image blatantly stolen from Dayle's link to Cycle Tree
Thank you to all the drivers out there who waited until it was safe to pass. Who gave me enough room. Who didn't honk or feel compelled to express their opinion of my sanity.
Most of the roads I commuted on had some semblance of a shoulder. Others not so much.
I rode Blu.2 with two front fenders (like two condoms; double protection for my pleasure); a down tube, and a clip on, plus a clip on rear. I rightly thought the added security of CX tires, plus the surgical precision of handling would be well worth any loss in speed.
For the most part everything went as planned. I was boldly carving through roadside slush until I hit a patch after Farmington HS that was slush over ice. After that "Oh Shit" moment, I decided to exert my right to take the lane more.
Probably ride Blu.2 the rest of the week just in case (plus it's really fun).