I've been commuting by bike for about 3 years now, but never in the winter. This winter had just been brutal, and I was sort of tired of walking or taking the bus. I took my bike out yesterday, and it was snowing a little and pretty cold, but I felt really good about it. I knew there was going to be some snow today but I didn't think it was going to be this brutal. My daily ride isn't even 3km one way. I have a Kona Hahanna mountain bike. Not even half way there, where the snow plows failed, so did I. I walked my bike the rest of the way, and even that was a chore. I just could not keep traction and control was weak.
While I was walking down the street, some other cyclist on a road bike (I think) just flew right by me.
I have so much respect and envy for winter cyclists. I wish i could do it, but i guess it's not for me.
Here's my bike via cellphone. LOLz.