Bitter cold and icy conditions kept me off the bike a few days this winter. Other than those eight or ten days, I have been able to do short rides, all under ten miles. Yesterday, Sunday was showed promise of a decent length ride on the East Bay Bike Path (EBBP), in Rhode Island. The start however showed signs of a potential failure. Ice, lots of ice at around the half mile mark. We had to walk around it and once we did, the 14 mile remainder only had a few patches of questionable traction.
We got 27 miles in at a decent clip considering the conditions. That is, when we spotted standing water on the blacktop, it was difficult to see if it was icy till we rode over it. A few times I unclipped just in case.
On the down side, or up side if you happened to be my riding partner. My camera battery died during the first video. I had to buy a replacement battery when the original no longer held a charge and apparently I put the old one back in. So, I have to settle by using a couple of photos I shot with my phone. Oh the humanity.