on saturday i was out riding my new MC and enjoying the rare event of freezing weather and snow covered trails in the willamette valley. the mud was frozen pretty good with spots of ice and frozen ridges of soil from passers by during warmer weather. the trees were dropping their snow loading, and there were little mounds on the trail here and there of crunchy snow, most of them would give way upon contact and crush under the tire others would be a bit denser. well.... one of them was quite dense... i rolled up the side of the little mound, not centered, but on the side and my wheel slipped off and i flew off into the snow and shrubbery, low speed, but when ice is involved its usually quite sudden. returning to see what caused the crash i discovered that the mound was not snow at all.... it was horse crap, frozen solid.