Saturday, March 17, 2007

Crunchy AND Slick

Well, it's no longer like pineapple sorbet! This morning, at around 8:30 - 9:00, the trail was covered with a thin crust of ice/snow, with a texture like cornflakes. And it's about as loud as that too. Kind of slippery, but not deadly slick. I was glad to have the studded tires, but it's probably manageable without, as long as you're careful. There are clear patches, but most of the trail was covered this morning. By later today, depending on sun and temperature, it should be better, but still messy.

To the right is a shot from just east of the bridge over the beltway, near Virginia Lane. If you squint, you can see the fence on the bridge in the distance.