The roads were crap. I hadn't been out in several days and was in dire need of some biketime, so I put on my big girl britches and went out despite my misgivings about the roads.
|Roads still have ice and slush on the sides, narrowing travel lanes.|
The trails are crap too. I turned around at the EFT and decided to stay Downtown and in the Strip District.
|The Eliza Furnace trail. Icy and dangerous.|
The Fort Pitt Bridge Switchback and pedestrian footbridge looked great though.
I enjoyed pedaling about my limited range.
I had an abnormal number of close passes... Maybe the narrowed lanes made for a few close calls with drivers? Maybe it was the holiday? I cannot account for so many violations of my space today.
A compilation of today's squeezins from the handlebar camera:
I think I'm guilty of not taking the lane with enough authority in those instances. I tend to scoot over to the right and drivers think "I can squeeze in there!"
Sometimes I fall for no apparent reason other than I'm clumsy: