Checking the radar showed most of the rain storm would be passed through by noon. So I visit with my papa and then riding it would be.
The ride out of town on a paved trail on hard packed snow was a rough ride over frozen foot prints on slick ice. A lot of hard bouncing
Riding today took a lot focus to keep the tire side down. Slick wet ice was most the ride.
At 20 miles out and a couple of close calls of almost going down on the ice I decided to turn around. Take my time and get home without bodily damage. Trying to keep my focus was first on my agenda. Watching every rut, the changes in ice and snow as I rolled along. Having went down hard last year and ending up having rotator cuff surgical repairs I wanted to avoid that feel you get before you crash and one of your tires starts to slide slightly to the side. Which is almost always followed by a hard body slam to the ground.