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40 MPH Winds. Wind chill of -10°F. Ice, slush and snow. A great morning for a bike ride.

A local inflammatory blogger was quick to point out that cyclists who ride in the snow may be one text message away from being mowed down by inattentive motorists.

The truth is that motorists are usually white-knuckled and scared in the snow. They drive slower and are more likely to actually be paying attention. Fear not, bike commuters! Suit up, don the snow goggles, crank up your brightest blinkenlights and go for a ride! I’d advise you to stay off the major arterials, though, and practice your bike handling, braking, and OH S*** WIPEOUT skills in the snow before you wander too far. Just in case.