Drifting snow has to be about the second worst snow there is. The worst is the snow on the street that hundreds of cars smash and drive over before the plow hits. It's akin to riding over sticky loose shale or sand. Anytime the wheel has traction it sinks a few layers and gets stuck. Well, maybe the snow the plow dumps in your driveway is the worst. For some reason it's thicker and heavier and a bitch to ride through. My buddy on a Salsa fatbike was complaining about it too. I was able to walk on top of it without sinking in. However, the bike got caught on this batch on the Clive Greenbelt.
Been a bad week. The jealous NW wind sustained anywhere between 20 and 35 mph with gusts as high as 52 mph. The metro has done their best to keep the trails clear but I understand a 24 hour plow patrol ain't gonna happen.