Riding in the snow
This week I've continued cycling to work even though there's been snow every day. I've been using my mountain bike (with semi-slick tyres) and every day I get comments from people telling me how brave/mad/stupid I am.
Today was the worst the snow has been and I struggled a bit. There was up to a foot of snow and because not many cars had gone out there wasn't a very good clearing on the road. Where there was, it was generally on the other side of the road, as most cars go in the opposite direction to me. When I could safely do so, I rode on the opposite side of the road.
I haven't yet fallen off the bike but I've had a few slippery moments. My balance is quite good on the bike. I'd suggest those that don't have great balance, patience or ability should leave their bikes at home. Everyone else should get on their bikes. When it's as snowy as it was this morning it's so nice to be out there almost alone. Worst case is, you fall off into the thick soft snow.