The Midwest was hit by an intense snow storm earlier this week, and while the conditions may have been more appropriate for a snowmobile than most cars, at least one person found it acceptable weather in which to ride a motorcycle. Granted, this wasn't your typical motorcycle. Instead, it was a two-passenger, two-wheel-drive Ural being ridden along the snow-covered Interstate 65 in Indianapolis.

On Ural motorcycles equipped with a sidecar, both rear wheels can actually driven by the engine, depending on the model chosen. This might give the bike better handling in such poor weather, but it does nothing to shield the rider from the 29-degree temperature. We're sure newscasters see plenty of crazy things all the time when doing live feeds, but an adventurous motorcycle rider in white-out blizzard conditions has got to be a fairly unique sight.

The video is actually a recording of a news report so the quality isn't that great, but you can still check it out after the jump.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      He did exactly what the newscaster said to do during the storm, and he "rode it out".
      • 1 Year Ago
      Probably the safest time for him to ride his Ural on the interstate, sans all the idiots in the iron cages.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Oh, there were plenty of them out there that day. I saw quite a few in ditches and even spinning in front of me as I took my bro to the Indy airport for a (delayed) flight out of town.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do as the Russians do on a Russian bike.
      • 1 Year Ago
      In mother Russia, this is not a blizzard.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've never owned a motorcycle, and don't really care to have one, but that could make me change my mind about them. I wouldn't ride it in the winter, though. Take that, Harley, Victory, Honda, Hyosung, etc. I need to check out the Ural dealer in Atlanta this spring.
      Nick Byrd
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a coworker who rides his motorcycle 50 miles each way to work for about 99% of the days in summer or winter. By the way, this is in Anchorage, Alaska. So you know, 6 solid months of winter.. Crazy bastard has even ridden it in the worst storms where we get upwards of a foot of snow in one day. He did get hit by a car during one of the storms earlier this winter...he still rides bike unless it's stupid slick like if it warms up to 45 for 2+ days, then drops back down below freezing making everything slicker than ****.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Driving a white bike through a blizzard, what could go wrong?
      Kris Snow
      • 1 Year Ago
      Get this man a free Ural. Unbelievable free advertising!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think the Ural driver took the newscaster's advice: "Ride it out." Like a boss!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I live and ride in Southern California. It's not the winter driving that's bad; it's all those crazy people driving cars. Good lord save us from them.
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is damn hard to ride a non sidecar bike in the snow. I tried to ride a two stroke Suzuki around town in a blizzard many years ago and I was constantly saving the thing with my legs. And this was with knobbies! Have at it if you think you are hard enough!
      • 1 Year Ago
      So brave, and a bit of a badass while he's at it.
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