Spring is a succession of tire selections getting thinner and thinner as things dry out and warm up. We've had a couple of days above freezing and I road in a puddle once. Hah! Just took off my studs, put the fat tire bike up, threw on some 1.9" tires and soon the road bike with make it's 2013 debut. But just taking the studs (Nokia 294) off, and switching to a relatively narrower tire will make my transitional rides a bit quicker and more fun. Looking forward to being back on my road bike.