Cambridge did a reasonable job of plowing or salting the bike lanes, but then the private businesses cleared their sidewalks by pushing all the snow into the bike lane. GRRR!
I think that businesses think "oh, there are no cyclists in this weather, and there were fewer than usual, but there were two besides me that went by while I was standing there.
That is not actually legal, and I filed a report with the city, we'll see if they can do anything- remind them that they're either supposed to store it on their property or remove it from the site.
Unfortunately while I was taking the photo and filing the report, my bike fell over- I had it parked a bit on a slope, and it just tumped over. Not the first time it has happened, but one of my cork grips broke, and something somewhere is rubbing on one of the wheels. I couldn't determine the source at a stoplight.
When I bike in snow, I do my best to get the slush off the bike before I bring it into the building by "dribbling it" bouncing it up and down a couple of times- wiping it off with my glove if need be. Then I either park it on a big cardboard box, which we keep under a desk for such days, or in the electrical closet which has a vinyl floor so that it doesn't drip on the carpet.
Tonight before I ride home, I'll see if I can find the source of the rub, and hopefully I can fix it with the tools I happen to have with me (vice grips and a couple of box wrenches). I like to carry some tools with me for a week or two after I do a major repair, just in case something isn't completely adjusted or needs tweaking.