I strapped on my GoPro for yesterday's bike ride. I wanted to show people how safe my route is, even when the trails are covered in snow.
I'll ride every day unless one of the following is true:
- It's colder than -20°C with the windchill
- Snow has been falling for a while and plows haven't got out yet
This winter, there have only been two or three days where one of the above was true. it's been a fantastic winter in Toronto for cycling.
When there is snow on the trails, I do precisely two things to reduce the chances of my ass hitting the pavement. I will:
- Reduce my speed to ~22km/h
- Widen all turns - a sharp turn on ice or snow is a sure-fire way to fall
Some think it must be awfully chilly out there. The fact is, when I layer up appropriately, only two parts of my body will get even a little cold:
- My toes
- My fingers
Here's yesterday's 20km ride along the Waterfront Trail in southwest Toronto and Mississauga.