Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 15th, 2016 at 1:26 pm
Portland is still covered in a layer of snow after a storm last night.
If you can manage it, the biking is quite nice. Roads are much quieter than usual because people are driving slower and schools and many businesses are closed.
Conditions vary, but so far not much of a thaw has started. The snow is sticky on side roads and you’ll find more slush on major ones. I rode from north near Peninsula Park down to the central eastside this morning and didn’t encounter any major icy spots. It felt safe — and it was fun!
I didn’t see a ton of bikes out there, but the people I did see riding usually had a big smile on their face.
If you do head out, I highly recommend knobby tires, flat handlebars, a slightly lower saddle height, a helmet, and low tire pressure.
Have fun out there! And we’ve got our fingers crossed that tonight’s commute will be much better than last night.
— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – firstname.lastname@example.org