I hope I'm not driving you crazy with questions, but I have a one-track mind and right now the track is bike commuting.
I want to ride to work through the winter, if I can afford the gear and don't wimp out, but I have to ride on hills and in Oregon winters, everything freezes overnight. If I get hakkapeliita(?) studded tires, will I be able to stay in control of my bike down steep, pot-holed hills, and around curves (sometimes all at once)? Sometimes there will be oncoming traffic, too, and I really don't want to skid underneath their tires.
Thanks again! You guys are awesome.