Flakes started falling as I rolled into Sedona, and I thought a run up steep and twisty Oak Creek Canyon (which 89A follows) might be a bad idea in a snowstorm, so I busted South on SR-179 to get to Interstate 17 -- 20 miles out of the way, but way safer. It might have been the best idea I had all day. At least when the snow started blasting me I was on a wide road with not too many cars on it. I’ve never ridden in falling snow before, or in 26 degree weather, but thanks to my heated gear and Ducati Traction Control, all was well. Despite the snow coming down so hard at one point, that I could only see about 80 feet in front of me, it didn’t build up on the road and there were only a couple of spots with ice. I’m actually not sure if the DTC did anything since it works so subtly, but I know I never felt anything like a slip, even on gravel.