You guys are lucky. I ride on the sandcastle leg of the GAP, where there’s no expectation of it ever being cleared. My only hope now is warm weather, or I’ll be riding through frozen ruts until April. (So far it’s not that bad, but last year, it was literally several inches of frozen icy ruts.)
My only issues are that my thumbs get a little cold (not awful) and I have to be careful about my glasses fogging. I went with double booties today and that kept my feet snug. I’ve also been putting my light shell over my rain jacket as a double outer layer over a wool base and a long-sleeved jersey.
The Penn Ave bike lanes continue to be full of snow. The outbound ones especially have basically been unusable since the snow started earlier this week. If they were plowed at some point, it’s hard to tell. I 311ed this on Tuesday morning and got this response:
The road crews are given 8-12 hours to have the roads cleared after the end of the snowfall. I will pass this information along to Public Works, however all trucks are currently dispatched and working on clearing the streets. If a street remains uncleared after this time, please report to us so that we may notify Public Works.
Well, it’s been 8-12 hours, so I guess I’ll contact 311 again?
When I left this morning at 7, temps were hoving in the 34-36F range, enough for any residual salt to keep the high usage roads fairly okay. Take extra time today, there is slush on top of some of that still frozen/melting hardpack in lower usage areas.