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Friday, January 13, 2012

Snowy Commute


Well, the party is over...or at least the mild weather is. Cold blowing snow has arrived. That's a picture of the Mundo as I left for work this morning. I usually don't ride this bike during heavy snow. One would think--that because of its weight and length--that it would be good in the snow. It's not; at least that's my opinion. Because of the temperate climate this year (up until now) I have not prepped my winter bike yet...so there it sits with a rusty chain from last year, two tires in need of air, and brake calipers that are all but seized up. When I ride the Mundo in the snow I find its weight and length awkward...and like a pickup truck with nothing in the rear end for traction, the rear tire slips and slides easily. As it turns out, when I arrived for work I found we were closed on account of the weather...looks like a nice day to say hope and fix my winter bike. Anyhow, I'd be interested in hearing if others ride a Mundo or other cargo/longtail in the snow.

Urban Simplicity.

2 comments:

DanT said...

Hi Joe.
As I work from home, I haven't been using my Mundo lately but I have been walking to my 3 times a week duplicate bridge game.

I will walk within a mile and drive if over that. I am a little shy after my badly broken ankle in June and will start with the Mundo up in March or April - when the salting is over.
Here in St. Catharines, we have just had a few inches this year. What a difference the 30 miles between us makes.

Ride safely,

DanT

Joe said...

Dan...it is quite impressive what 30 miles makes, but I'm assuming you are still feeling this current cold snap. I hope your ankle is healing OK.