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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatboing View Post
    Did you get the Slipnots and are they good? After this week's snow and subsequent icy deathtrappings, I'm thinking I might need a pair for the 1 day every 2 years that there'll be ice on the roads.
    I got them. But I still haven't gotten enough snow to use them.

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    Winter safety biking (driving) tips from my company, as edited by my esteemed colleague Closebr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett L. View Post
    Winter Riding tips from our company - edited by my esteemed colleague Closebr.

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    If water is flowing across the road above bottom bracket but below handlebars, use granny gear. If above handlebars, dismount cyclocross style and carry bicycle above head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbelt View Post
    If water is flowing across the road above bottom bracket but below handlebars, use granny gear. If above handlebars, dismount cyclocross style and carry bicycle above head.
    Greenbelt, we need you to rewrite our company's safety policies for bikes. Those are awesome floodwater guidelines.

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    FWIW, I tried the Slipnots today. I made it from Sixth and I over to the Capital Crescent Trail, then up the trail to Bethesda, then through the Bethesda Streets (Old Georgetown Road and the side streets to my house). By the time I got home, the headlight, tail light, Garmin, etc. were covered in ice. But I never felt even slightly insecure with steering, braking, etc. And I am a complete wimp when it comes to riding in any conditions that are even remotely slippery.

    They are a pain to get on in the first place. (I ended up having to deflate my tires to get them on, then inflate the tires again once they were on.) But at least initial indications are that they work.

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