Join Date: Jun 2007
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Studs are probably not a good idea in the Seatlle or Portland areas (or most small to medium sized towns for that matter), for the same reasons as they are not so popular with road departments but tolerated in many places-they can tear up roads in clear conditions while waiting for another storm. I feel that the aggressive mud/mountain bike type treads I'm using will provide somewhat adequite traction this winter and that even studs are no match for slippery conditions on a two-wheeled vehicle so a slower, steady pace and quick wits will be required in all situations, even with traction devices.
Take note that I've been riding in winter conditions for several years with hardly more than the regular tires I ride all year with and this is the first time I've hadd anythjing more aggressive. I also give the drivers a day or so to accomodate themselves before I really go out on a bike. Drivers don't immediately acclimate to winter road conditions and you can see this on the news for some time after the first snowfall occurs.
It was really hard getting to the shelter but all three of my outdoor cats were waiting and got as much food as I could get on the plate...more snow coming. :)
Last edited by Rollfast; 11-26-13 at 12:45 PM.