Winter riding is not without hardship. Evening comes early, forcing workers to pedal home in the dark. Snowdrifts squeeze side streets, eliminating a comfortable side lane for bikes. Frozen fingers and feet are common issues for the unprepared.Bike tires hum on snow, and they buzz on ice. But they rarely slip when youíre going straight. Gears click and shift the same in almost any weather. Just remember the lube. And the cold wind? With the right clothing itís not an issue, according to regular wintertime riders.