One of the things that makes winter fun for me is riding in the snow. It makes all the gloominess from the cloudy gray days almost worthwhile. Lots of people worry and fret over it, but the snow turns all the roads into off-road trails. Fun! The snow also dampens all the sound around, so it becomes very quite. Almost something reminiscent of the middle of the Yukon kind of quiet or so I will pretend.
The Ural doesn’t do many things well, but I think it does well in the snow. The narrow tires and high ground clearance work well, and the torque from the 2WD provides some surprising traction as the tires cut through the snow rather than plow it like a wider tire would. You can see I was having a bit of fun this morning.
It was snowing when I woke up, and it is still snowing now. It looks like it’s snowed over twelve inches today. I wonder how much we’ll get.