Picked up my CX bike from the shop today, new brifter put on and all ready to rock another year's worth of riding. First 2 km from the shop on streets was great, then when I got to the MUP which hadn't been plowed this morning, it was plowed. Needless to say the prospect of 4 km of hike-a-bike being removed had me super-stoked. Until the plowing just stopped at a side street about a kilometer later. :|
Ah well, 2 km of hike-a-bike and 2 km of snowy MUP riding, let's look at it as the glass if half full (though sadly not of whiskey). Managed to do an endo during the last leg when I was going through a section of the MUP where the packed trail is super narrow and my wheel just slipped off of it and nose-dived down into powder. Fortunately I simply landed in yet more powder with a big grin on my face.
Moral of the story? Winter would be a whole lot more fun if +City of Winnipeg
could get some efficiency and consistency down with their MUP plowing. We're so close
to being a decent winter biking city.