Last winter I did a little bit of riding after getting some good studded snow tires, and it was fun. Unfortunately I didn't get much experience riding on snow covered roads because I started so late in the season. I now have a dedicated winter bike and it's pretty much ready to go for when the snow starts falling (which hopefully won't be for a while now cuz it's August). That being said, this year I decided I'm gonna take the plunge and be a full time winter rider. This brings me to a few questions for you pros out there.
Where is the best place to ride on the road? Do you guys find that you stay more towards the right or do you take the lane more often when there's snow on the roads? Or do you guys just ride the same place as you would if the roads were clear?
Snow plows/sanders: What do you do when you see one coming up behind you, especially while on side/narrow roads (figuring at the time they have their plow down clearing the roads)?
Other road users: Are vehicles losing control typically problems due to slippery conditions that you have to watch out for? Do vehicles give you more or less room during the winter, or is it about the same as now?
How much more time do you give yourself to get to destinations? Right now, my ride to campus takes 1:15 on a good day.
If anyone has any other tips that might help me out, please let me know. I plan to ride 3x a week to college (38 mile RT) and do shorts trips to the store, church, and things like that as well.