Riding late in the season has some unique challenges. We were having an unusually warm fall/winter so far, and we rode far later in the year as a result. We rode for an hour or so without any drama, then slid down this icy two-track. It wasn't exactly a skating rink, but it was just icy enough to cause us some grief. Luckily, my van was a short distance away, and I had a bunch of rope, carabiners, and two small pulleys. Once we got my bike up the hill, I went to get the recovery gear.