Snowy Commute Open Thread

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 05

Would you rather have this:


Or This:


The choice is pretty obvious, at least to me.

That was THE BEST COMMUTE I have had in weeks.  The roads were sloppy as hell, more often than not my back wheel was not behind my front wheel, but it was sooooo nice.  No cars, no pedestrians, so peaceful and serine.  Like the whole city had decided to slow down, and be calm.

I also saw about 10 other cyclists out there having the times of their lives.  We all smiled and laughed at one another, it was a good time to be out.  We all had that look in our eye like “we have discovered something no one else knows about, and its awesome!”

Some of my co-workers think I am nuts for riding a bicycle in weather like this, but I think they are the ones who are nuts.  You would have to be crazy to get into a multi-thousand pound vehicle capable of sliding out of control and crushing you or someone else in weather like this.  Cars/trucks are just too big and dangerous to drive when the weather is bad.

The biggest problem I was going to run into today was plopping over into 5 inches of fluffy snow…or being crushed by a car…which are too dangerous to be on the roads on days like today.  Lucky for me it most everyone decided to walk or take the T, so I more or less had the road to myself.

What was your morning commute like?

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2 Responses to “Snowy Commute Open Thread”

  1. By Librarian on Feb 5, 2014 | Reply

    My ride is a steel city bike with studded tires. I loved my commute over the quiet back roads of Cambridge. Wicked fun!

  2. By KillMoto on Feb 6, 2014 | Reply

    One thing about driving after a storm… Drivers are much more miserable than usual, and are not afraid to show it.

    Also they aren’t very good at thinking. Case in point: I’m riding up Mass Ave between Harvard Sq and Porter. There’s a car parked in the bike lane. No big deal, whatever dude, I pass him on the left. But of course the driver decides this is the moment to get underway in the automobile travel lane. “Surprised” s/he is being passed on the left by a bike, s/he honks. WTF? You’re blocking the bike lane. I’m either going around you to the left, or up and over. Which do you prefer?

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