Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ice Bike Action Photos

The snow has finally stopped falling on the Colorado Front Range and the accumulations in Northern Colorado seem to be somewhere between two and two-and-a-half feet with drifts up to five feet or more. While everyone else was busy digging out, Howard had other plans -- Ice Bike plans...

Here is Howard and his dog Truman getting ready for a romp. Truman is a golden retreiver/bonehead mix. All the neighborhood side streets are unpassable as even our neighbor with the big diesel 4WD pickup truck got himself stuck and needed the help of neighbors to shovel his way back into his own driveway. Heh heh heh.

The city has already plowed all the major and arterial streets by noon on Thursday. This is the nearest major street where Howard was able to ride. Note the lack of traffic. Who would be stupid enough to be out in this weather?

And in addition to Howard getting in a little Ice Bike action, Truman got in a little Ice Dog action as well. All of the neighbors stared and stared at Howard, but he reassured them that he had studded snow tires and wasn't going to die. They seemed disappointed to hear this.

4 Comments:

Blogger Tom Bailey said...

That just looks like an accident waiting to happen. Interesting photos.


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1:30 PM, December 21, 2006  
Anonymous Pansy Palmetto said...

Howard ALREADY was an accident that happened to his parents. They are still very bitter. Oh! Excuse me. You meant something about riding a bike on ice/snow?

6:34 PM, December 22, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

Howard can't wait to meet you at RAGBRAI 2007, Pansy, where he's planning on decking you on the spot!

Heh heh, not really.

[yes, really.]

No.

[yes.]

10:00 PM, December 22, 2006  
Blogger John said...

Living in Michigan, where we get a fair amount of the stuff, I was wondering what "ice biking" was. Now I know. Sort of.

Studded tires you say?...

8:36 PM, January 07, 2007  

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