How about 12-inches (Hey! That's a foot!) of new snow?
Is that good enough, for a day?
I GET TO TRY AND RIDE IN IT…..
YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE!
WET SNOW AND STANDARD TIRES
YOU AIN'T GOING ANYWHERE BUDDY…
So, I figure, it's just slushy stuff. Kind of like heavy rain.
I make it to the street, turn to go down to the light and…
Fall down, go boom, go wheeeeee!!!
What happens is the rear of the scooter's body starts to go to the side, but…… you're steering straight ahead.
So, you're front wheel is going straight ahead, while you driving wheel is going 90-degrees to your front wheel. Doesn't work, everything just slides out from under you and down, straight down go you.
It took me about 20-minutes to decide that, although doable, it is just too much physical work to ride in this type snow without snow tires. Unfortunately, no one sells my size.
(Am I being told something?)
However, if you want to try it, here are some suggestions - based upon my very real experience:
Watch for dips in the snow…. they are not friendly. They grab your tire.
You really need to look ahead and read the terrain. Go for the slushy, soft stuff. The packed snow is just as slippery AND it allows your tire to dig itself a hole - whereupon, you just ain't going anywhere.
You must ski along. Both feet out and firmly on the ground. Ski -- or, perhaps more accurately, out rig -- your legs push, shove, straighten, push up, right, left constantly. After a while it's really a bit of fun.
Be prepared to be real tired after a very short time-frame. Never realized how heavy my machine is….
Of course, once you're on a main road, it's just like riding in the rain. So, unless you wish to join my club, head for the main road --- pronto!
I know it's blurry. You try and hold a camera steady after wrestling with this monster for an hour….
Wonder if I screwed small screws in……?
Stuff sticks everywhere..
One Fall: slow speed, so scoot's not hurt.
One very sore left hip and thigh. Scooters are clearly better able to take falls then people are.