So I was having second thoughts about my studded tire order. Could I have saved the money and gotten through winter?
So tonight I go out for a road ride after a over 32F day and all the sudden I hit black ice for the first time at 23MPH. A part of the road had turned into an ice rink. All the sudden I lost all control of the bike and went sliding down the road. It was so slick I could barely stand and fell down trying to get up a couple of times.
Honestly, it was actually fun but if I had been on a turn and slid underneath a car ... well it would have had some pretty nasty consequences.
So I'm very happy I ordered some Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires. It will give me the piece of mind to ride in safety on my cyclocross bike.