The roads were okay. They weren't great but the cars do take care of a lot of the ice. But once I hit the bike path I went down hard. Worse than last time. It hurt. You can see the ice shattered where I fell right where the kickstand touches the ground (click the pic to enlarge). I'm really trying to figure out what to do.
Anyone know of the cheapest/quality studded tires? I'd look at the Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires, but... whoa. I don't think I can spend 80 bucks per tire. I just don't have that kind of money. And I've heard cheap ones wear out quickly and aren't worth the money. Any coaching from any of you northerners?
I think for now I'll have to stay off the bike path and hit the road with the cars. I'm not going to quit riding. But it looks like this winter may be different than the past winters. I'll have to be really careful this year.
Get out there.