Tag Archives: Ice

Winter tyres fitted #cycling

Thankfully I cleaned them up before packing them away last winter, the winter tyres are out and ready for it. I’ve had to take the SKS mudguards off because the Thorn Raven Sport Tour doesn’t give them the right clearance.
They are 26″ x 1.75″ Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres. Well worth the money if you want to cycle when it is icy.

Light snow, to ride or not? #cycling #snow #winter

This morning I looked out onto the back garden and couldn’t even see the mess that I call my lawn, or the path to my “bike” shed

So I went out with a view of assessing whether it was suitable for commuting to work, it didn’t look good to start with

A closer look it wasn’t that deep

The garden dwellers weren’t happy either

Anyway, I decided I’d go for it and I wasn’t on my own either

My road was pretty virgin snow as nobody uses it, I failed to take a photo, I was having too much fun.

Busier side roads were more passable

The main roads were clear more or less and I arrived safely and happy I’d braved it and not resorted to using the car

(shame about that one, the lens must have misted up on my phone)

I’m looking forward to the Friday night ride home now, ride safe, have fun.