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Old January 7th 18, 06:28 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Just wondering if when it's known that there can be black ice on the roads if anyone here wears a helmet or other protection (such as elbow pads) that they'd not normally wear when the roads are clear. Do you?

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Old January 7th 18, 07:22 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sat, 6 Jan 2018 22:28:36 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:
Just wondering if when it's known that there can be black ice on the
roads if anyone here wears a helmet or other protection (such as elbow
pads) that they'd not normally wear when the roads are clear. Do you?


My approach to that is to switch to walking. When there's black ice,
it's too damned cold for pleasant cycling- and to be honest,
pleasantness is an important factr in riding a bike for me. My bigger
concern is that half or more of drivers are barely paying attention when
the streets are clear- combine obliviousness with black ice and I don't
wanna be out there.
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Old January 7th 18, 10:16 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Cold ? Number of stiff elderly dieing from head injuries walking on un seen ice is high enough for public comment.

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Old January 7th 18, 10:19 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Old January 7th 18, 06:17 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Just wondering if when it's known that there can be black ice on the roads
if anyone here wears a helmet or other protection (such as elbow pads)
that they'd not normally wear when the roads are clear. Do you?

Cheers


Maybe I should - my front tyre is pretty much a slick.

But its taking an awful long time to wear through to the canvas.

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Old January 7th 18, 06:39 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:28:40 AM UTC-5, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Just wondering if when it's known that there can be black ice on the roads if anyone here wears a helmet or other protection (such as elbow pads) that they'd not normally wear when the roads are clear. Do you?


I'm with Tim McNamara on this.
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Old January 7th 18, 07:35 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 12:28:40 AM UTC-6, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Just wondering if when it's known that there can be black ice on the roads if anyone here wears a helmet or other protection (such as elbow pads) that they'd not normally wear when the roads are clear. Do you?

Cheers


If there is a chance of black ice, or any ice or slick condition, I use carbide studded tires on my bike. With studded tires, ice is irrelevant. Studded tires have perfect grip on ice or anything else. I use normal helmet and lots of winter cycling clothes when using studded tires. So I have two, three thicknesses of clothes to protect my body if I were to fall. But with studded tires, you can't fall.
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Old January 7th 18, 07:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 1/7/2018 1:28 AM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Just wondering if when it's known that there can be black ice on the roads if anyone here wears a helmet or other protection (such as elbow pads) that they'd not normally wear when the roads are clear. Do you?


Well, "it's known that there can be black ice" sounds to me like "It's
near or below freezing."

At my advanced age, I don't ride as much as I used to when it's below
freezing. My riding is mostly confined to utility trips around our
village. But no, I don't add any head or body armor. I just ride really
slowly and carefully.

FWIW: As a teen, I had a very large paper route (2nd biggest in the
city). Delivering by bike with a big basket was much easier than
trudging with a shoulder bag, so unless snow cover exceeded an inch or
so, I rode the bike. As a result, I may have better snow-riding reflexes
than most people.


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Old January 7th 18, 07:59 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Anyone wear a helmet or elbow pads 4 black ice conditions?

Sir Ridesalot writes:

Just wondering if when it's known that there can be black ice on the
roads if anyone here wears a helmet or other protection (such as elbow
pads) that they'd not normally wear when the roads are clear. Do you?


I just slow down and watch more carefully than usual. I'm not sure how
covert ice has to be to be called "black", but find that ice along the
verge is usually visible, if only because the usual asphalt roughness is
gone. In the dark, of course, one can be surprised.

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