I'm a newbie and started riding a couple of weeks ago. I'm a morbidly obese guy who decided to start losing weight. My bike is a Specialized Hardrock with the front shock. The tires I have are some knobby thingys. I do not have access to studded tires or the money to get studded snow tires.
It has snowed last week pretty good and the roads are covered in snowy ice that has been plowed. I'm assuming that the roads will be substandard for the next week or two at the least. I will only be biking on flat level straight roads near my house, no hills or curves.
HOw safe is it to go biking? What should I expect if I decide to go riding? Any tips for winter riding? Is it just best not to risk it?
If I was a small guy, I wouldn't worry so much but being 350+, it is a lot scarier thought falling down.