This morning, the weather guru said mid-30s to low-40s and scattered light rain throughout the day, so I rode the bike to work (year-round rider). By noon, the light rain turned into a full on snow blast. I figured since the temps were hovering around 38-40, nothing would stick, so I left work at 5 p.m. for the 48-mile commute home. I was basically right. The roads were just watery. The huge snow flurries were no problem on I-95 at normal speed, at least until the HOV merge. From that point on, it was 5-10 MPH riding the clutch with each snow flake hitting and sticking to the windshield like a giant snowball. The last 12 miles in the dark were way to dangerous but I didn't have any options at that point. On the upside, I discovered I'm ambidextrous in reaching over the windshield to brush snow off the windshield. Of course, it all depends on what I'm doing at the time (clutch, throttle, etc.). My street off the main drag had a 1/2 inch or so and I had 4/10s of a mile to cover before pulling into the driveway. Needless to say, I don't plan to do this again anytime soon...
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