Fortunately, I was heeding my own advice this evening. As I was turning my head again frontward, my front wheel just caught something big on the ground, and only because I had a good grip with both hands did my wheel not turn violently to one side. And only because I'm flat out lucky did I not blow out the tire. 8o
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the springtime, when my commute home is again during daylight hours.