While you may have the rugged nature and resourcefulness of Jeremiah Johnson, the simple truth is that, when the temperatures don’t make it above freezing, your chances of running into ice on the roadway increases. With black ice, which you can’t see, you may find yourself sliding down the road before you’re aware you’re not astride your bike any longer.

It’s time to put your bike away for the winter. (Or find a place to go ice racing.)