Sunday, January 28, 2007

Careful, Careful

Almost into the thirties today. Much of the snow and ice has melted but patches still remain. Can riding season be upon us? If we venture forth at this time of year in our area we must remain ever vigilant for one of the main seasonal road hazards- sand. The road and street departments spread sand on the ice and when the ice melts the sand remains, accumulating in little piles on curves and in places where you least expect to find it. That curve you took at 45 last fall may now need to be negotiated at 25 or even slower if you don't want to enjoy that "slipping" feeling from the rear wheel. I've seen many go down. Came close myself a few times. Hey, be careful out there.

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