I had to choose.
Turn around and go back , ( negating all progress for the day ) or press on.
I decided to keep going. I can always turn around from a place even further away, right?
Well, the snow was sticking. And accumulating.
I rode slower.
Turned on my flashers. Didn't want to keep looking in my mirrors for trucks. ( Not that there were any, the road is deserted )
Now it's terribly slippery.
I pulled to the side of the road to make a rational decision without reducing my riding concentration.
There's an inch on the ground.
I've been going 25 mph or so.
Curious to have a mental debate like this:
"Of course you're going to drop the bike in this weather.
Not if I scooch way forward and weight the front wheel. Let the back slither all it wants, I can save it.
Doesn't matter a whit whether you turn around or not, you're going to fall.
What's the fastest speed I can drop the bike, and not hurt myself?
Wow, It's so slippery, will I even be able to pick the thing up? "
I have no idea if I'm about to ride out of this snow.
I've no idea how far it's snowing behind me.
A truck appeared, the first vehicle I've seen in a long while,and the driver stopped to see if I was alright.
I laughed, said I was fine, and I don't know what there is you could do for me. I've kind of painted myself into a corner here.
I just got back on.
It's the mountains. I just might crest into clear skies!
I'm laughing at myself.
It's really snowing hard!