-1 to 4°C,
Gave in: the legs insisted, I rode to work. Days like this are about keeping eyes wide open for possible (black)ice. All was clear until I turned into the road where school is parked. It was glazed, I rode straight, fine. But turning was impossible, so I used shank’s pony to teeter and totter the last one hundred yards.
I was left pondering, somewhat idly, but still…
Why did Walsall & Staffs do all that gritting & salting, but leave out the school? Schools are a magnet for large cars carrying kids short distances from home, needlessly clogging the streets. In a society that regards child safety with fanatical reverence so we are obliged to write risk assessments for the most unlikely hazards like throwing snowballs. Mind you, the pavements were too slippery for walking, roads get gritted, er, except this one. Oh well.
Anyway, back to the point; everywhere seemed to have treatement to prevent dangerous ice, but our school was left out. What’s going on. (there, got there in the end).