I am wondering if cyclists who use toe clips during the warm weather also use them during the winter? It was a bit icy this morning and I thought it might be better not to have my feet in toe clips if the bike started to slip. I ride mostly on paved roads for errands around town. I notice myself pulling up with the clips mostly when I need to accelerate or going up hill and I appreciate having them, they are noticeably a lot of help in those situations. But, if I'm riding at an easy pace on level ground I don't think I realy use them that much. This is the first winter I'll be riding so I would appreciate hearing about other cyclists experiences. I'm not planning to use studded tires so I will probably not be cycling if the conditions are too slippery. My bike has wide tires with treads but not knobby treads.
Do you use toe clips in the winter?