take a shortcut through North Carolina on my way home this evening.