Normally my main source of transport around my city is my bike. I go everywhere on it. And I’ve been trying to still go everywhere on it today, when it’s been snowing for most of the day. I was alright cycling into town this afternoon, I went along a main road which didn’t have any snow on it, and it was fine. The snow was still falling, which was slightly annoying when you’re cycling into it, especially when it goes into your eye, but it was ok. Then I locked my bike up in town for an hour or two, whilst i did some odd jobs. I returned to find my bike under an inch of snow. I took a photo of it on my phone and if I figure out how to get photos from my phone to my laptop, then I’ll show you. I brushed it off, and cycled home. I went slowly, because I was on less main roads, and the snow had stuck, but it wasn’t v.thick on the ground.
Once I’d shaken off the snow and eaten, I wanted to go up to Mr B’s. I didn’t really want to cycle unless necessary, but given that more snow and freezing temperatures are forcasted tonight, and I’ve got to get to work in the morning, I figured it would be better to cycle to Mr B’s tonight, and then I’ll be walking distance from work in the morning. The only flaw in this plan is that Mr B lives up a big hill. So I’ve discovered that trying to push a bike up a slippery paverment is very difficult. The only thing that I could hold onto was my bike, which isn’t stable given it has wheels and it slips around all over the place. I had my walking boots on, and just about managed it, but it was quite difficult. Most of the way I just went slowly, aside from the big hill, I only had to get off and walk at one point, when I was trying to cycle on a footpath with compressed snow, ice and a slope. When my bike started skidding, I decided I was saver on my feet, although then my bike and my feet skidded. Anyway, I got here eventually. And within the time I’d allowed, before Mr B would come and look for me!