If I should have learned anything years into this “car free” thing, it’s that I can’t make up my mind that I WILL be riding in the storm before the storm even hits. Call it what you want. Whether the adjectives you choose are positive or negative, the fact remains.
When I can’t push the door of my building all open because of the snow, I probably shouldn’t ride. If that was the only irrefutable fact that I ignored this morning, I’d get ok with it.
Between the weather people, the school/work closings and the fact that there were only ambulances, police and plows out on the road my personal evaluation is leaning more toward more negative descriptions.
To make a short story long, I lasted about 1/4 of a mile before giving up and walking my bike the rest of the way. Based on the looks, reactions and comments I got from the few people I did see, there was good reason to question my decision.