Weather was great today. The roads in Michaux started out clear and mostly dry. As I road higher up South Mountain I started to hit some snow.
No problem. Plenty of space in the tire tracks. The snow along the tracks was several inches deep. The higher I climbed the deeper the snow got and the narrower the tire track became. Soon enough the tire tracks were filled with slick snow and ice. And then the traction ran out. One wheel drive has its limitations. It may not look it in the pic, but that is a fairly steep stretch.
So I bravely turned around and returned to the clearer roads lower down the mountain. Despite the poor footing today it was a gorgeous day for a ride