A “code red” weather warning was issued Sunday 7 February 2021 because the snow storm “Darcy” hit the Netherlands that day. A code red means “stay indoors as much as possible, do not go out onto the roads unless you absolutely have to”. Of course that sounded like I had to show you what it was like to ride in such weather conditions. It had started to snow on Saturday night at about 21:00 hrs (9pm) around my hometown ʼs-Hertogenbosch . It didn’t stop snowing until 24 hours later. The teams clearing the streets and roads of snow and ice had been out and about all night, but due to the Corona curfew the salt was not spread well enough due to the complete absence of moving vehicles. The heavy snowfall also meant that streets had to be treated more than once. In the video you can see that only some streets in the route I took were clean. Others were very slippery. Enjoy this extra post of my way back from Vught to ʼs-Hertogenbosch. In one of my future regular posts I will show you the other way (also a slightly different route). It may be interesting to know beforehand that I didn’t stay upright all the time in this ride. I announce the fall in the video, so you can’t miss it. Enjoy!
The route I took in the video below.
Video of my snow ride from Vught to ʼs-Hertogenbosch.