so our rare snow is melted off, but the bike lanes and shoulders are covered in pea gravel. makes for a interesting ride. Anyway, in some places quite thick. On the way home the other day I must have hit something in the gravel that I could not see and it sliced my tire wide open on the sidewall. ended up walking the last 2 miles. It was a very clean cut so it must have been something sharp
so being rather new to year round commutes. I learned another important lesson about what you cant see on the road. I imagine riding in snow people would have similar "finds". And pea gravel can really slow you down and can act quite slippery.
Tire was only about 6 months old, luckily at home I had a good used spare and a spare tube. So back on the road next morning