1: I was fed up with seeing the Riding int he rain thread on the top all the time so made this one.
2: I've ridden on snow covered roads, on a GSXR600, it was mighty fun and very slow going. But I've never ridden when it's been snowing, which I'll have to do tomorrow if it doesn't stop.
I imagine it's cold, with poor visibility and the bits of snow stick to your visor and front, so you look like a inverse badger. But otherwise, is it just like riding in the rain?
You'll never know if that bit of slush in front of you is slush or frozen ice. Forget it, unless you like falling off.
Ive done it several times without too much issue. At speed its like flying an Xwing down the Death Star trench, flakes of snow seemingly coming right at your eyes before slipping past.
Real trick is to ride for the conditions, be WARM, heated gear is best. Quadruple your stopping distances, cut your speed right down, and dont be afraid to hold up traffic.
Personally, I'd take the bus.
I hope you've covered that lovely little Ducati with ACF50?
I'm not going to ride.
And yes, the bike is ACF50 protected, and under a cover, which itself is under a cover.
You only need a C90....
....and to have a sense of adventure!
I did it for the last time two years ago. It was when I was half way home I thought to myself "You fucking twat, why did I not take the car"
I did it last weekend thinking it would turn back to rain, had to turn back after 15 mins. It was slippery but the most dangerous thing was my visor, it just started to freeze over, couldn't clear it. Overall I was out for about 30 mins and by the time I got home I could hardly see a thing.