Saturday, December 18, 2010

To Ride or Not to Ride?

Life is indeed a series of choices.

Like much of the country - Winter storms and frigid temperatures have gripped Southeast Virginia as well. My normal commuting route takes me through Huntington Park where there is a foot bridge that I cross to get into an adjoining neighborhood. Due to the snow flurries that had been falling all day while I was at work, this is what that foot bridge looked like as I made my way home that evening.

"Bridges Freeze Before Road" This was the thought that came immediately to mind as I applied the brake and came to a stop at the foot of the bridge. It was there - in the quiet cold - that I pondered my choices:

Do I ride across and risk the bike slipping out from under me where upon I crash down hard on the frozen planks and bust my head open on the steel hand rails?
Do I wimp out and safely push the bike across and remount on the other side?

My final decision...Well, I'll let you be the judge of that!

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