love biking in the snow! It's a great way to enjoy winter weather, work
your core, achieve ultimate bike balance skills, and have an outdoor
adventure. It's a blast on the bike path, but not fun on a busy road
during a heavy snowfall, even if it is designated as a bike route.
Motorists have less visibility, less control, and are not as mindful of
bicyclists sharing the road. You may also encounter a vocal jerk who
will announce himself by rolling down a window and yelling, “Idiot!”
I took this panda shot when I arrived at work
commute is two thirds on the bike path and a third on W. Broadway. On
the way to work last Wednesday, I took one of the two east-bound car
lanes on W. Broadway, because the bike lane hadn't been cleared. In
taking a car lane, I road down the middle of the lane to assertively
claim my space on the road, which seemed safer than timidly riding the
edge of the lane.
View of my bike from inside a Green Cab
I watched snow quickly accumulate throughout the day, I realized it was
one of those rare circumstances when biking home on W. Broadway would be
too dangerous. For my return trip, I put my bike on the back of a Green
Cab (they keep bike racks on year-round) to avoid biking on W. Broadway. I had the driver take me straight to the John Nolen Path for some fun
“snow bike” action on the last two-thirds of my commute home.