Join Date: May 2012
Location: Springfield, IL
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Brick streets in winter?
This will be my first winter for bicycle commuting. I have bought a pair of studded tires (Nokian A10 700-32) to be ready.
My questions are about brick streets. I have one block on my commute route that is paved with brick. I love the street, because the brick is not too bad, and the rest of the length is nice asphalt. It's a residential street with little to no traffic. There are other brick streets here in Springfield, but that one block is the one I ride every day.
How bad will the brick be when icy?
More importantly, is brick any harder on studded tires than asphalt or concrete?
I don't want to tear the studs out of my tires if I can avoid it. There are alternates to the street I ride, but I really like it and would stay with it if it won't be a problem.
Anybody have experience riding brick streets in the winter??
Last edited by Bluish Green; 10-25-12 at 06:46 PM.