Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wasn't I Just Going That Way?

Temperature at departure = 20° F (-7° C)

And now, another episode of Lessons Learned On the Bike Path. Here's your host, Warren T.

Good afternoon and welcome to Lessons Learned on the Bike Path. Today's lesson - riding on ice. When riding on ice with slick tires, it is best to keep pedalling to maintain balance and momentum. If you stop pedalling you may loose control of your bicycle and, in some cases, you may spin out 180° and fall to the ice - hard.

Now, I'm not 100% sure that is a true statement, but I now have anecdotal evidence that says it is. I can also tell the City of Overland Park that the new tunnel for the bike path has temporary residents using bubble wrap and Bud Lite to keep warm. Fun day.

6 comments:

Noah said...

I can vouch for the viability of momentum and your wheels' gyro forces being able to work miracles when it comes to staying helmet-side-up on ice.

And interesting yet sad about the "temporary residents." Vagrants?

Warren T said...

I have to assume. Doesn't look like they've been back - and - if it would have been kids I would have expected Keystone instead of Bud Lite...

Noah said...

A little Off Topic, but if you like the Daily Dose when you go tomorrow, swing by Sunday after 6:00 PM. I'll be there, and a bunch of my friends from church will be playing live music.

Warren T said...

I'll have to see what the day brings. Basketball game, some time with my dad and figuring out what homework hasn't gotten done are part of what I've got planned so far.

FYI - I play in my church band as well -- wonder if they'd let us take a shot at it...

I tried the Raspberry Truffle at the Daily Dose. Very good. The service left a bit to be desired as we had to go out back to get someone to come to the counter. As we sat and drank our coffee there were two separate people who came it, waited, called out, didn't get a response and walked out the door. Still, we had a very nice cup of coffee there. Thanks for the tip.

Fritz said...

"anecdotal" -- heh heh.

Noah said...

That's a little too bad. I was there from about 9am till noon or so while my wife was working, and I didn't recognize the guy who was there when I left. Sometimes Saturday and Sunday leave a bit to be desired. There's usually only one person on the clock at a time during the slow times. If it's not one of the two owners, the person "working" is likely "busy" socializing, playing on a computer, or engrossed in one of those wallet-draining game systems at the bar.