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When to Ditch the Studded Snow Tires

Old 03-31-19, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by SylvainG View Post
Also ride/commute in Ottawa (and Gatineau). Last year I didn't have studded tires so waited until April 8th to start my riding. This year, got fed up with traffic and bought studded tires last week. Morning rides were (and ill be) often on slick black ice patches so as long as there are water patches on the roads/paths and it drops below zero, the studs will stay on. Hopefully only a week or two left...
I've been looking at the long term forecast, I was hoping that Wednesday night I might be able to take them off..... looks like next weekend at the earliest now, though.

The construction starting on the bridge yesterday may get the bike paths more crowded.
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That's what I remember about Ottawa when I lived there in university--that natives refer to Toronto as the centre of the universe. Well, I'm just slightly off centre in the suburbs.
It's actually the entire rest of the country mocking Toronto.
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Originally Posted by Viich View Post
It's actually the entire rest of the country mocking Toronto.
It's hard to feel you're not the centre of the universe when you largest city in the nation by far, and the 4th largest in North America, behind Mexico City, New York and L.A. We can't help it if the rest of the country feels like the ugly step sister. Mock away.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
It's hard to feel you're not the centre of the universe when you largest city in the nation by far, and the 4th largest in North America, behind Mexico City, New York and L.A. We can't help it if the rest of the country feels like the ugly step sister. Mock away.
It's easy to mock when you guys have to call the army when you get 40 cm of snow

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I've been looking at the long term forecast, I was hoping that Wednesday night I might be able to take them off..... looks like next weekend at the earliest now, though.

The construction starting on the bridge yesterday may get the bike paths more crowded.
I take Macdonald-Cartier bridge so I probably won't be affected, unlike when I was using my car and stuck on King Edward because of the Macdonald-Cartier and Maisoneuve lanes merging on the Highway 50. That's suppose to be like that until July! Of course, this is peanuts compared to the daily nightmare traffics commuting in Toronto...
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Originally Posted by SylvainG View Post
It's easy to mock when you guys have to call the army when you get 40 cm of snow



I take Macdonald-Cartier bridge so I probably won't be affected, unlike when I was using my car and stuck on King Edward because of the Macdonald-Cartier and Maisoneuve lanes merging on the Highway 50. That's suppose to be like that until July! Of course, this is peanuts compared to the daily nightmare traffics commuting in Toronto...
Oh yeah, we got that too. Number 1 in North America, Baby! Fortunately I don't have to put up with any of that crap. I live in the burbs and work in the near burbs.
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