Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes: Cervelo RS, Specialized Stumpy, Schwinn 974
I'm in Kansas. Even here there's enough ice that I went down last year, no injury but scary, which then dissuaded me from going out on days that would have otherwise been nice--subfreezing but beautiful. I had a three- layered kit, balaclava, goggles, serious-cold mittens, -25F-rated boots, plus bright flashing lights to keep cars at bay, but I was too old to risk slow-healing injuries, so intermittent ice really messed up my daily workout regimen, and it was frustrating.
I'm getting studs for a back-up set of wheels this time.
So, my vote is for you to go for it!