But no, my heart danced at the thought of the promised 8-10 inches of snow for the "urban corridor", which is basically the Denver Metro Area. There was even forecasts for the eastern part of the area getting more snow than the foothills!
We woke however to slightly wet streets and a few flakes of snow starting to fall only after 7:00 AM. Sure, the snow kept falling lightly all morning but accumulation in my neighborhood was less than two inches, at best.
By late morning, the snow finally started sticking to the neighborhood streets though I could the main roads were just slushy and wet. Snow plows were out on the main roads, doing their usual good job, and basically the only hazards were points where snow was being blown onto the road from the fields.
I rode out after lunch, with not much in terms of snow expectations, and found not even that. It was basically like riding in a freezing rain for the most part. There was quite the strong winds coming at me from the North where the storm was blowing in from but even that was pretty much inconsequential.
Don't get me wrong, on two wheels, it would have been quite dangerous out there but in a Ural Sidecar Rig, not so much.
I went North towards Smith Road by way of Powhaton Road, visibility was less than 500 meters or so. This I judged as I could see two power line towers only at a time, and it was about 200-250 meters in between said towers. The rest was blowing snow, almost whiteout conditions.
Near Smith Road , a side road with Valencia facing North
It was kind of spooky how quiet things got when one had the howling winds at one's back, almost tranquil.
I retraced my steps back towards Powhaton Road which I took back to Jewell Avenue. Valencia and I headed a little bit towards the east so we could get a shot of the trees we could dimly see in the distance from Powhaton Road.
Facing West on Jewell Avenue, east of Gun Club Road
I took Gun Club Road back towards my home neighborhoods, gassed up at my local gas station and made my way home by way of neighborhood roads. These roads were snow-packed and slushy as well but again, not much of a challenge when accumulations rarely topped three inches.
Valencia and I got home with no incident, both of covered in icy slush with a slight powdering of snow. Hopefully there was more accumulation of snow towards Morrison, Colorado as that's the meeting point tomorrow for a few Uralisti to go ride in Red Rocks Park after brunch.