Tuesday, January 17, 2017

After the Snow Day

It started snowing very lightly on us here in the Metro Denver area this past Sunday afternoon, by Monday about two to three inches of snow would accumulate by the end of the day under very overcast skies.

I elected to wait till Tuesday morning, to venture out under clear blue skies and warm-feeling temperatures that ranged from 25°F (-3.8°C) to a balmy 33°F (-.5°C) at the end of the ride.

The main roads were clear for the most part, the only part I had to engage 2WD on Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol with the '87 Beemer engine was ironically on my uncleared driveway and in the cul-de-sac!  

Fiona, you see, is not equipped with the Heidenau K37 Knobby tires that I'd fitted on my primary snow riding rig, Scarlett.  All Fiona has is the Duro 308 Street Tires so traction is sometimes less than desirable.  It still is pretty good, mind you, just not as good as knobbies on snow.




We've got warm temperatures forecasted for the next few days so all the snow will likely be gone by the weekend.  Next snow fall is Tuesday of next week.

4 comments:

Arizona Adventure Dude said...

The moon in the third picture is a great touch! Love the pictures.

Charlie6 said...

The moon was just lucky happenstance AZ AD, thanks.

RichardM said...

Remember when you had to clear a path in your cul-de-sac and out of the subdivision? It doesn't seem like that long ago...

Charlie6 said...

Ha, RichardM, though it was quite a while ago since I dug/scraped a narrow path on the sidewalks to get out to the main roads on two wheels! Man that was a lot of work too....you should have seen the looks I got.