The two photos below were taken 24 hours apart. It was sunny and 55 degrees Wednesday afternoon, so I left the office a little early and took the really, really long way home, which added about 41 miles to my typical 3.3 mile commute. Yesterday’s commute home in our first real snow storm was a different story.
The bike of choice for long way home was my 1984 Trek 620. Knowing it was going to snow in the afternoon yesterday, I pulled my Schwinn 5 speed internally geared hub commuter bike out, which has been fitted with Nokian A10 studded sneakers for a while now.
This morning I plan on riding my Schlick Northpaw to work. I will add a photo after I shovel out the sidewalk and get to the office, so check back later today for an updated post. I plan on taking side streets and a combination of mountain bike trails and unplowed multi-use trails the whole way to work. I use my bike for transportation, but I enjoy it so much, I typically go out of my way to make my ride to work longer or more of an adventure somehow.
How was your ride to work in the snow? You either love Wisconsin weather … or you move.